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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is Time’s Person of the Year

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is Time magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year.

Zuckerberg, 26, was chosen “for connecting more than half a billion people, … for creating a new system of exchanging information and for changing how we all live our lives,” the magazine said.

Sun TV News gets CRTC green light

Quebecor Media has won the regulatory go-ahead to start broadcasting what some have already labelled “Fox News North”.

The CRTC today granted Quebecor subsidiaries TVA Group Inc. and Sun Media Corporation a licence for Sun TV News, a national English-language news channel.

Toonz Animation and Mediabiz International

India’s Toonz opens production unit in Canada

Montreal’s Mediabiz International and India’s Toonz have partnered to open a new animation and live-action production unit in Canada with plans to invest in projects worth $200 million US in the next three years.

Oprah Winfrey Network

Oprah TV network to make Canadian debut in March

It’s official: Oprah’s OWN channel will flash to life on Canadian TV screens two months after it does on American ones.

“There’s a great deal of excitement about the upcoming March 1 launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada,” Susan Schaefer, Corus Entertainment’s head of networks and marketing, said in a press release.