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Bell says it is free to withhold new services in dispute with CCSA

BCE Inc. is not unduly preferring its own TV service and is simply withholding new services and features as leverage in its negotiations with the Canadian Communication Systems Alliance, as is its right, according to Bell's response to a CCSA complaint.  In a Sept. 18 CRTC filing in response to CCSA's...

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$1B of production at risk due to lack of insurance: CMPA, AQPM

Some 214 "camera-ready" film and television projects, employing 19,500 people, and representing $1 billion in production spending is at "imminent risk" because of a lack of COVID-19 insurance available to producers, according to surveys conducted by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the...

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