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Bell ExpressVu predicts faster roll out of HDTV as a result of CTV acquisition

News | 09/28/2000 4:00 am EDT

One of the spin-off benefits of BCE Inc’s purchase of CTV Inc is a faster roll out of HDTV in Canada, a senior BCE executive told CCR. Alain Gourd, president and CEO of BCE Media, said in an interview that the acquisition has pressed Bell to push ahead with the testing of technology to launch at least two, and as many as four, HDTV channels on its Bell ExpressVu satellite system by Christmas.

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