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News | 05/09/2002 4:00 am EDT

Fecan says Bell Globemedia hasn’t given up on convergence
Bell Globemedia president and CEO Ivan Fecan says he hasn’t given up on convergence. "In terms of where I see it going is I see a continuum," he told delegates at the New Developments in Communications Law and Policy conference on April 26. He likened convergence to research and development, indicating that it would take a number of applied experiments over time before the convergence applications that really have strength are found. "I think we need to go down that route (toward convergence) and find out," he said. Parent company BCE Inc.’s television, print, and Internet convergence strategy has been questioned recently, particularly following the surprise resignation of Jean Monty, BCE chair and CEO (CCR, April 25/02). Monty was the architect of Bell Globemedia.

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