Quebec lobby asks for new process to establish multimedia strategy in province

Quebec’s multimedia lobby is asking the province for several new measures to focus programs intended to help the industry.

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Bell Canada official says surprise over CRTC retransmission submission unwarranted

Bell Canada’s chief regulatory officer, Sheridan Scott, says it should come as no surprise that the company has come out strongly in favour of allowing some form of Internet retransmission in a recent submission to the CRTC on the issue (CNM, Sept. 18/02). While many observers were taken aback that the giant telco was in favour of creating a new exemption order for Internet retransmitters – one that would undermine the regulatory basis for Bill C-48 – Scott says the company has pushed for retransmission with restrictions since the beginning of the legislative process earlier this year.

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CCR Update

Rogers renews agreement to carry Astral Television’s The Movie Network, Super Écran
Astral Television Networks and Rogers Cable Inc. have signed a long-term affiliation agreement for the continued carriage of Astral’s The Movie Network and Super Écran on all Rogers systems in eastern Canada. As is usually the case, terms of the agreement were not revealed. More details.

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