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Possible windfall to accrue to Bell Fund if ExpressVu application successful

News | 06/24/2005 4:00 am EDT

The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund could receive a small financial windfall if Bell ExpressVu’s application to change its contribution guidelines for its pay-per-view (PPV) service is approved by the CRTC. As part of its PPV licence renewal application (Broadcasting PN 2005-59), ExpressVu has asked the regulator to allow it to put all of its PPV-related programming contributions into the Bell Fund. The hit would be offset somewhat by its request to change its method of calculating those contributions, but the net effect could still see the Bell Fund grow richer by several hundred thousand dollars per year.

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