MTS Allstream Inc. has weighed into the debate on Bell Canada and Bell Aliant’s application to force customers wanting to switch local and local distance services to call the departing provider. Chris Peirce, MTS’ chief corporate officer, characterizes the proposed rule change as not being customer friendly.
Broadcasters who purchase new media rights for programming should lose those rights within a year if they are not exploited, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association told the CRTC’s new media hearing Tuesday. The idea caught the attention of chair Konrad von Finckenstein who asked the CFTPA to table terms of a “use it or lose it” agreement with the regulator by April.
New data from the Nielsen Company and ABI Research suggest that GPS-enabled handsets will weather the downturn well. Adoption will be driven by advanced chipsets, niche industry applications and, on the consumer side, a young demographic enamoured with location-based services.