The CRTC has licensed BCE Inc. subsidiary Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc. to operate broadcast distribution services in the Greater Sudbury area, the commission said on Friday. In its decision, the commission said Bell Aliant, in partnership with a numbered company, requested permission to distribute a basic television service that included the U.S. signals of WBZ-TV (CBS), WHDH-TV (NBC) and WCVB-TV (ABC) in Boston, Mass., WUHF-TV (FOX) in Rochester, N.Y., and WMED-TV (PBS) in Calais, Me. The CRTC said it did not receive any interventions on Bell’s request. It said Bell’s Sudbury-area distribution service must be operational within 24 months of Friday’s decision. The licence will expire on August 31, 2018, the commission said.