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CanCon relief will help commercial radio compete with Spotify: Bell Media 

Media | 11/19/2020 5:40 pm EST

Canadian content programming relief from the CRTC would allow BCE Inc.'s radio stations to more effectively compete with streaming giants like Spotify AB, according to Bell...

Bell Media cuts 120 Toronto TV jobs

Media | 06/23/2014 8:33 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s media division will cut 120 staff from its Toronto television operations, according to an internal memo from Bell Media president Kevin Crull, obtained by The Wire Report on Monday. Crull said the cuts represent a “reduction of approximately 5% of our Toronto area workforce and 1.8% of the national team.” The cuts came as Bell faces “financial pressure related to advertising and subscription challenges across our TV services,” Crull said, adding that specific positions have yet to be identified. Crull said the cuts will come “as quickly as...

Newcap Radio posts loss after station acquisitions

telecom | 05/09/2014 4:18 pm EDT

Newfoundland Capital Corp. Ltd., which operates a national network of radio stations as Newcap Radio, said in its first quarter results on Thursday that lower advertising revenues at its radio stations hurt the company’s...

Bell not licensing content to OTT service is undue preference: complaint

Media | 02/21/2014 8:47 pm EST

Leiacomm, a company that plans to launch an over-the-top TV service in Canada, has filed a complaint against BCE Inc.’s Bell Media subsidiary for refusing to license its content to the service....

Bell Media reaches 12-year deal with Ottawa Senators

Media | 01/30/2014 5:35 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s media subsidiary reached a 12-year regional broadcast rights deal with the Ottawa Senators, the company said in a release Wednesday. Under the deal, Bell’s TSN and RDS channels will be the hockey...

Parisien leaving Bell Media

Media | 09/23/2013 9:00 pm EDT

Jacques Parisien, Bell Media’s president of national specialty and pay TV, radio, and out-of-home, is leaving the company, BCE Inc. said. In a release Monday, the company said Parisien has decided to leave at the end of 2013. Parisien was previously executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Astral Media Inc. and president of Astral Radio, prior to Astral’s acquisition by BCE in July. “I...

Bell Media reorganizes sales team

Media | 07/18/2013 9:50 pm EDT

BCE Inc. division Bell Media has a new organizational structure for its sales division, the company said in a release Tuesday. The re-organization follows the company’s acquisition of the former Astral Media Inc. The Wire Report reported Tuesday that more than 30 managers and executives had left Bell Media in the previous two weeks. Perry MacDonald, vice-president, conventional sales, will “continue to be responsible for the national conventional sales teams in Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver, as well as the Toronto Local Sales team,” while former Astral executive Lesley Conway has been appointed senior vice-president, Bell Media sales, English Canada, the release said. A senior vice-president of Bell Media sales for Québec will be appointed soon, the release said....

Thirty executives leave Bell Media following Astral merger

Media | 07/16/2013 8:01 pm EDT

More than 30 managers and executives have left BCE Inc. division Bell Media in the past two weeks following a corporate reorganization and merger with the former Astral Media Inc., according to...

New Canadian TV festival to launch this fall

Media | 07/10/2013 8:54 pm EDT

Bell Media, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) are supporting a new festival designed to showcase Canada’s television programming to Canadians and international audiences. In a...

Bragg urges CRTC to deny Rogers’ ‘must offer’ request for The Score

Media | 02/22/2013 5:24 pm EST

Canada's broadcast regulator should remove The Score’s “must offer” licence designation given that the channel has benefitted from wide distribution for more than a decade, Bragg Communications Inc. said in a regulatory filing. “When one considers that The Score has been...