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Bell asks CRTC to dismiss PIAC’s CraveTV complaint

Media | 02/13/2015 8:10 pm EST

BCE Inc. is asking the CRTC to dismiss a “frivolous and vexatious” Feb. 6 complaint from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) against the company’s CraveTV service, arguing that the case has no chance of success and that the regulator has made such streaming services exempt from oversight. PIAC should be “well aware” that the CRTC has no power to dictate the business model for streaming services, Bell said in a Friday letter, adding that the group is “effectively asking the Commission to substitute their business judgment for Bell Media's as to...