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Bell Media ‘comfortable’ with Crave, president tells CRTC

Media | 11/29/2016 11:22 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — BCE Inc. has to take both offensive and defensive positions when facing off against international competitors, the company told the CRTC Tuesday, as it took its turn being grilled about its TV licence renewal application. “From a defensive perspective, entering into deep licensing arrangements with ongoing producers of great foreign content is really important,” Mary Ann Turcke, Bell Media president, told the panel in response to a question about the company’s game plan to compete against foreign competitors. “Obviously, if I have...

CCSA president Alyson Townsend leaves post

telecom | 06/15/2016 3:26 pm EDT

Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) president and CEO Alyson Townsend has left the organization, vice-president of corporate and regulatory Chris Edwards confirmed Wednesday. Jenny Bosien, CCSA’s finance director, has stepped in as interim CEO, Edwards said over the phone. Edwards could not confirm the date when Townsend left the position she has held for at least a decade, but said it was “within the last two weeks.” A search for a new CEO will be conducted, Edwards said, but did not have a timeline for putting a new permanent CEO in place....