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Court denies Bell Super Bowl SimSub appeal

Media | 12/19/2017 7:01 pm EST

The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed a case brought forward by BCE Inc. challenging the CRTC’s rule forbidding simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl on Monday, putting an end to a nearly three-year court challenge — though the company indicated Tuesday it is...

VMedia obtains refund on QVC decision

Media | 09/19/2017 5:15 pm EDT

The CRTC will have to review a decision to not allow VMedia Inc. to carry a U.S. shopping channel, following a successful contest by the independent provider in the Federal Court of Appeal. In a Friday decision, a pair of Appeals court justices concluded that the regulator’s April 2016 denial of VMedia’s application to add QVC to the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution was not reasonable. During the proceeding, Rogers Communications Inc. — named as the respondent in the action, as it intervened in the CRTC proceeding and owns...