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CRTC rejects Bell’s ask to simsub Canadian Super Bowl ads in 2019

Media | 11/09/2018 12:16 pm EST

The CRTC has rejected a request by BCE Inc. to bring back simultaneous commercial substitution in time for next year’s Super Bowl, pending a ruling by Canada’s top court and implementation of the new free trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico. In a letter this week sent to Bell Media’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, content and distribution, Kevin Goldstein, CRTC secretary general Claude Doucet said the commission is rejecting Bell’s application to temporarily suspend the...

Bell asks Supreme Court for stay, reversal of CRTC simsub decision

Media | 01/18/2018 4:12 pm EST

Weeks ahead of the 2018 Super Bowl, BCE Inc., along with the National Football League (NFL), is turning to the Supreme Court of Canada over the CRTC’s decision to ban...

Look at high cost of à la carte channels, PIAC tells CRTC

Media | 10/17/2017 8:16 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — There are still some problems with the implementation...

Public consultation before closing TV stations unwarranted: Bell, Rogers

Media | 12/02/2016 12:53 am EST

GATINEAU, Que. — CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais floated the idea that the commission should require a public consultation before a broadcaster closes a TV station during the last day...

Heritage’s CanCon review could take a decade to play out, panel hears

Media | 05/05/2016 10:06 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The results of the sweeping review of Canadian content in a digital age announced by Heritage Canada last week could take 10 years to materialize, University of Ottawa law professor...

Bell Media reps face grilling on MTS at House committee

Media | 05/03/2016 6:40 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Parliamentarians hoping for answers to outstanding questions about Monday’s news that BCE Inc. had struck a deal to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services...