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Randy Lennox to head Bell Media as Mary Ann Turcke leaves for NFL

Media | 02/27/2017 9:29 pm EST

Randy Lennox has been named the new president of BCE Inc.’s media division following the departure of Mary Ann Turcke, the company announced Monday. In a press release, Bell Media said Turcke, who has been in the role since April 2015 and with the company for a dozen years overall, has accepted a new job with the National Football League as president of digital media and the NFL Network. Turcke will be based in Los Angeles, the release said. As of Monday, Lennox has moved...

Netflix downloads bad sign for telecoms: Desjardins

Media | 12/02/2016 8:16 pm EST

A move by Netflix Inc. to allow users to download some content for offline viewing is part of a wider push for customers among streaming services, according to a research note from Desjardins Capital Markets. Analyst Maher Yaghi wrote Friday that over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix and Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Prime have been making efforts “to become more attractive to consumers as competition in the OTT space is increasing.” He said that “this is ultimately a negative for telecom companies, as clients subscribing to OTT...

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...

Domenic Vivolo leaves Bell Media, executive team shuffled

Media | 08/02/2016 8:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division is shuffling its senior management following the departure of the head of its content sales, marketing and digital products team. In a Tuesday press release,...

Karine Moses named new head of Bell Media’s out-of-home ad branch

Media | 06/22/2016 6:12 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division announced Wednesday that Karine Moses, Bell’s vice-president of field operations support, would be taking on the position of president of Astral Out of Home. Moses will replace outgoing Luc Quétel as the head of the out-of-home advertising arm that covers more than...

Bell, Channel Zero tell CRTC local TV needs help

Media | 01/26/2016 12:57 am EST

GATINEAU — The first day of the CRTC’s hearing on local and community television painted a picture of traditional TV in flux, as operators of conventional stations said declining ad revenue is making local TV...

CraveTV now available without strings for $8

telecom | 01/14/2016 9:28 pm EST

BCE Inc. said Thursday that its CraveTV streaming service is now available online to Canadians without TV subscriptions, but they will pay about twice what subscribers to Bell TV and other TV services have been putting out for CraveTV so far. Its Bell Media division said in a press release that CraveTV is now available on an over-the-top basis for $7.99 a month, with one-month free trials being offered to new customers. That compares to the $4 monthly fee that subscribers to various TV services, including those from Bell, Telus Corp. and Eastlink, have been paying since the service launched...

Future CraveTV prices unclear for non-Bell customers

telecom | 12/08/2015 9:56 pm EST

Subscribers to BCE Inc.’s TV services will pay more for CraveTV starting in February, though the company isn’t saying how much customers who get the streaming service through other TV-service providers, or those...

Bell Media ranks shaken up further

Media | 10/02/2015 1:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s Bell Media has parted ways with more senior employees, a spokesman confirmed Friday. Bell Media's Scott Henderson said in an email: "I can confirm there have been some director-level departures at Bell...

Shomi’s open access doesn’t equal white flag for TV services: expert

Media | 08/20/2015 8:21 pm EDT

As of Thursday, any Canadian with Internet was able subscribe to Shomi without being a customer of other services from its owners, Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., though one industry observer said this does not mean these companies have given up on their TV services. Shomi announced Thursday in a...

Bell’s CraveTV to go pure OTT

Media | 07/13/2015 10:28 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will make its CraveTV streaming service available to all Canadians as of Jan 1., 2016, it said in a press release Monday, in what marks a change in strategy for the company. Bell Media president Mary Ann Turcke said...

Kevin Crull out as Bell Media boss

Media | 04/09/2015 8:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said Thursday that Kevin Crull is out as president of its Bell Media division, and a press release appeared to link Crull's ousting to his recent conflict with news staff over coverage of the CRTC's decision on...

Mary Ann Turcke to head Bell Media sales

Media | 11/03/2014 5:54 pm EST

BCE Inc.'s Bell Media said Monday that Mary Ann Turcke was appointed group president of its media sales division for local TV and radio. Bell Media said, effective immediately, Turcke fills the role that was held by Luc...