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Variety on television must be preserved, says Bell’s Crull

Media | 02/20/2014 10:26 pm EST

OTTAWA — Industry executives disagreed about the best way to give consumers more choice as they discussed the CRTC’s ongoing review of the television system during a panel discussion at the Prime Time conference on Thursday. Louis Audet, president and CEO of Cogeco Cable Inc., said customers are demanding more TV-packaging flexibility, while Kevin Crull, CEO of BCE Inc.’s Bell Media subsidiary, quoted Henry Ford, stating that “if I had asked consumers what they wanted, they would have told me a faster horse.” “I think that Louis’ business and...