Home Page News Briefs People Media Telecom Archives About Us
Advertising Subscribe Reuse & Permissions
The Hill Times Parliament Now The Lobby Monitor HTCareers Classifieds

TAGGED AS ROBERT FIFE

Blais makes statement on alleged CTV news interference

Media | 03/25/2015 2:10 pm EDT

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais on Wednesday issued a statement warning about the seriousness of "manipulating news coverage" in the wake of a report that a prominent BCE Inc. executive did just that last week. The Globe and Mail reported Wednesday that Bell Media president Kevin Crull directed staff at its CTV News operation not to show footage of Blais following the commission's decision Thursday on TV-channel unbundling. The story said Blais had an interview on BNN, also owned by Bell Media, shortly after the afternoon announcement on Thursday, which said TV service...