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No Super Bowl simsub reversal without USMCA: gov’t to Bell

Media | 06/07/2019 5:00 pm EDT

The federal government isn’t interested in helping ensure BCE Inc. sees a reversal of the CRTC’s Super Bowl simultaneous substitution ban outside of the new free trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, internal documents indicate. A briefing note for...

Bell asks to shut down 28 rebroadcasting transmitters

telecom | 03/26/2019 6:15 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division is asking the CRTC to allow it to shutter 28 of its rebroadcasting transmitters that it says “generate no incremental revenue and attract little to no viewership.” The Part 1 application comes two years after the CRTC allowed Bell to shut...

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...