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Hockey broadcasters seek injunction against pirate streamers

Media | 06/17/2021 6:11 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Quebecor Inc. are asking a Federal Court for a permanent injunction against a set of unknown users of IP addresses that the companies say are being used to facilitate the illegal streaming of NHL hockey games.  In a statement of...

Rogers revenue drops 5%, withdraws guidance due to COVID-19

Media | 04/22/2020 3:44 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. recorded a five per cent drop in revenue in the first quarter of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic affected wireless and media revenues in the final few weeks of the quarter. The company withdrew its annual financial guidance issued in January due...

Bell backs Quebecor on standstill rule — but not for TVA Sports

Media | 02/10/2020 5:48 pm EST

In the case that sparked a year of conflict between rivals BCE Inc. and...

Bell appeals CRTC decision in fight over undue preference

telecom | 01/20/2020 5:19 pm EST

A months-long dispute between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc.  entered yet another phase Friday, as Bell filed for judicial review of the CRTC’s Dec. 19 decision that found Bell gave undue preference to...

Bell did unduly disadvantage TVA Sports: CRTC

Media | 12/19/2019 3:48 pm EST

The CRTC has ruled on two applications in which rivals BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc. accused each other of...

SCC simsub ban rejection a boon for Canadian performers: ACTRA

Media | 12/19/2019 10:15 am EST

The nation’s highest court has quashed a 2016 decision by the CRTC to ban...

Telus says Bell in no position to defend CRTC jurisdiction on standstill rule

Media | 10/09/2019 6:08 pm EDT

The CRTC is within its jurisdiction to order companies to keep carrying each other’s TV signals even in the middle of a dispute, Telus Corp. told Federal Court, but the company also argued BCE Inc. isn’t the right entity to defend such an argument.  That’s why, late last month, Telus requested the Federal Court of Appeal give it intervenor status in the case Quebecor Inc.’s Groupe TVA has brought against Bell, which challenges the regulator’s jurisdiction to force the companies to...

CRTC tells Federal Court TVA info request akin to ‘fishing’

Media | 09/18/2019 5:01 pm EDT

The CRTC is objecting to a document-collection request Quebecor Inc. is...

Bell’s Walker moves from sports to esports

Media | 08/08/2019 2:09 pm EDT

Alyson Walker, vice-president of brand partnerships and client strategy at BCE Inc.’s media division,...

Péladeau asks Quebec to block Bell’s V network buy

Media | 07/25/2019 2:19 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau is vowing to oppose BCE Inc.’s acquisition of a French-language...

Raptors finals run a ‘massive drain’ on viewership, Corus says

Media | 06/26/2019 6:56 pm EDT

Executives at Corus Entertainment Inc., historically proud of not being in...

Court will hear Quebecor appeal in TVA Sports signal case

Media | 06/19/2019 4:48 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has granted Quebecor Inc.’s application to challenge the CRTC’s ruling that it must continue to provide its TVA Sports signal to BCE Inc. customers following a tiff...

Bell-Videotron fight widens to permanent roaming

telecom | 06/17/2019 1:43 pm EDT

The conflict between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc. that has been simmering since April has again reached the CRTC, this time with the threat of Bell cutting off some Videotron wireless customers. Quebecor filed a Part 1...

Bell hardware malfunction causes Raptors fans to miss out

Media | 06/11/2019 3:28 pm EDT

BCE Inc. confirmed today that several thousand of its Fibe TV and Alt TV...

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...

GoT glitches show challenge in streaming high-viewership events

Media | 05/10/2019 6:23 pm EDT

When the Game of Thrones series premiere aired in 2011, streaming services were still in their infancy. Now, as the HBO ratings juggernaut wraps up its final few episodes, it draws the kind of massive live audiences that are becoming increasingly rare in an over-the-top...

CRTC issues mandatory order to keep TVA Sports available

Media | 04/18/2019 4:56 pm EDT

The CRTC will register a mandatory order with the Federal Court forbidding Quebecor Inc. from withholding the signal for TVA Sports from BCE Inc. subscribers — meaning that if Quebecor chooses to...

Bell calls for revocation of TVA Sports licence at tense CRTC hearing

Media | 04/17/2019 5:44 pm EDT

Gatineau, Que. — Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau was unrepentant...

Bell gets court injunction on TV signal fight ahead of CRTC hearing

Media | 04/15/2019 12:56 pm EDT

The Quebec Superior Court on Friday forced Quebecor Inc. to restore a TV...

Péladeau willing to pull TVA Sports signal in fight with Bell

Media | 04/08/2019 6:03 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Quebecor Inc. president and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said...

Quebecor asks CRTC to make Bell include TVA Sports in its Bon TV package

Media | 03/11/2019 2:39 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has filed a complaint with the CRTC against BCE Inc., alleging undue preference against its sports channel because it’s been excluded from a popular Bell TV package in Quebec. Quebecor filed a Part 1 application complaining TVA Sports is not available by default in Bell’s popular “Bon” TV bundle package in Quebec, while Bell’s own French-language sports service RDS is. The company is complaining Quebecers have to pay an extra $14 for TVA Sports to be added to the...

Bart Yabsley to head up Rogers’ Sportsnet property

Media | 03/05/2019 4:15 pm EST

Bart Yabsley has been appointed as the new president of Sportsnet, filling a role left vacant when Scott Moore stepped down from that position last fall. Yabsley was most recently senior vice-president of sports and...

TekSavvy launches IPTV service

Media | 02/01/2019 5:11 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is now offering IPTV in Chatham, Ont., and the service will become available in...

Bell offering day access to TSN/RDS for $5

Media | 01/18/2019 12:07 pm EST

BCE Inc. is now selling one-day subscriptions to its TSN and RDS streaming service for $5, the company...

Karine Moses to head Bell Media Quebec

Media | 01/14/2019 4:22 pm EST

Karine Moses has been named president of the Quebec division of BCE Inc.’s media subsidiary, the...

CBC’s head of sports Greg Stremlaw to leave

telecom | 01/08/2019 12:37 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada’s head of sports Greg Stremlaw is leaving the public broadcaster at the end of the...

CRTC has no jurisdiction over content on single programs, SCC hears

Media | 12/04/2018 5:18 pm EST

OTTAWA — The CRTC can’t decide what commercials broadcasters can show...

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...

Only 3% of anglophones subscribe to sports streaming: MTM

Media | 10/11/2018 5:42 pm EDT

While services like Perform Group’s Dazn and Rogers Communications Inc.’s Sportsnet Now have been emerging in recent years, they “haven’t yet caught on in the Anglophone market,”  Media...

New NAFTA allows Super Bowl simsub ahead of SCC review

Media | 10/01/2018 7:18 pm EDT

The new trade pact forged by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) holds onto a key exemption for Canada’s cultural industries but contains a range of revisions to intellectual property, digital trade and broadcasting...

Dazn will license NFL Sunday Ticket rights to broadcasters

Media | 08/09/2018 6:04 pm EDT

Perform Group’s Dazn sports streaming service will licence the NFL Sunday Ticket service to most of the major traditional television providers in Canada, according to a release on Tuesday. The...

72% of Canadians watched 2018 World Cup on Bell properties: Numeris

Media | 07/17/2018 5:17 pm EDT

The 2018 World Cup in Russia saw 25.8 million viewers on BCE Inc. networks...

Bell launches TSN/RDS streaming service for $25/month

Media | 06/08/2018 4:12 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has made its TSN and RDS sports channels available without a TV subscription for $24.99 a month....

Supreme Court says it will hear Bell’s simsub appeal

Media | 05/10/2018 11:30 am EDT

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will be the final arbiter in the...

Videotron ‘full speed’ ahead on IPTV: Brouillette

Media | 03/14/2018 5:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is working on deploying its new IPTV service as quickly as possible, Manon Brouillette, CEO of the company’s telecom division, told analysts in a conference call Wednesday. “We want to [get] to the market as fast as possible,” she said,...

Olympic audiences slightly down from 2014, CBC stats show

Media | 03/01/2018 2:46 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games drew 31...

Quebecor turning to court over TVA Sports wholesale fee

Media | 02/16/2018 4:27 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. will seek leave to appeal a recent CRTC decision on the...

CTV Super Bowl viewership steady from last year: Bell

Media | 02/06/2018 3:11 pm EST

Viewership of the Super Bowl on CTV didn’t change much from last year, when the channel experienced a...

Supreme Court denies Bell’s request for stay on simsub ban

Media | 01/26/2018 4:55 pm EST

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has denied BCE Inc.’s request for a...

CRTC gives TVA Sports more flexibility on ad scheduling

Media | 01/23/2018 3:22 pm EST

The CRTC has given Quebecor Inc.’s TVA Sports fewer restrictions on when it can broadcast ads, saying that the channel can now “average the maximum amount of 12 minutes of advertising material...

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...

CRTC sides with Bell in wholesale dispute with Quebecor

Media | 01/17/2018 5:34 pm EST

The CRTC has settled a disagreement between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc. over the wholesale rate Bell pays for Quebecor’s TVA Sports. “The Commission finds that the evidence does not support the...

As its TV ad revenue drops, Corus says ad tech is the future

Media | 01/10/2018 6:05 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc. executives emphasized their optimism about future...

Court denies Bell Super Bowl SimSub appeal

Media | 12/19/2017 7:01 pm EST

The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed a case brought forward by BCE Inc. challenging the CRTC’s rule forbidding simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl on Monday, putting an end to a nearly three-year court challenge — though the company indicated Tuesday it is...

Rogers, CBC ink 7-year deal for HNIC NHL broadcast

Media | 12/19/2017 6:31 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and CBC/Radio-Canada signed a seven-year sub-licensing deal for the...

Rogers potential sale of Blue Jays, other assets could net $4B: Canaccord

Media | 12/06/2017 2:09 pm EST

The sale of non-core assets Rogers Communications Inc. said it is...

Amazon releases online video production suite

Media | 11/27/2017 6:49 pm EST

Amazon.com Inc. announced multiple pieces of Amazon Web Service-based (AWS) video publishing software,...

CFO Tom Hearne leaving theScore

Media | 11/14/2017 3:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s theScore announced Tuesday that chief financial officer Tom Hearne is...

Potential described video costs ‘exorbitant’: TVA Group

Media | 11/10/2017 3:27 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s TVA Group has requested the modification of a condition of license requiring it to provide a certain amount of described video by Sept. 2019, according to a new Part 1 application. In its Nov. 1 letter, Quebecor claims that the costs to implement the...

57% of anglophones subscribe to OTT services: MTM

Media | 10/19/2017 5:41 pm EDT

Fifty-seven per cent of Canadian anglophones subscribe to over-the-top (OTT) streaming services, with Netflix Inc. as the strong leader, according to the latest report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM), a project of...

NFL Sunday Ticket returns to broadcast TV with Dazn partnership

Media | 10/11/2017 6:16 pm EDT

Perform Group’s over-the-top (OTT) sports service Dazn is partnering with...

How big a threat are OTT sports services?

Media | 10/10/2017 5:55 pm EDT

Sports remains one of the last bastions of defence for traditional TV against a wave of over-the-top...

Videotron takes Wholesale Code dispute with Rogers to CRTC

Media | 10/05/2017 6:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC...

Dazn to refund customers after streaming issues

Media | 09/22/2017 4:18 pm EDT

After a rough first week, Perform Group’s sports streaming service Dazn will partially refund...

Dazn admits launch ‘did not go as planned’

Media | 09/15/2017 2:40 pm EDT

Following problems streaming games on the first weekend of the National Football League (NFL) season that...

6 channels approved for distribution

Media | 09/12/2017 12:44 pm EDT

The CRTC said Tuesday that it has allowed the distribution of six new international TV channels in Canada, following applications by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. They include two U.S. channels — the fashion-focused...

Bell Media promotes Stewart Johnston as Stuart Garvie departs

Media | 09/07/2017 2:13 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division announced Thursday three of its executives...

Ex-CRTC vice-chair makes Super Bowl simsub reversal prediction

Media | 09/06/2017 1:07 pm EDT

Former CRTC vice-chairman of telecom Peter Menzies is predicting that new chairman Ian Scott will bow to the calls to reverse his predecessors’ decision banning simultaneous substitution of advertising for the Super Bowl on Canadian networks. In a Tuesday op-ed in...

Major boxing fight shows PPV target for piracy

Media | 08/28/2017 5:39 pm EDT

Nearly three million viewers around the world watched the much-anticipated boxing match between Floyd...

Disney going it alone with planned streaming services

Media | 08/09/2017 5:17 pm EDT

Walt Disney Co. will end its partnership with Netflix Inc. and launch two of its own separate...

Bell files Part 1 against Super Bowl simsub order

Media | 08/01/2017 5:28 pm EDT

With six months until kick off, BCE Inc. and its supporters are asking the CRTC to put a freeze on its...

BDU revenue losses accelerate to 2.1%: CRTC

Media | 07/27/2017 5:10 pm EDT

Canadian TV providers’ revenues dropped 2.1 per cent in 2016 — a marked increase from the 0.1 per...

Dazn not too big a threat without hockey: Desjardins

Media | 07/24/2017 4:14 pm EDT

Without the digital rights to Canadian hockey teams’ games, there may not be much reason for panic among traditional TV providers with the entry of new over-the-top (OTT) provider Dazn into the Canadian market, according to Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi. Dubbed the “Netflix of sports,” the Perform Group service, which announced its availability in Canada last week, is similarly priced to other offerings from major sports leagues, Yaghi said in a note Monday, but that may not be enough to draw eyes. “In our view, the main focus for the Canadian market is the...

New sports OTT service launches in Canada

Media | 07/20/2017 3:01 pm EDT

A streaming service focused on sports content, including National Football League (NFL) games, is now...

Samsung, MLB team up for VR content

Media | 07/13/2017 1:19 pm EDT

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will offer up virtual reality (VR) videos as part of an ongoing partnership...

U.S. NAFTA consult targets CanCon, copyright, data rules

Media | 06/27/2017 4:11 pm EDT

American companies and organizations took aim at Canadian cultural...

Thursday Night Football touches down at Bell Media

Media | 06/07/2017 3:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s properties have scored the broadcast rights to the National Football League’s Thursday Night Football games, Bell Media announced Wednesday. The regular-season games will air on TSN, CTV Two and RDS as of the...

New TV, streaming offerings eyed to help stem piracy

Media | 06/06/2017 3:26 pm EDT

TORONTO — Products like new streaming TV services and sports-focused TV-everywhere offerings will help...

Facebook partners with MLB for U.S. live streams

Media | 05/19/2017 5:33 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. will live stream 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) games this season on its social media...

Verizon streaming deal for NFL game to include Canada

Media | 05/08/2017 10:02 pm EDT

Canadian viewers will get to watch a National Football League (NFL) game that will be played out of London, England, this fall after Verizon Communications Inc. purchased the streaming rights to the game. The one-game...

Twitter to host 24/7 Bloomberg stream

Media | 05/01/2017 9:20 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. and Bloomberg LP have come to an agreement that will see the financial news outlet provide round-the-clock streaming content for the social media platform as part of 12 streaming deals...

Rogers buying Vancouver station for Sportsnet brand

Media | 04/25/2017 6:14 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday it intends to purchase a Vancouver radio station from Newcap Inc., adding it to its stable of all-sports stations. In a press release, the company said the transaction to create the new Sportsnet 650 station is expected to close in the fall, though it still requires approval from the CRTC. “With Vancouver being such a passionate sports town, there is a strong appetite for all-sports radio that delivers engaging conversation, wide-ranging opinion, and top-tier live sports content,” Julie Adam, Rogers Media’s senior...

Natale says ‘more work to do’ as he takes the reins at Rogers

Media | 04/19/2017 8:25 pm EDT

In his first day on the job, newly minted Rogers Communications Inc. president and CEO Joe Natale gave few details about his priorities, but said he’ll be working on a strategy in the coming...

Rogers-CBC extend HNIC deal to 2019

Media | 04/12/2017 7:15 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has extended its deal with CBC/Radio-Canada to broadcast its flagship Hockey Night in Canada program for one more year, spokesman Andrew Garas confirmed to The Wire Report. Rogers and CBC...

Bell says retroactive regulation can’t be basis for simsub ban

Media | 04/11/2017 9:11 pm EDT

The CRTC can’t retroactively apply regulations established almost a year after the fact to justify its prohibition simultaneous substitution during the broadcast of the National Football...

Amazon scores NFL deal, Canadian rights still under negotiation

Media | 04/05/2017 9:50 pm EDT

Amazon.com Inc. has secured the streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games from the National Football League (NFL), according to a Wall Street Journal report. The deal is...

Canada’s VR industry is nascent, but set for growth

Media | 03/31/2017 8:57 pm EDT

Though virtual reality is still in its early days, it holds promise for Canada’s media industry — including for broadcasters as a new way to draw eyes to live events, such as sports, according to Nordicity’s Kristian Roberts. For example, it could be used to allow a viewer to watch the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup finals from some of the best seats in the house, he suggested. “That’s a better experience than watching it on TV, and you get that immersive experience,” Roberts, a partner at Nordicity’s Toronto office, said in a...

Bell, Rogers to increase sports channels prices for bars

Media | 03/22/2017 9:38 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. are removing TSN, RDS and Sportsnet from traditional TV subscriptions for business customers with a liquor license and offering the channels...

TV subscriber losses steady, wireless adds at record high in 2016

telecom | 03/16/2017 9:10 pm EDT

Following a year in which cord-cutting increased sharply, the trend seems to have levelled out somewhat in 2016, with Canada’s publicly traded telecoms losing 220,990 TV subscribers, compared to...

Lacrosse games to stream on Twitter

Media | 03/15/2017 7:51 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. and the National Lacrosse League (NLL) have teamed up to live-stream games in the U.S. and Canada, the men’s indoor professional league announced Wednesday. In a press release, the league said its...

Soccer league allowed to block servers in Kodi STB case: UK court

Media | 03/09/2017 9:10 pm EST

England’s biggest soccer league has been granted a court order to block computer servers that host and deliver content to a set-top box (STBs) application that allows users to watch its games...

Blais defends SimSub decision

Media | 03/03/2017 9:51 pm EST

Canada has one of the “world’s most open cultural markets” and the CRTC’s decision to ban simultaneous substitution during BCE Inc.’s broadcast of the National Football League’s...

Super Bowl viewership falls 39% on Bell channels

Media | 02/07/2017 7:06 pm EST

The CRTC’s decision to ban simultaneous substitution for the National Football League’s Super Bowl has had a significant effect on viewership, as BCE Inc.'s media division reported an audience drop-off of...

Blais calls out demands for ‘political interference’ with CRTC

Media | 02/02/2017 9:04 pm EST

OTTAWA — CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais used his opening remarks at a panel discussion Thursday to criticize individuals who are calling for “political interference” in the...

Bell plans viewer contests, Letterkenny broadcast for Super Bowl

Media | 01/26/2017 8:17 pm EST

BCE Inc. has given more details about its broadcast plans for the upcoming National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl, including pointing fans to a resource where they can watch American ads in...

Telus rolls out welcome mat to lead Dec. lobbying numbers

Media | 01/23/2017 9:28 pm EST

Telus Corp. led the telecom pack in December for government relations activity, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry, logging 14 monthly communication reports. In addition to getting in touch with the policy advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Justin To, Telus also bent the ears of members of the prime minister’s cabinet. According to the communication reports, which are filed by the 15th of every month for the previous month’s activity, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains were...

O’Leary promises unrecognizable CRTC as he enters CPC leadership race

Media | 01/18/2017 8:37 pm EST

Celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary has the country’s telecom regulator in his sights as he launches his campaign for leader of the federal Conservative Party. O’Leary, who...

Unifor asks for suspension of SimSub ban

Media | 01/12/2017 5:12 pm EST

The union representing members of the television and media sectors is asking the CRTC to reverse or suspend its decision banning simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl in order for its impact to be fully considered. In...

Bell, NFL file appeal of Super Bowl simsub rules

Media | 01/03/2017 8:41 pm EST

BCE Inc. and the National Football League (NFL) have filed appeals in federal court arguing that the CRTC lacks the authority to ban the use of simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl. The latest appeals, filed Dec. 28,...

Amid political push for SimSub ruling reversal, Bell yet to file appeal

Media | 12/21/2016 4:36 pm EST

Despite having less than two months until the Feb. 5 kick off at the 51st Super Bowl, BCE Inc. has yet to start the process with the courts to put a stop to a decision prohibiting...

Canadian politicians follow U.S. in call to reverse SimSub ban: report

Media | 12/16/2016 9:16 pm EST

Two MPs are asking the CRTC to reverse its decision on simultaneous substitution for the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl, a week after four United States congressmen demanded the same, according to a report by the Canadian Press Thursday. Liberals Bob Nault and Wayne Easter have written letters to the regulator urging it to reverse its decision banning the swapping of Canadian advertisements for American ones during the game, CP said. The CRTC decision was...

U.S. politicians asking Canadian gov’t to reverse SimSub ban

Media | 12/08/2016 10:38 pm EST

Canada is violating its trade obligations by banning simultaneous substitution for the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl, four United States politicians said in a letter to the...

MLS viewership hits record with Toronto-Montreal game

Media | 11/24/2016 6:50 pm EST

Tuesday’s Major League Soccer (MLS) game between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC was Canada’s most-watched MLS game ever, BCE Inc. said in a press release. The game, part of the...

MacDonald talks competition for radio, set-top rating system

Media | 11/10/2016 7:08 pm EST

CRTC commissioner Christopher MacDonald said radio stations must build on their strengths in order to deal with increasing competition in a speech to the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB)...

Super Bowl appeal to go ahead, but court says no stay

Media | 11/02/2016 5:01 pm EDT

Federal Court has granted BCE Inc. leave to appeal the CRTC’s decision not to allow simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl, though it declined to delay the implementation of the decision until the court...

TVA Group posts smaller loss, buoyed by hockey

Media | 10/28/2016 7:34 pm EDT

TVA Group Inc. reported a smaller net loss in the third quarter compared to the previous year, as revenues were lifted by the World Cup of Hockey event this fall.  In the three-month period ended Sept. 30,...

For the first time in 10 years, broadcast sector revenues fall: CRTC

Media | 10/25/2016 9:35 pm EDT

The broadcasting sector saw its first overall revenue decrease in the previous decade last year, while traditional TV viewership among youth continued to fall, according to numbers reported by the...

Buzzfeed and Twitter team up for election coverage

Media | 10/14/2016 8:33 pm EDT

Twitter Inc. will partner with Buzzfeed Inc. to provide live coverage of the United States presidential election next month. The Nov. 8 election night special will be streamed exclusively on Twitter, the companies...

SuperBowl simsub ban shouldn’t be delayed, AG says

Media | 10/13/2016 9:06 pm EDT

BCE Inc. hasn’t demonstrated enough evidence that a court should postpone the implementation of the CRTC’s decision to eliminate simultaneous substitution for the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl,...

Bell asks for stay of Super Bowl simsub decision in new appeal

Media | 09/21/2016 9:28 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has filed a new motion petitioning the Federal Court of Appeal to hear its case against the CRTC decision banning simultaneous substitution during the Super Bowl. In a notice of motion filed in Toronto on Monday, Bell repeated its argument that the CRTC went outside of its jurisdiction and that it doesn’t have the authority to  “make orders that have retrospective effect or interfere with vested contractual rights.” A joint appeal first filed last year by the National Football League (NFL) and Bell, which owns the CTV network that broadcasts the...