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GATINEAU and TORONTO – The CRTC officially revoked, at Bell Media’s request, the broadcasting licences of Book Television and Fashion Television Channel on Thursday. Both will cease operations at 11:59... Continue Reading
Advanced service joins all-in-one-video push By Greg O’Brien MONTREAL – This week, Cogeco Connexion became the latest company to tell consumers if they want all of their video in one... Continue Reading
By Doug Barrett
IN ANY STORY OF corporate “restructuring” or “streamlining” there is always another, inside story. What, in the case of the recent, and ongoing, terminations at Bell Media was that story, and how will the aftermath shape the development and production of programming in Canada?
Full disclosure: I have no inside knowledge of what occurred and have not spoken to anyone involved. On the other hand, having had a fair amount of experience in these things over the years as a lawyer and executive I have some insight.
Let’s start with the sheer scale of the thing. At…