Radio & Television

Bell/Astral II: Commissioner irks Bell execs with radio queries

MONTREAL - As part of its application to buy Astral Media, BCE is asking for an exception to the CRTC's common ownership policy that would allow it to own an extra English-language radio station in Montreal. This would allow it to keep sports talk station CKGM (TSN Radio 690) while buying three Astral stations. Without it, Bell says it will be forced to sell the station or turn in its licence. But during questioning on Monday at a hearing in Montreal, commissioner Suzanne Lamarre floated the idea of another option: forcing Bell to keep CKGM in its current format and...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.