Radio & Television

Bell/Astral II: CRTC touts a workaround (pre-approved affiliate deals); Bell refuses more divesting

MONTREAL – It became clear through the line of questions from the panel of CRTC commissioners this week, especially from chairman Jean-Pierre Blais, that the Regulator is trying to see a way where it can approve the purchase of Astral Media by Bell Canada with conditions that will appease those who stand strongly opposed to the deal. We’re mindful, of course, of the chair’s consistent admonition to the parties appearing before him not to attempt to read anything into his questions, however, the hearing really focused on two issues: If the Commission were to approve the deal, should there be...

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.