Cable & Telecom

Bell makes some CTV stations SD-only on satellite

By Steve Faguy MONTREAL — Bell Canada is telling subscribers “satellite spacing issues” are behind a recent decision to remove high-definition feeds of local CTV stations from its satellite distribution service but is not giving any details. On Nov. 22, Bell removed HD feeds for CTV stations in Ottawa, Moncton, Kitchener, Ont., Sydney, N.S., and the four CTV Northern Ontario stations. The standard definition feeds were kept and subscribers were encouraged to tune into those channels instead or were simply shown a message saying “This channel is no longer available.” Responding to complaints sent on Twitter, Bell said, “Due to satellite...

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.