Cable & Telecom

Bell Media, CIDG face final offer arbitration next month

OTTAWA – The dispute between Bell Media and a group of independent distributors known as the Canadian Independent Distributors Group (CIDG) will go to final arbitration on June 29, the CRTC said Thursday. As has reported, Cogeco Cable, Telus, EastLink, MTS and the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance have balked at the terms of carriage offered to them by Bell Media for its 30-some specialty channels.   Alleging undue preference against Bell, the CIDG object to packaging, penetration, and other terms offered to them by Bell Media.  Bell says that its wholesale costing model, a penetration based rate card that it says has already...

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.