Cable & Telecom

Bell targets ‘likely’ illegal FIFA World Cup streamers ahead of tournament

By Ahmad Hathout BELL MEDIA FILED an application yesterday requesting the Federal Court stop entities that “provide or will provide” unlicensed access to November’s FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Bell owns broadcasting rights in Canada to the games, which are expected to run for about a month starting Nov. 20 and will include Canada’s participation, which Bell said in its application is expected to significantly increase interest and viewership in the country. “A significant number of Canadian consumers are turning to unauthorized, user-friendly, websites and services on the Internet (“Piracy Streaming Platforms”) to access infringing live television content, including soccer...

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.