Cable & Telecom

Bell wants local avail flexibility, too

OTTAWA – With the recent decision to allow Canadian TV distributors to promote their Internet and voice offerings, as reported by, Bell Canada and its Bell ExpressVu satellite division is asking for the same concession in their licenses.American cable channels make two minutes per hour available for local ad sales – which is a multi-billion-dollar business for U.S. MSOs. However, Canadian cable companies are not allowed, by regulation, to sell the time here. Until recently, 75% of the time had to be given, at cost, to Canadian broadcasters while the remaining time was only to be used to promote...

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.