Cable / Telecom News

Commission sides with Bell over Cogeco


GATINEAU – The CRTC said Friday the wholesale rate for French-language youth channel VRAK set by owner Bell Media is the right one for Cogeco Connexion to pay. Cogeco had asked the Commission for Final Offer Arbitration over the long-running rate dispute but in the decision announced Friday, the Regulator said “The Commission selects Bell’s offer, thereby establishing the linear and multiplatform wholesale rates for distribution of VRAK by Cogeco. The Commission finds that the offer proposed by Bell is most appropriate when evaluated in light of factors relating to fair market value, taking into account their probative value.” Cogeco...