Cable & Telecom

CRTC says Bell’s mobile content sports deals are out-of-bounds

OTTAWA-GATINEAU - Bell Mobility gave itself a “significant competitive advantage” by entering into exclusive agreements for the mobile rights to popular National Hockey League (NHL) and National Football League (NFL) content, the CRTC ruled Monday. The decision comes as a result of a complaint filed by Telus last January after it attempted to negotiate with Bell and the two leagues, without success, for the rights to the content. Telus said that “to the extent that bundling of services plays an important role in delivering value to consumers, the effect of ‘carriage of content’ (Bell’s content) exclusives on mobile platforms may affect Telus’ nascent entry...
 

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.