Radio & Television

Day 3 at 2009-411: Quebecor lambastes ad campaigns; Canwest goes near a number, would tie to CPE

GATINEAU – The word of the day on Wednesday at the CRTC hearing? Rebalancing.While both presenters yesterday (Quebecor and CanWest Global) said they wanted to “rebalance” the regulatory system, they meant it in different ways. And Quebecor’s way – where a value for signal regime wouldn’t cause another carrier rate increase – was likely music to consumers’ ears.Quebecor (which, of course, owns the largest Quebec cable company in Videotron and the most successful French-language broadcaster, TVA) went first and the tone between its executives and the commissioners was far less testy than prior presenters.This is what we heard on day...

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