Cable & Telecom

EBOX says Bell refusing to offer its TV services for distribution

MONTREAL — EBOX, an independent Internet and phone service provider in Quebec and Ontario, hasn’t yet launched its new television distribution service, but already it’s had to file a complaint against Canada’s biggest broadcaster, Bell Media, accusing the media giant of blacklisting it for competitive reasons.The complaint, published last week by the CRTC, says that EBOX has been trying since November 2016 to negotiate carriage of Bell’s discretionary services, including TSN, Discovery, Space and Bravo. After reaching an impasse, the company asked the Commission to arbitrate a deal on five of Bell’s 24 services.EBOX’s complaint states that after requesting this...

Our industry and COVID-19

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