Cable & Telecom

Industry wary of Bell/CTV marriage

TORONTO - The Canadian broadcast and telecom industries appear to have plenty to say about the proposed merger of Bell and CTV.  With comments and interventions due on Tuesday, three weeks in advance of the CRTC hearing, most stakeholders offered their conditional support, but only with safeguards in place to preserve industry competition.Rogers tied its support of the deal to Bell’s continued opposition to the issue of value-for-signal (a.k.a. fee-for-carriage).  Bell, Rogers, Cogeco, Shaw and Telus at one point banded together to challenge the CRTC before the Federal Court of Appeal arguing that the Commission lacks the power to introduce...