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Quebecor again complains to CRTC over Bell’s treatment of TVA Sports


GATINEAU – In a complaint filed with the CRTC on February 27th, Quebecor alleges that Bell Canada is conferring undue preference and disadvantage when distributing RDS, Bell Media’s French sport channel in a different way than Quebecor’s own TVA Sports.(Perhaps this is what Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau was referring to in his Op-Ed here last week.)According to the complaint letter, TVA Sports is NOT offered in Bell TV’s “Good” tier, where it carries RDS, which in its eyes constitutes a clear case of undue preference which is not allowed as stated in Section 9 of CRTC’s Broadcasting Distribution Regulations.Section...