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The Super Bowl will be simsubbed


Bell and NFL win at the Supreme Court By Denis Carmel OTTAWA – In what some will consider a surprising decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (in a 7-2 majority decision) on Thursday quashed the 2015 CRTC Let’s Talk TV decision to disallow the practice of simultaneously substituting the Super Bowl broadcast. That decision, announced with much fanfare by then-CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais, prevented Bell Media from requiring distributors to substitute the American broadcaster signal with the CTV for the Super Bowl and just the Super Bowl. The simsub policy for all other programming carried on as it has for...