Cable & Telecom

TVA should not have to deliver its channels unwillingly, says Bell

Bell vs. Quebecor battles continue MONTREAL – In an unusual twist in a legal saga between two rivals, Bell Canada said Quebecor’s Groupe TVA should not be forced to provide its specialty services for distribution if it doesn’t want to, because that would violate the Copyright Act. Bell, which submitted a new legal filing in Federal Court, also said the CRTC has no jurisdiction to force a program provider to “participate in a commercial relationship with a BDU without the consent.” The Regulator only has the ability to resolve disputes between those program providers and distributors about carriage, Bell said...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.