Radio & Television

UPDATED: Commission turns down meeting with Bell on Super Bowl simsub; revenue loss estimated at $20M per season

GATINEAU – Bell Canada’s Mirko Bibic had more than football on his mind this Super Bowl Sunday.Bell’s leadership is angry with the CRTC’s decision to ban the practice of simultaneous substitution during the Super Bowl broadcasts, beginning with the 2016 season, and so the company’s EVP and chief legal and regulatory officer Mirko Bibic sent an e-mail to commissioners Sunday morning to ask for a meeting to discuss.Senior sources with knowledge of Bell Media’s NFL contract tell that ending simsub for the Super Bowl will cost the company $20 million in lost revenue for each of the four Super...

Our industry and COVID-19

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