Radio & Television

UPDATED: CRTC’s seeks comments on Bell’s proposed buy of Historia, Séries+

OTTAWA – Bell Media has officially petitioned the CRTC to grant it ownership and effective control of French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ after announcing plans to acquire them from Corus Entertainment.Corus announced last October that it was selling the two channels to Bell Media for just over $200 million after first buying them for $277 million from Bell in 2014.  (Ed note: an earlier version of this story misstated Corus' 2014  purchase price.) According to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2018-95, Bell has valued the transaction at $202,695,232 and has proposed a $20,269,523 tangible benefits package, representing 10% of the value of the...

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.