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Telus backs a la carte, targets Shomi at CRTC hearing


The telco said vertically integrated carriers were using programming services to show undue preference for their distribution platforms.

Why Rogers told CRTC to keep the kid gloves on for US channels


“…I don’t want to lose these folks from the ecosystem,” Rogers’ SVP David Purdy told regulators during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing.

Rogers backs pick-pack cable packaging in CRTC hearings


The cable and mobile giant also opposed the end of simultaneous substitution. (Rogers Media president Keith Pelley pictured)

BCE calls for skinny basic, retaining sim sub at CRTC hearing


The telco’s execs, including Kevin Crull urged pick-and-pay to allow consumers to purchase any service not included in a skinny basic package.

Bell Media plans SVOD service to rival Shomi, Netflix Canada


The media giant unveiled an HBO rights deal Thursday that included SVOD rights, but no platform on which to exploit them. It’s coming.

Bell, Corus supersize HBO Canada with library deals


Throwing down the premium-content gauntlet in the race for viewer loyalty, Bell Media and Corus Entertainment have announced major new content deals with HBO.

Paul Robertson dies at 59


The president of Shaw Media and EVP of Shaw Communications passed away yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sportsnet inks regional TV deal for Montreal Canadiens games


The three-year agreement makes Rogers Media the official English language broadcaster for the team.

Rogers Media unveils its NHL roster


Hockey Night in Canada analysts like Kelly Hrudey, Glenn Healy and P.J. Stock are moving to Sportsnet to call the upcoming season.

Will the CRTC regulate Shomi?


Never mind Netflix: the Canadian video portal is likely to be thrust into the muddy waters of whether or not the commission should regulate over-the-top services.