The telco said vertically integrated carriers were using programming services to show undue preference for their distribution platforms.
“…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.
The cable and mobile giant also opposed the end of simultaneous substitution. (Rogers Media president Keith Pelley pictured)
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.
The media giant unveiled an HBO rights deal Thursday that included SVOD rights, but no platform on which to exploit them. It’s coming.
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.
The three-year agreement makes Rogers Media the official English language broadcaster for the team.