Fall 2002 Highlights: Animal Planet

Some of the most amazing animals you’ll ever see and the beloved pets of Hollywood’s hottest stars are among the highlights of Animal Planet’s captivating new season. For viewers who want to know more about animals – both wild and domestic – and about the people who care for them, this is the place to be.

LCN Complains to the CRTC against Bell ExpressVu

TVA Group Inc. has filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) concerning Bell ExpressVu’s business practices, which are depriving Le Canal Nouvelles (LCN) of substantial revenues. The practices in question involve the direct sale by Bell ExpressVu and its authorized agents of multiple decoders to new customers, for use in the customer’s primary residence and secondary …

NHL reaches new national telecast agreements in Canada with TSN and CBC

The National Hockey League announced today that it has reached agreements with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and The Sports Network (TSN) for national English-language telecast rights of NHL games in Canada. The agreements will continue the tradition of the national telecast of games in Canada for the next five years, beginning with the 2002-03 season and continuing through 2006-07. …

Quebecor Media calls on CRTC about unfair competition by BCE

In a letter sent today to Mr. Charles Dalfen, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Mr. Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor Media, alleges that BCE is practicing “a blatant form of cross-subsidization” by allowing Bell ExpressVu to use substantial cash flow generated by a regulated enterprise, Bell Canada, to buy market share …

Corus receives approval for controlling interest of Telelatino

Corus Entertainment Inc. has received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to acquire controlling interest of Telelatino Network Inc. Corus acquired shares that increase its total interest in the specialty channel to 50.5% from 20%. The shares were purchased in March 2001 from existing shareholders for a total of $11 million (CDN).