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

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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. … Read More

Quebecor Media calls on CRTC about unfair competition by BCE

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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 … Read More

Corus receives approval for controlling interest of Telelatino

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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).

Corus’ Nelvana expands strategic relationship with Nickelodeon

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Nelvana, one of the world’s leading animation production, distribution and merchandise licensing companies, today announced the expansion of its strategic relationship with the premium U.S. specialty service Nickelodeon. The agreement calls for Nickelodeon to license to Nelvana the international distribution rights to two hit Nick series, Taina’s World and The Fairly Odd Parents, as well as to renew the currently … Read More

CanWest Calls For Changes To Canadian Broadcasting Policy

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CanWest Global Communications Corp., today called on the Government of Canada to proceed urgently to modernize the public policy and regulatory framework for broadcasting in Canada. CanWest’s detailed recommendations were released today in the Company’s submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, in connection with the current review by the Standing Committee of the state of … Read More

Bell ExpressVu presents its new interactive service

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Bell ExpressVu, Canada’s leader in digital home entertainment, today launched two new interactive TV services (iTV), extending its lead in interactive programming. In addition to Bell ExpressVu’s existing Interactive Weather service, customers with a model 3100 or a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) set-top box can now enjoy a variety of exciting games and trivia challenges. Originally posted on April 12th, … Read More