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George Cope to retire from Bell

The longtime executive will retire in January of next year, leaving the company in the hands of current COO Mirko Bibic.

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BCE names Mirko Bibic COO

In his new position, the exec will lead Bell’s customer-facing business units, while Wade Oosterman will take on the role of vice-chair for BCE and Bell Canada.

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The Bell/VMedia kerfuffle explained

We break down why the cable co took the internet provider to court, and what it might mean for providers going forward.

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NFL cries foul on simsub

Calling the decision “unreasonable,” the football league has filed a motion to intervene in Bell Media’s appeal of the CRTC’s simsub ruling.

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Bell Canada acquires Toronto Argonauts

The company has partnered with Larry Tanenbaum’s Kilmer Group to purchase the CFL team.

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Bell Media heads to court over CRTC’s Super Bowl ad ruling

The broadcaster tells the federal court of appeals that the CRTC has interfered with “Bell Media’s rights and benefits under the NFL Agreement.”

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Saban Brands, Cirque du Soleil unveil preschool series

Saban Brands is developing Luna Petunia with Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture from Cirque du Soleil and Bell Canada.

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VMedia launches cloud TV for Canadians

The IPTV start-up unveiled its VCloudTV platform to allow subscribers record and view their favourite TV shows without traditional set-top boxes.

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BCE resubmits CRTC application for Astral Media takeover

“We heard Canadians and the CRTC loud and clear – they want assurance that Astral joining with Bell Media will directly benefit consumers and creators,” Bell Canada topper George Cope said Monday.

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Bell slams CRTC for ignoring market realities in Astral decision

The phone giant in an appeal to the feds said the regulator relied on a 1978 working paper “developed at a time when Canadians watched three or four channels via rabbit ears.”

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It’s official: BCE to appeal to feds to acquire Astral Media

The formal request to the federal cabinet will be made Monday under section 7 of the Broadcasting Act, and follows the CRTC denying its $3.38 billion transaction in a shock decision on Thursday.

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CRTC chair defends shock BCE-Astral Media decision

Jean-Pierre Blais’ comments come as a federal spokesperson says Ottawa is not prepared to amend CRTC’s Thursday ruling denying the deal.