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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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BCE calls for skinny basic, retaining simsub at CRTC hearings

The telco urged pick-and-pay to allow consumers to purchase any service not included in a skinny basic package. (Bell Media president Kevin Crull pictured)

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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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“Shocked” Bell Canada slams CRTC rejection of Astral Media deal

The phone giant said it is appealing to the federal cabinet to possibly overturn the regulatory denial of its $3.4 billion takeover bid.

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CRTC to phase out local programming fund

The regulator ruled Wednesday that a recovered ad market and vertical integration mean LPIF contributions can be gradually reduced until it is discontinued by Aug. 31, 2014.

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Bell Media: more LPIF dollars, or local TV stations will close

The multi-media giant told the CRTC to extend the industry fund for another two years, but give Bell Media small market stations a greater share of the industry subsidy.