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Bell offers up new solution, asks CRTC to reverse simsub ban

Accompanying the application was a Bell Media-commissioned report arguing the decision has already cost the Canadian economy an estimated $158 million.

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Letterkenny lands post-Super Bowl slot

Bell Media hopes the CraveTV series will help drive viewers to the Canadian broadcast amid simsub fallout.

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Bell granted new simsub appeal

Next steps in the Super Bowl battle, as the company files a complaint with the CRTC.

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CRTC opens floor for simsub comments

The regulator has called for public comment on the Super Bowl simsub issue ahead of this weekend’s big game.

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Super Bowl tops 2015 viewing

Sporting events took the top two spots for the year, according to Numeris data.

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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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It’s back: CTV will air Spun Out season two

The second season of the Project 10 Productions comedy was pulled after Spun Out actor Jean Paul Manoux was arrested in January.

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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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CTV/RDS scores with most-watched Super Bowl ever in Canada

The network reports an average audience of 9.2 million Canadian for Sunday night’s telecast, while parent co Bell Media challenges the CRTC on its simsub decision.

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CRTC shuts down Super Bowl simsub starting in 2017

The regulator in its latest rulings following the Let’s Talk TV hearing also mandated continued availability of OTA signals, despite calls by broadcasters to shut down transmitters. (Updated)

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CTV pulls Spun Out from post-Super Bowl slot after actor arrest

Prior to the arrest of Spun Out actor Jean Paul Manoux, the broadcaster had scheduled a “sneak peek” episode in the post-Bowl slot.

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Let’s talk simultaneous substitution

Industry execs discuss the implications of ending simultaneous substitution, as the CRTC moves to examine the practice as part of Let’s Talk TV.