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Bell Media revenue rises to $3.22B for 2019

Parent co BCE said revenue derived from Crave and contract renewals with TV distributors helped drive the uptick.

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Suzane Landry appointed to VP post at Bell Media

Meanwhile, at parent company BCE, Mirko Bibic has officially taken the reins from the retiring George Cope.

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Defining events of the ’10s

Industry stakeholders and pundits weigh in on the decade’s most crucial events, including major M&A moves and Netflix’s arrival in the market.

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Crave growth drives good results for Bell Media

Although TV ad revenue was down due in part to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the telco and media giant boasted a strong performance in various segments.

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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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Revenues flat for Bell Media in Q1

While radio advertising was down, there were significant upticks in specialty viewership and year-over-year growth in TV advertising.

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OTT revenues continue to gain significant ground on TV: CRTC

TV revenues fell by 5% to $6.9 billion while revenues for internet video platforms grew by 21.3% to $2.4 billion, according to the Communications Monitoring Report for 2017.

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CRTC denies Bell’s latest request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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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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Alt TV drives internet signups for BCE

While TV ad revenues continue to slide, Bell Media parent BCE saw traction with its Alt TV product, targeting condo-dwellers and cord-nevers.

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Media revenues stable in BCE’s Q1 financials

Bell Media’s operating revenues dipped slightly to $749 million in Q1 as overall growth in subscriber revenues offset declines in the ad market.

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Predicting the future of Cancon distribution, part two

In filings to the CRTC, broadcasters and industry groups battle on how best to fund Cancon in the years ahead.