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Canadian media stocks take hit as int’l markets slide

The big four – BCE, Shaw, Rogers and Corus – posted sharp declines Monday morning.

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BCE backs CTV News head after Kevin Crull exit

BCE, releasing its financial results Thursday, cited a committee report that recommended “enhancing the independence of the president of CTV News.” (Wendy Freeman pictured.)

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Kevin Crull leaving Bell Media

The president is departing, effective immediately, following a dispute over editorial coverage.

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BCE loses appeals court bid to retain mobile TV pricing

The Federal Court of Appeal in a March 23 decision said “Bell has not established that it will suffer irreparable harm” if the mobile TV service is banned until the case is heard.

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CRTC rules for Rogers Media in GamePlus app complaint

The regulator said Rogers’ subscriber-only hockey game camera angles do not breach anti-competition rules for exclusive content.

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BCE posts higher fourth quarter earnings

The Bell Media division saw revenues fall due to higher sport rights costs and content investment in newly launched CraveTV (pictured).

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Survey: media and entertainment M&A activity at three-year high

Corporate players are focusing on “bite-size” deals, like DHX Media acquiring Ragdoll Worldwide, to move into new markets and technologies, says report from tax consultant EY.

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BCE earnings up sharply, Bell Media paints mixed picture

Higher TV subscriber fees were offset by lower ad revenue during the third quarter.

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BCE issues complaint against Rogers hockey app

The media co has filed a complaint with the CRTC saying new extensions to the Rogers NHL GameCentre Live app violate competitive regulations.

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BCE financial chief Siim Vanaselja to retire

Glen LeBlanc, CFO of Bell Aliant, will succeed Vanaselja (pictured) in spring 2015.

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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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Five things we learn about the Astral/BCE deal from the CRTC

Key revisions to the transaction’s associated benefits package included Bell Media’s naming of programming champions for English- and French-language TV.