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CRTC hears interventions on Bell Media’s proposed V acquisition

Quebecor stood firm in its stance against the deal, while a number of associations disputed Bell Media’s request to lower French-language PNI expenditure requirements.

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Quebecor files complaint over CBC’s French-language SVOD

President and CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau stated Ici Tout.TV Extra is an “alarming departure” from the pubcaster’s mission by placing content behind a subscription fee.

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CRTC weighs in on Quebecor, Bell carriage dispute

The Commission has ordered Bell to repackage TVA Sports for fairer competition between the French-language sports channel and Bell Media’s RDS.

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In brief: CMPA becomes lead CFC Producers’ Lab sponsor

Plus, Apptopia reports Disney+ has reached 22 million downloads, Quebecor invests in Multicolore and P.E.I.’s Film4Ward program reveals its winners.

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Quebecor urges CRTC to deny Bell Media’s V acquisition

The company argued the transaction would consolidate Bell’s position in the Quebec marketplace, citing concerns about advertising and the cost of content.

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Revenues climb for Quebecor in strong second quarter

The company also reiterated its stance that Bell Media’s acquisition of conventional TV network V will be damaging to Quebec’s media ecosystem.

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TVA Group axes 68 jobs

The company said the decision was “made necessary by numerous unfair practices that have been undermining the television industry for years.”

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Bell files $150M damages claim against Quebecor

Bell argues that Quebecor tried to damage its reputation through a series of misleading and defamatory statements.

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CRTC issues mandatory order for Quebecor to restore TVA Sports

Quebecor said it would abide by the order but reiterated its stance that there is a “dramatic imbalance” in the royalties paid to specialty channels.

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Quebecor, Bell clash in Gatineau

Bell argued the commission should revoke TVA Sports’ broadcasting licence, while Quebecor’s Pierre Karl Peladeau said doing so could result in the end of the channel.

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Quebecor restores TVA Sports following Superior Court injunction

The signal for TVA Sports was reconnected for Bell customers on Friday at 6 p.m.

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CRTC sets hearing date for Quebecor, Bell dispute

TVA Group will be required to “show cause” as to why the CRTC should not suspend its broadcasting licence at next week’s hearing.