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Super Bowl LIV pulls record numbers as 9.5 million tune in

More than half of Canadians watched some part of the game, according to Bell Media, while live streaming of the game grew 42% from last year.

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Supreme Court overturns CRTC’s Super Bowl simsub ban

Canada’s highest court ruled that the Commission “went beyond [its] power” by introducing the ban, which came into effect in 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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Super Bowl simsub ban reversed in USMCA

The new trade agreement orders Canada to rescind the CRTC’s contentious ban on simultaneous substitution of Canadian ads during the Super Bowl.

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Supreme Court to hear Bell Media’s simsub appeal

Canada’s top court said the appeal gives it an opportunity to consider judicial review of actions taken by administrative bodies like the CRTC.

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Bell Media’s Super Bowl audience stable, but still smaller

Overnights show only a slight AMA drop across CTV, CTV2 and TSN2 from last year, but viewership numbers are still much lower than the simsub heyday.

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In brief: Supreme Court shuts down Bell simsub appeal

Plus: Two Canadian shorts win special jury awards at Sundance, Le Trip a Trois hits a box office milestone, and more.

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Bell takes simsub dispute to Supreme Court

With Super Bowl LII less than three weeks away, Bell has requested a suspension of the CRTC’s simsub decision for the 2018 game and a reversal going forward.

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Bell Media’s simsub federal court appeal dismissed

The media company is “considering all options” on how to proceed.

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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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ACTRA and ACA granted intervenor status on simsub

The organizations, which argue the CRTC ruling will have a negative effect on advertising and Canadian productions, can now make their case to the Federal Court of Appeal.

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Super Bowl ratings down 39% for Bell Media

The media co attributed the decline to the CRTC’s previous simsub ruling, and vows to continue to fight the decision.