Bell Media

Bell Axes Pay-Per-View Service

The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO – Viewer's Choice, the pay-per-view movie and live event service that was once dominant in Canada, will soon be part of the entertainment gr...

Bell Media Slashes Jobs

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Business

Bell Media laid off nearly 100 TV workers on Wednesday, the latest in a string of job cuts at Canadian media companies. The news was initially anno...

Bell Media Announces Layoffs

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Bell Media plans to lay off about five per cent of its Toronto workforce due to "financial pressure" in its advertising and subscription TV ...

Bad News For Cord-Cutters

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

Here’s some bad news for cable TV cord-cutters: You likely won’t be able to watch your favourite TV shows (legally) online for much longer. Can...

Bell Goes To War With Feds, Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Business

As the Great Wireless War of this past summer cools off, Bell Canada has signalled it’s willing to get into another dispute with the federal governm...

The Private Industry Is As Rich As the CBC

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

For the better part of a century now, private broadcasters in Canada have been complaining that they are forced to operate in competition with a state-subsidized player, CBC/Radio-Canada and its predecessors. But in reality the subsidy provided to the private industry by government is just about the same size as the CBC's Parliamentary appropriation.

Have You Been Taken Over By Bell? Take The Test To Find Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Business

Have you been taken over by Bell Media? The Rick Mercer Report is offering a simple way to find out for sure. On his show Tuesday night, Mercer int...

Watching the Watchdog: My 2012 Olympic Coverage Report Card

Tim Knight | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Even before the Games began, it seemed Bell and Rogers decided to stick with selling cellphones and they aren't interested in the next Olympics (which have gone to CBC). Now, the viewing numbers are excellent of course. But they're no more than a rather dubious measurement of eyes in front of TV sets, computers and various gadgets. They're not indications of satisfaction. Or dissatisfaction. For the record though, here are some things in CTV's evening prime time coverage that certainly could have been done better...

Anti-Competitive? Telus Weighs In On The $3.4B Bell-Astral Merger

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Bell would have too much control of English-language TV content and consumers would end up with higher prices if the telecom company is all...

Networks Prepare To Battle For 'Hockey Night In Canada'

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Most of the major Canadian TV networks are revealing their fall lineups this week, but speculation is already mounting over who might nab CB...

Bell-Astral Deal Will Mean Layoffs: Analyst

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Head office job cuts are expected to result from telecom giant BCE's $3.4-billion deal to acquire Montreal-based specialty broadcaster Astr...

BCE Purchases Media Company For $3.38 Billion

The Huffington Post Quebec | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE, Friday, 7:38 a.m.: BCE has confirmed it is buying Astral Media for $3.38-billion in a deal that would give the Montreal telecom giant's me...

BCE Profit Spikes 41.4 Per Cent

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - BCE Inc. posted a 41.4 per cent jump in its third-quarter net income, helped by strong wireless results and by its recently re-acquired CTV...

New CanCon Rules Could Mean Fewer Shows

CP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's federal TV regulator says it's bringing in new rules to encourage bigger budget, higher quality Canadian programs, but homegrown performers f...