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The media giant has been banned from substituting U.S. ads with Canadian ones.
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An unknown number of CTV staffers in Kitchener, London and Windsor are losing their jobs.
"It's the outcome we predicted," Bell Media said.
Thanks to the digital revolution, Canadians have access to more news and information than ever before. Public consumption of the news is at historic levels. Despite all that, and despite the capacity to reach more people than ever thought possible before, the economic underpinning for gathering and producing reliable news and information is quickly collapsing.
The company won't say how many people jobs it's cutting.
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And Bell Media isn't happy about it.
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Amazon Prime Video could prove a challenge for Canada's broadcasters.
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The media on both sides of the political aisle may well be painting a picture of what they want to see happen, not what is an accurate prediction of what could happen. And because we all willingly are consuming and sharing media as we always have been, we are confident in our own views of the likely outcome.
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You'll need cable TV and a subscription to Space to see the new Star Trek series.
Cable giants Rogers, Bell and Videotron collectively succeeded in freezing cable-cutters' sales of their Android TV boxes. A temporary injunction of the boxes may stifle their future success and growth in Canada. From the recent ruling comes the fundamental question: Will this necessarily stall, if not exterminate piracy? The answer is no.
Bell Media's brusque announcement that it is killing Canada AM represents more than the loss of a morning news and current affairs program with a 40-year legacy. It is further evidence that private television, now in the hands of a clutch of corporate behemoths, is no longer in the business of serving the public interest.
Bell is challenging the CRTC's decision in court.
Bell's streaming service boasts the HBO calatogue of TV shows.