The $3.2 billion acquisition of Astral Media by BCE has gained approval from the CRTC as of June 27th. On July 5, 2013 the two long-established Montréal companies will begin ramping up competition in the Canadian broadcasting sector, said George Cope, CEO of Bell and BCE. However, the media giants will have to compete with [...]
The hassle of running cable through your house to connect your TV is coming to an end. Bell has launched a new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver, which enables customers to enjoy up to 5 additional TVs anywhere in the home. Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility, discusses the exclusive product: “The new Fibe TV Wireless [...]
Canada’s three leading wireless carriers are being sued by the Competition Bureau for misleading consumers. Bell Canada, Telus, Rogers, as well as the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), will face legal action over “misleading” advertising of texting services. The Competition Bureau concluded, after a five month investigation, that the three telecom incumbents, along with the [...]
BCE Inc plans to acquire Astral Media in a $50-a-share cash-and-stock deal putting the price tag at $3.38 billion. The acquisition, announced on March 16th, will strengthen BCE’s telecommunications assets in Quebec and drastically improve its competitive position against other rivals, notably Quebecor. BCE CEO George Cope said in a statement: “Bell’s acquisition of Astral [...]
The National Football League is on BCE Inc.’s side in its latest battle with the Canadian Radio and Television Commission. Recall that in December, the CRTC ruled that BCE would not be permitted to restrict mobile broadcasts of hockey and football games to only Bell Mobility subscribers. BCE also owns broadcast networks CTV and TSN. [...]
In 2005, cable companies began offering cable telephony , also known as VoIP or digital phone service, to its customers for the first time. Since that time, the big four cable companies – Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron have taken more than 386 million landline phone customers away from the big Canadian telephone companies.
To offset losses in telecommunications, Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, MTS, Sasktel, Tbaytel, and Telus have decided to take on the cable companies by offering cable customers IPTV or Internet Protocol television, a technology that enables telephone companies (Telcos) to deliver television programming through phones lines.
Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year.
Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the maximum usage overage fee will be increased by $20.
Telecommunication and Internet service provider Primus Canada last week notified customers that, effective February 1st, 2011, the company will be increasing how much it charges for internet service and lowering bandwidth caps.
In an email, the company informed customers, who previously had an unlimited bandwidth cap, would now have only 25GB of monthly usage.