BCE Revises Astral Bid to Win CRTC Approval

After an outright rejection from the CRTC against the proposed merger with Astral Media in mid-October, BCE wants to get back to the bargaining table. The CEO of BCE, George Cope and his team have tabled a new proposal to meet the regulatory requirements set forth by the CRTC and in so doing show that […]

Shaw To Launch Digital Video On-Demand Service

Netflix will have another competitor in Canada, as Shaw Communications plans to launch a Web video service. Shaw Go, will feature newly released movies and premium television programs such as Game of Thrones, reports the National Post. Shaw plans to employ content from pay-TV stations including Movie Central and HBO Canada and will make them […]

BCE Plans to Rival Netflix

George Cope, CEO of BCE, said that if the acquisition of Astral Media goes through, a made-in-Canada competitor to Netflix, available in English and French, will be launched. In defending BCE’s purchase of Astral at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing on Sept. 10th, Cope said the competitive service will be available on demand, […]