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Bell Canada responds to regulator by slashing FTTH capex

Bell Canada is cutting its fibre spend over the next couple of years by C$1 billion (€0.68bn) in protest over the regulators decision on wholesale network access. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) moved to open up fibre networks run by large operators in the major cities of Ontario and Quebec, and set the […]

November 7, 2023

Bell Media axes 1,300 staff

Canada’s Bell Media is made another round of job layoffs, amounting to 1,300 staff, around 6 per cent of its workforce, and has also shuttered six of its AM radio stations. Bell Media President and CEO, Mirko Bibic, said where possible, vacant positions will be eliminated to minimise the impact of the layoffs. “These roles […]

June 15, 2023

Report: UK marketing budgets continue to grow

While the UK economy is widely expected to have entered a technical recession at the end of the year, the latest Q4 2022 IPA Bellwether Report signalled another quarter of total marketing budget growth across the final three months of 2022. Around one-fifth of survey respondents upwardly revised their total marketing spending in the fourth […]

January 19, 2023

Canada: Court rules against illicit STB providers

Canadian multiplay telco Bell is one of a number of service providers to welcome a ruling by the Federal Court of Canada that orders a group of set-top box retailers to shut down operations and pay close to C$30 million (€20m) in damages and costs for making content available without authorisation and inducing Canadians to […]

August 13, 2021By Colin Mann

M6 International channel for Canada & UAE

THEMA, the distribution partner of the M6 ​​international channel, has announced two major launches in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The M6 International channel that brings together the best of M6 group programming with content from M6, W9, 6ter, Paris Première and Téva. M6 International offers French speakers and French people living abroad a […]

December 11, 2020

Plextek partners with Bell & Telefónica

Plextek has announced a strategic partnership with Bell Integration and Telefónica Group, parent company of O2 in the UK, to be a part of its IoT partner ecosystem and help bring the latest IoT solutions to market in an efficient and cost-effective way. The announcement reflects a shift for telecoms companies as they move from […]

November 10, 2020

Canada: Bell unveils 4K HDR streaming device

Canadian multiplay operator Bell has revealed its latest TV innovation with the launch of Bell Streamer, an all-in-one 4K HDR streaming device powered by Android TV that enables customers to bring all their favourite live TV, movies and on demand content directly to their big screens with Alt TV and the top streaming services and […]

August 5, 2020