ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-765-1
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Additional reference: 2011-765
Ottawa, 12 December 2011
Complaint by TELUS Communications Company against BCE Inc., Bell Canada or Bell Mobility Inc. alleging undue preference and disadvantage, contrary to the provisions of the New Media Exemption Order – Correction
1. The Commission hereby replaces paragraph 20 of Complaint by TELUS Communications Company against BCE Inc., Bell Canada or Bell Mobility Inc. alleging undue preference and disadvantage, contrary to the provisions of the New Media Exemption Order, Broadcasting Decision 2011-765, 12 December 2011, with the following paragraph:
20. The Commission finds as fact that Bell entered into arrangements for the exclusive mobile rights to certain NHL and NFL programming content. In light of these exclusivity arrangements, the Commission considers that Bell has granted itself a preference. The Commission further considers that by precluding TELUS from making this content available to its mobile subscribers, Bell has subjected TELUS to a disadvantage. Furthermore, the Commission considers that data provided by Bell demonstrate that the Canadian mobile content distribution market continues to be nascent and that mobile television broadcasting services do not compete significantly as of today with traditional broadcasting services.
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