Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Tiny little towns" will lose stations: Bell

In a land where television regulation has always been about nation-building, we can only wonder about Mike Bibic's choice of words as he warned yesterday that Bell Media won't continue to fund chronically unprofitable "tiny stations in tiny little towns". He's the senior vice-president of regulatory affairs for CTV and its owner, BCE Inc. Six of Bell’s 19 CTV television stations are losing money, among them Yorkton, he said during a hearing to address whether subsidization of the conventional TV business should be maintained.

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