Bell Media seeks appeal to CRTC’s renewal of broadcast licences


CTV News

October 16, 2023

OTTAWA – After asking the federal telecommunications regulator to waive local news and Canadian programming requirements for its television stations, BCE Inc.’s media arm is seeking to appeal a CRTC decision that renewed its broadcast licences for three more years.

In an application to the Federal Court of Appeal, Bell Media says the renewal happened without a public hearing and could result in the regulator prejudging the issues it outlined in its applications to the CRTC last June.

The CRTC released the decision Aug. 8 announcing the administrative renewals of broadcasting licences for major companies including Bell until August 2026.

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