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CRTC orders Bell to license sports rights

Tuesday 13 December 2011 | 12:50 CET | News
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has found that Bell Mobility gave itself a significant competitive advantage by entering into exclusive agreements for the mobile rights to popular National Hockey League (NHL) and National Football League (NFL) content. The ruling follows a complaint by rival Telus after it had unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate for the rights owned exclusively by Bell Mobility. The NHL content in question includes games and video highlights, while the NFL content includes prime-time games, all playoff games (including the Super Bowl)

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Bell Mobility / CRTC / Telus
Countries: Canada
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