It’s shaping up to be a tough winter for Bell’s media division, what with Rogers’ announcement Tuesday of a blockbuster agreement that will give the rival company rights to all national NHL games for the next 12 years. But before that kicks in next season, it’s looking like Bell is going to have to deal with a complaint that its mobile television service is violating Internet fairness rules.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is currently taking comments from the public on the complaint, filed last week by University of Manitoba student Ben Klass. The application, which is known as a Part 1 Proceeding requesting a full CRTC investigation, accuses Bell of unfairly selling access to its own television content at a lower cost than regular Internet video options such as Netflix or YouTube.
Bell is offering wireless customers 10 hours of viewing for $5 a month that doesn’t count against monthly data usage caps. According to the filing, that amount of regularRead More »from Bell accused of charging Canadians more for competitor services