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NHL Broadcast Battle In Canada

via the CP at CBC,

Two of Canada's largest sports broadcasters are facing off over whose customers get free access to exclusive NHL content.

Bell TV says that the GamePlus mobile app should be made available for free to all NHL GameCentre Live subscribers, not just those who are customers of Rogers Communications.

Bell makes the demand in a filing to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

The owner of TSN and other businesses that compete with Rogers says that CRTC rules prohibit its Toronto-based rival from giving its own customers preferential access to the GamePlus mobile app.

Bell argues that GamePlus is being made exclusively available to Rogers mobile and home Internet customers, providing them with features such as on-ice camera angles from NHL hockey games broadcast under a 12-year agreement.

Rogers has until Nov. 20 to respond formally to the complaint.

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bell, rogers

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