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Quebecor to scramble TVA Sports signal to Bell subscribers for playoff hockey

Quebecor to scramble TVA Sports signal to Bell subscribers for playoff hockey
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Edmonton Oilers Brad Malone, left, is checked Calgary Flames Oscar Fantenberg during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Quebecor says it will follow through with its threat to scramble the signal of its TVA Sports channel for television subscribers of its competitor, Bell.

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Quebecor says it will follow through with its threat to scramble the signal of its TVA Sports channel for television subscribers of its competitor, Bell.

The action will start Wednesday night when National Hockey League (NHL) playoff games begin to be televised by the exclusive French-language broadcaster.

Bell said Monday that at its request, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) directed Quebecor to continue to offer the TVA Sports channel to Bell TV and its customers.

According to Bell, the action stems from a pricing dispute with Quebecor wanting to charge Bell more to access TVA Sports than Quebecor and Videotron are willing to pay for Bell Media’s RDS sports network.
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