Bell it was just a home telephone monopoly company once and not very EFFECTIVE ONE AT THAT TOO… because it was clearly also a mismanaged and poorly regulated monopoly
Rightfuly “ Considered not long ago as a lumbering, unimaginative bureaucracy overseeing the steady if still-profitable decline of the century-old home phone business, Bell Canada Inc. “, even the same “ company your parents haggled with over long-distance fees” instead they and you instead even do now do continually haggle over Bell’s poor services, price increases, price gougings on their Bell’s new uptodate, services too.
The “Bell’s strategy nowadays”. it’s “ fast-rising “video,” or more specifically, the locking down of programming or content that Bell intends to feed to its wireless, Internet and TV products.” “Our core business is changing and we’re changing with the times,” Now BCE (the parent holding company of Bell Canada Inc.) spends about “$1-billion in annual salaries and other costs have been stripped out while billions more have poured into upgrades to wireless and terrestrial networks to enable their new grand plan.” “ Last spring, Bell acquired CTV, the country’s largest broadcaster and specialty-channel owner, for $1.3-billion. Eight months later in December, the company bid to buy a joint controlling stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd., the owner of the most lucrative sports assets in the country — the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NBA’s Raptors and pro soccer club Toronto FC.” “On March 16, a $3.38-billion friendly offer was announced for Astral Media Inc., which owns a stable of cable networks and pay-television assets rivaled only by Bell’s own media arm. In the span of a year, the Montreal-based behemoth has spent or committed to spend an astonishing $5.2-billion to acquire roughly 40% of the English-language programming market, giving control over a large portion of the motion picture (The Movie Network), hit Hollywood series (CTV, HBO Canada) and coveted live-entertainment (Leafs) supply, either flowing into Canada or made here.” This New World is where programming can be sold — separately — through TV, online, on tablets and to smartphone subscribers. “Pick a screen, fill it with goodness,”
Bell “ is fighting against becoming a utility that competes on price alone to provide Internet access. Comparatively more stable media assets can also offset guaranteed declines from phone and mobile voice services, analysts say.” “Yet the sudden consolidation of an unprecedented number of TV assets under one roof has many anxious about the concentration of market power.” There is still serious concern whether Bell can get adequate return on it’s new costly expenditures, now to satisfy it’s investors or it may have to resort to abusing existing customers” “Bell isn’t just big, it is enormous, and enormously powerful,” and costly, mismanged it seems still..
Do see now http://business.financialpost.com/2012/05/04/bell-buys-its-way-to-a-made-for-tv-remake/ as if you can trust anything anyone writes cause they may be controlled, influenced or owned by Bell ehh.