The CRTC has renewed a series of video-on-demand (VOD) licences and issued a pair of new VOD licences, the commission announced on Thursday. VOD licences for Telus Communications Co., Rogers Communications Inc. with Fido Solutions Inc., Cogeco Cable Inc., BCE Inc. subsidiary Bell ExpressVu Inc. and Videon Cablesystems Inc. were extended until Aug. 31, 2016, the commission said in a release. The commission said it also renewed the broadcasting licences for VOD services operated by MTS Allstream Inc. and SaksTel until August 31, 2015, and for Videotron G.P., a partnership between Quebec Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary Videotron Ltd., until August 31, 2014. In the same decision, the commission said it had approved requests from Videotron and Videon asking to expand each company’s authorized service areas. In the release, the CRTC said Videotron requested to amend its regional broadcasting licence to allow its expansion into Ontario. The company said it intended to provide its VOD service to its broadcast distribution company in Rockland, Ont., the CRTC said. The CRTC said it also approved a request from Videon to operate its VOD service on a national basis. In two separate decisions, 2012-293 and 2012-294, the commission approved requests from Canyon TV Inc. and Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, to operate national VOD services. The commission said Canyon submitted that its service would offer music videos, documentaries and concerts. The service proposed by Kosiner will feature “innovative conferences, speakers and lectures from top Canadian and international presenters,” the CRTC said.