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Alberta judge denies injunction in Super Channel piracy suit

Media | 05/03/2021 5:43 pm EDT

An Alberta judge shot down a request from Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc. for an injunction against Best Buy Canada Ltd., Staples Canada ULC, Canada Computers Inc., and London Drugs Limited as part of its suit against the retailers whose employees allegedly recommended to customers that they pirate content using media boxes. In a decision released Friday, Justice Michael Lema of the province’s Court of Queen’s Bench denied Edmonton-based Allarco, the owner of the Super Channel television network, an injunction stopping the stores from selling “certain TV set-top boxes.”  The...

Super Channel breached codes by airing horror films, video game shows before 9 p.m.

Media | 07/08/2020 3:41 pm EDT

Allarco Entertainment 2008.’s Super Channel violated the Pay TV Violence and Programming codes by airing violence, coarse language and sexuality and nudity on its channels before the “Watershed” hour of 9 p.m., the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has ruled.  In a ruling released Tuesday, the council found Super Channel aired numerous programs containing violence intended for adult audiences, nudity and coarse language before 9 p.m. on its Vault, Fuse and GINX eSports TV Canada...

CRTC simultaneously renews and suspends Super Channel’s licence

Media | 06/29/2020 4:36 pm EDT

The CRTC has renewed the broadcasting licence of Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc.’s Super Channel for four years, while simultaneously suspending it for a “very serious” failure to comply with...

Allarco ordered to pay retailers’ court fees after dropping piracy lawsuit

Media | 05/15/2020 5:49 pm EDT

After dropping its lawsuit in Federal Court against four retailers whose employees it accused of recommending pirating content from media boxes sold in stores -- and subsequently launching a similar...

Super Channel takes piracy fight to Alberta court

Media | 03/03/2020 11:50 am EST

Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc.’s Super Channel has dropped its Federal Court lawsuit against four major retailers, whose employees allegedly recommended pirating content from media boxes sold in the store, only to launch...

Allarco’s Super Channel asked to justify its license renewal before the CRTC

Media | 11/06/2019 11:28 am EST

GATINEAU — Either Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc. is an essential part of...

24-hour video game channel coming to Canada

Media | 02/15/2017 7:54 pm EST

A Canadian broadcaster and an international entertainment provider are joining forces to bring to Canada a 24-hour channel dedicated to video gaming. The deal between Canadian broadcaster Super Channel, owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc. and the United Kingdom-based Ginx TV Ltd. will “target millions of gaming enthusiasts and players in Canada and feature live eSports events, news and gaming lifestyle programming,” a Wednesday press release said. “Canada has long been in our sights,” GinX eSportsTV CEO Michiel Bakker said in the release. “It...