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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...

Allarco enters creditor protection

Media | 05/27/2016 5:13 pm EDT

Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., which owns Super Channel, is now in creditor protection, the company announced Thursday. It said in a press release that “after consideration of all available alternatives… it is initiating a Court-supervised restructuring process under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act… in order to facilitate a restructuring and refinancing of its business operations.” It was granted bankruptcy protection for an initial period of 30 days. The company previously filed for creditor protection in 2009....

Broadcasters advised to ‘pick their winners’ as pick-and-pay approaches

Media | 11/27/2015 9:58 pm EST

As the Canadian TV industry approaches an era where customers have more choice over the channels they subscribe to, large broadcasters should “pick their winners” and consolidate into a...

CRTC says Super Channel can’t modify CanCon reqs

Media | 10/24/2014 6:20 pm EDT

The CRTC said Friday that it has denied a request by Allarco Entertainment Inc. to modify the licence of its Super Channel specialty channel. The CRTC said Allarco had “proposed a modification to the service’s...

Marguerite Pigott to join CMPA

Media | 03/21/2014 5:39 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Production Association said Marguerite Pigott will become its vice-president of outreach and strategic initiatives. The CMPA said in a press release Thursday that Pigott will start her position in early May and...