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PIAC, Quebecor, music sector, all oppose Stingray financial relief proposal

Media | 02/01/2022 5:08 pm EST

Quebecor Inc., organizations supporting Canada music and radio sector, as well as the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) are all opposing a proposal by a Montreal-based...

Northwestel boosting speeds threefold in October

telecom | 09/17/2018 5:00 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Northwestel says it will begin providing internet service at speeds three times as fast as those currently available next month through its upgraded satellite network. Nunavut’s capital city, Iqaluit, will be the first to get access to the upgraded service...

Smart home profitability may be elusive for telecoms, Desjardins says

telecom | 09/17/2018 4:34 pm EDT

Global telecoms that have deployed internet of things (IoT) in the home are not seeing the desired profitability from their investments, suggesting those ventures in Canada may suffer a similar fate, according to a review by Desjardins Capital Markets. “While we expect Canadian telcos to be more vocal about the...

TV advertising needs better metrics, execs say

Media | 02/04/2016 10:21 pm EST

While advertising will remain a key part of the TV ecosystem, the television industry will have to provide better audience data in order to keep up with digital competition, said Barbara Williams, president of Shaw Communications...

NFL shouldn’t intervene in Super Bowl case: attorney general

Media | 07/28/2015 8:43 pm EDT

The National Football League shouldn’t be granted leave to intervene in BCE Inc.’s challenge of the CRTC’s decision to eliminate simultaneous substitution during the Super Bowl, the...

Telcos losing advantage over cablecos in TV: analyst

telecom | 06/29/2015 2:50 pm EDT

Cable companies are “poised to level the playing field” against telephone incumbents in the area of TV service as they launch more advanced technological services of their own, Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang...

TMN Go now available for Android devices

Media | 03/20/2014 3:23 pm EDT

The Movie Network said Thursday that its TMN Go app is now available for smartphones and tablets running on Google Inc.’s Android software. The network, which is owned by BCE Inc., said in a news release that the app is for devices that run on Android 4.0 or later versions. TMN Go had already been available for Apple Inc.’s iPhones and iPads, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and directly from its website, the network’s news release said. This was the latest in a number of recent announcements about BCE broadcasting brands, including TSN and CTV...

Collecting customer data not against Telecom Act: Bell

Media | 03/11/2014 9:20 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s collection of customer data for its targeted-advertising program doesn’t violate the Telecommunications Act, the company said in a filing to the CRTC. The letter, submitted on...

CRTC rebuts claims it overstepped with wireless code

telecom | 02/21/2014 8:23 pm EST

The CRTC not only has the right to implement its consumer-friendly wireless code, but its powers extend to the so-far-unused ability to determine prices within the wireless industry, the commission said in a response filed...