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Cogeco more interested in MVNO than Freedom

Media | 01/14/2022 5:04 pm EST

The addition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s Freedom Mobile brand, should Shaw be forced to sell it off by the Competition Bureau as part of the regulator's review of the company's acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc., would do less for Cogeco's entrance to the wireless...

MVNOs expected in 2023; impact will be ‘manageable’ for incumbents: analyst

telecom | 01/07/2022 5:00 pm EST

The advent of facilities-based mobile virtual network operators {MVNOs) made possible by the CRTC's April 2021 wireless review decision won't come in earnest until 2023, and...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group...

EOWC awards new fibre service contracts

telecom | 01/10/2014 5:53 pm EST

The Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus (EOWC) awarded Bell Aliant Inc., Cogeco Cable Inc. and Utilities Kingston contracts to expand fibre Internet connections to business parks in rural Ontario locations, the EOWC said. The companies will provide high-speed fibre Internet connections to more than 50 “business parks and clusters” in...

Cogeco extends Internet service

telecom | 10/07/2013 9:30 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. extended its high-speed Internet service to Chandler and Pabos, Que., the company said in a release Monday. Customers can choose between the “Express 5, Express 10, Turbo 14, Turbo 20, Ultimate 40 and...

Dorval joins Cogeco

telecom | 09/30/2013 9:36 pm EDT

Nathalie Dorval is the new vice president of regulatory affairs and copyright at Cogeco Cable Inc. The company said in a release Friday that the position is effective Sept. 30. Dorval’s most recent position was as vice-president of regulatory affairs at Astral Media, where she worked for 16...

Shaw, Telus, Cogeco line up against CRTC’s ‘news neighbourhood’ regs

Media | 09/10/2013 8:52 pm EDT

Several broadcast companies are opposing the CRTC's proposed “news neighbourhood” regulations intended to help news channels like Sun News Network get a leg up in the broadcasting system. Shaw Communications Inc., Telus Corp., CBC/Radio-Canada, Cogeco Cable Inc., and a former senior broadcasting policy official at the CRTC, submitted comments opposing a proposed regulation that national, all-news channels must be offered to subscribers and grouped together in “neighbourhoods” on the dial. Shaw, in comments filed with the CRTC Monday, said Sun News' subscriber levels are a reflection of being a “niche” channel, and that Shaw is concerned the...

First signs of cord cutting are here, Boon Dog says

Media | 06/06/2013 7:09 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly traded broadcast distribution companies reported “concrete signs” of cord cutting over the past two quarters as their combined subscriber base fell for the first time since cable TV first become a feature in most homes, said Mario Mota, partner at Boon Dog Professional Services Inc. In a release Thursday, Boon Dog...

Cogeco expands on-demand service

Media | 05/22/2013 8:34 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. expanded its video on demand library available in Ontario, the company said Wednesday. In a release, Cogeco said most of its digital television subscribers in Ontario now have access to nearly 7,000 titles, up from 3,000 in April. Rogers Communications Inc. is also expanding its video-on-demand service with new titles.  David...

BCE says its non-sports rights fees rose less than inflation, or fell

Media | 05/22/2013 7:36 pm EDT

BCE Inc. division Bell Media said broadcast distributors' wholesale fees for access to the company's non-sports programming fell or rose less than the rate of inflation when multi-year...

Cogeco boosts residential Internet caps

telecom | 04/05/2013 3:45 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. said it will give its Internet customers more monthly Internet capacity after it upgraded its residential Internet packages. In a release Thursday, Cogeco said subscribers to its Express 5 and Express 10 Internet packages will receive an extra 5 GB of capacity per month, increasing their monthly data caps to 30 GB and 65 GB,...

Cogeco profits fall as subs and revenues climb

Media | 01/15/2013 9:38 pm EST

Cogeco Cable Inc. recorded higher revenues, increased subscribers and lower profits in its first fiscal quarter of 2013, the company said. In a quarterly report released Monday, Cogeco said its revenues for the three-month period that ended Nov. 30, 2012 climbed to $327.9 million on the backs of increased Canadian subscribers, up four per cent from...

Value-for-signal decision to be issued Thursday

Media | 12/10/2012 8:02 pm EST

The Supreme Court of Canada will issue a decision Thursday on whether the CRTC has the jurisdiction to implement a proposed value for signal regime to compensate local TV stations for the carriage of their signals. The court said in a notice Monday that the decision will be issued at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 13. The commission’s proposed...