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ShavaTV piracy pair found in contempt of Ontario court

Media | 03/23/2021 5:57 pm EDT

Two people who had been allegedly selling subscriptions to pirated content under the name ShavaTV have been found in contempt of a court order telling them to knock it off. Imran Butt and Naeem Butt were ordered to stop pirating channels for their own TV service by an...

Kodi add-on host prepping for legal battle

Media | 08/02/2017 5:36 pm EDT

A Montreal man connected to a popular repository for Kodi add-ons, who was ordered by the Federal Court to submit to the search and seizure of his property following a claim by a group of telecoms, is fundraising to fight the lawsuit. According to the court registry, a...

Deny TerreStar ask for more spectrum, telecoms tell ISED

telecom | 07/26/2017 3:17 pm EDT

TerreStar Solutions Inc. is asking Innovation, Science and Economic...

Microsoft adds OTA broadcasts to Xbox One

Media | 04/08/2015 2:11 pm EDT

Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday that users of its Xbox One gaming console in Canada and the United States that are subscribed to its beta updates program will now be able to receive over-the-air broadcast television with an...

Dish launches online TV service in U.S.

Media | 01/05/2015 7:28 pm EST

Dish Network Corp. is launching an over-the-top (OTT) television service that will allow subscribers to access 12 specialty channels for $20 US a month. The U.S. satellite-TV service provider said in a press release Monday...

AWS-3 auction set for March 3, consultation starts on 600 MHz

telecom | 12/18/2014 8:24 pm EST

Industry Canada on Thursday announced March 3 as the date for the beginning of the AWS-3 auction and proposed policy changes to make 600 MHz, AWS-4 and 3500 MHz spectrum available for mobile use in...

Dish tells FCC to block mergers on ‘serious competitive concerns’

telecom | 07/10/2014 4:14 pm EDT

On Wednesday Dish Network Corp. expressed its opposition to two major mergers in the U.S. telecom market in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission. In the letter, Dish urged the American regulator to put a stop to the deals between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc., valued at $45.2 billion US, and AT&T and DirecTV, valued at $48.5 billion US, not including assumed debt. The first deal would reportedly create the largest cable and Internet provider in the country, and Dish said the merger creates “serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplaces.” “The ability for DISH and other non-dominant players to compete in the broadband and...

Uncertain future for targeted TV ads in Canada

Media | 05/06/2014 6:35 pm EDT

One of television’s strengths as a vehicle for advertising has always been its ability to reach a lot of people with the same message at the same time. The industry has the technological capability to move in a different...

Disney signs first major OTT deal with Dish Network

Media | 03/04/2014 5:17 pm EST

Dish Network Corp. announced a deal with Walt Disney Co. that will bring content from some of the most popular channels in United States, including worldwide sports leader ESPN, to over-the-top streaming services for the first...

Dish abandons Sprint bid

telecom | 06/21/2013 8:39 pm EDT

Dish Network Corp. won’t be making a new offer for Sprint Nextel Corp., the company said on Tuesday, clearing the way for Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp.to acquire Sprint. Dish, a U.S. satellite TV provider, bid $25.5 million US in April to acquire Sprint, the third-largest wireless provider in the U.S., as Sprint was already mulling a $20.1 million bid by Softbank. Last week, Softbank said in a release...