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Copyright infringement notices being used for advertising, ISPs say

Media | 04/27/2016 8:57 pm EDT

In recent weeks,  BCE Inc.  and HBO have begun using copyright infringement notices to steer recipients toward legal sources of TV content — but some of the Internet service providers (ISPs) that are required to forward the letters to customers are crying foul, saying the practice amounts to advertising. Both TekSavvy Solutions Inc. and Distributel Communications Ltd. told The Wire Report that they have, since the beginning of April, received notices directing users who had...

HBO notifying Canadian streamers using VPNs: report

telecom | 04/22/2015 7:31 pm EDT

HBO has been sending notices to users in countries outside of the U.S., including Canada, who have attempted to access its over-the-top (OTT) HBO Now service, the National Post reported. The newspaper said in an article Tuesday that some users have received emails stating that it “has come to our attention that you may have signed up for and viewed video content on the HBO NOW streaming service from outside of the authorized service area (the United States, including D.C. and certain US territories).” The email added that the recently launched service is only available in the...

Apple releases details on watch, exclusive HBO streaming service

Media | 03/09/2015 7:15 pm EDT

Apple Inc. unveiled new details about its upcoming Apple Watch on Monday, saying the wearable device will be available on April 24 in Canada and eight other countries. The watch will have 18 hours of...

Canada on the verge of ‘new era’ of online TV

Media | 10/30/2014 8:40 pm EDT

Several new options for online television are about to become available in Canada. On Thursday BCE Inc. announced a new streaming service it's currently code-naming "Project Latte." The service, operated by the Bell Media division, will be available to TV service providers across the country, pending...

HBO could launch today as OTT. Where does that put BCE’s TV Everywhere strategy?

Media | 07/17/2013 8:42 pm EDT

BCE Inc., the country's largest converged media and telecom company, finally acquired Astral Media Inc. and its “must have” pay service TMN last month, after the CRTC gave its blessing to the $3.38-billion deal. The companies said the transaction, which would give BCE ownership of...