Home Page News Briefs People Media Telecom Archives About Us
Advertising Subscribe Reuse & Permissions
The Hill Times Parliament Now The Lobby Monitor HTCareers


Patent infringement claim made against Shaw’s BlueSky TV

Media | 02/28/2017 5:27 pm EST

A Swiss corporation and two of its subsidiaries are alleging that Shaw Communications Inc.’s new IPTV service is infringing on a handful of its patents, according to a statement of claim filed in federal court Friday. Shaw launched BlueSky in January, touting it as having “more product and feature benefits than any other television service available in Canada,” including voice control. The service first rolled out in Calgary and is currently available in about 30 communities surrounding Calgary and Vancouver. Kudelski S.A. and its group of companies,...

Netflix’s share of peak traffic hits 37% in North America: Sandvine

Media | 12/07/2015 4:50 pm EST

Audio and video traffic — or real-time entertainment — now accounts for more than 70 per cent of download traffic on fixed Internet networks during peak periods in North America, with Netflix Inc.'s share now 37.1 per cent, an increase from 36.5 per cent a year earlier, according to a report released Monday from Sandvine Inc. Sandvine said in the report that other real-time entertainment sites also showed gains in their download traffic, including Google Inc.’s YouTube accounting for 17.85 per cent, Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Video making up for 3.11 per cent and Hulu representing 2.58 per cent. According to the report, real-time entertainment traffic during peak...

Credential sharing could help, or harm, OTT services

Media | 07/17/2015 7:47 pm EDT

The practice of sharing passwords so that more than one person or household can access a streaming service has financial ramifications for the industry, according to a new report, though it could also provide new services with a...

DHX Media show to premiere on Hulu

Media | 05/28/2015 2:00 pm EDT

DHX Media Ltd. announced Thursday that it has signed a deal with Hulu to premiere Dr. Dimensionpants to its U.S. subscribers. Josh Scherba, senior vice-president of distribution at DHX, said in the press release that he is happy...

DHX revenue almost triples over 1 year

Media | 05/14/2015 2:35 pm EDT

DHX Media Ltd. said Thursday that revenue for its third quarter ended March 31 almost tripled from a year earlier to $85.6 million from $29 million, thanks to a major acquisition and gains in its distribution and production...