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CRTC to forbear from regulating IXPL services on 12 additional routes

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:32 pm EDT

The CRTC has added a dozen additional routes to its list of interexchange private line (IXPL) services that it is forbearing from regulation. In a decision released Friday,...

Set-top box provider appealing temporary ban

Media | 06/15/2016 7:49 pm EDT

A federal court judge erred in her determination that allowing a group of five companies to continue selling pre-loaded set-top boxes would pose “irreparable harm” to TV service providers, according to court documents filed this week. Lawyers for Vincent Wesley, of MTLFreeTV.Com and WatchNSaveNow Inc., are looking to appeal the injunction ordered by judge Danièle Tremblay-Lamer on June 1, prohibiting the sale of the boxes loaded with applications that let users access free television content. According to a notice of appeal filed on Monday, BCE...

Quebecor Q2 revenue increases from last year

telecom | 07/30/2015 9:08 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. reported Thursday in its quarterly results a revenue increase, with $960.9 million in revenues, up from $893 million the previous year. President and CEO Pierre Dion said in the release the revenue increase was...

Gig speeds mainly about marketing for now: analyst

Media | 07/30/2015 8:37 pm EDT

Canadian companies’ recent embrace of gigabit Internet isn’t meeting a need that exists in the market, but it is setting telecoms up for the day customers start demanding such speeds, according to Greg MacDonald,...

Quebecor Media buys bigger piece of TVA

Media | 03/20/2015 4:34 pm EDT

Quebecor Media Inc. said Friday it has upped its stake in TVA Group Inc. to more than 68 per cent from about 51 per cent. Quebecor Media, which is three-quarters owned by Quebecor Inc., said in a press release it bought 17.3...

Benoit Robert to head Quebecor sports and entertainment group

Media | 07/30/2014 6:42 pm EDT

Quebecor Media Inc. announced Wednesday that Benoit Robert will join the company on Aug. 19 as president and CEO of its sports and entertainment group. The company said in a news release that Robert,...

‘Neighbourhooding’ to create better business case for all-news channels, experts say

Media | 08/21/2013 8:34 pm EDT

A CRTC proposal to group national all-news channels in “news neighbourhoods” and to more closely regulate how they are carried by broadcast distributors will make Canadian news channels a more viable business opportunity, industry experts said. “I think that those two things combined do have the potential to give a better business case for Canadian news organizations,” Gregory Taylor, a broadcasting expert and post-doctoral fellow at Ryerson University, said in a pair of telephone interviews. “It’s a way [for them] to access more eyeballs.” The CRTC launched a consultation this month on proposed new regulations to support all-news channels, after...

Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, argue against new music download royalty

Media | 06/26/2013 9:38 pm EDT

Apple Inc., Microsoft Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Canada's largest Internet and mobile wireless providers said the Conservative government's amendments to the Copyright Act last year did not create...

Illico.tv app now on Android

Media | 04/24/2013 10:08 pm EDT

Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary Videotron Ltd. released an illico.tv on-demand TV application for Google Inc.'s Android platform. In a release Wednesday, Videotron said the launch of the illico.tv Android app follows that...

TSN’s, Sportsnet’s expenses surge, profits tumble: CRTC data

Media | 04/11/2013 8:21 pm EDT

Canada's most popular sports specialty channels reported millions of dollars in additional expenses as profits dropped during the 2012 broadcast year, according to new specialty channel data released by the CRTC. The regulator released data for the broadcasting year ended Aug. 31, 2012, showing that BCE Inc.'s TSN...

Quebecor releases new online streaming service

Media | 02/22/2013 5:49 pm EST

Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary Videotron Ltd. unveiled a new online video service Thursday offering mostly French-language movies and TV shows. Called the illico Club Unlimited, Videotron said in a release that the new service is available by subscription in Quebec and Ontario for $10 per month. Content is available online and within the next few days...

Bragg urges CRTC to deny Rogers’ ‘must offer’ request for The Score

Media | 02/22/2013 5:24 pm EST

Canada's broadcast regulator should remove The Score’s “must offer” licence designation given that the channel has benefitted from wide distribution for more than a decade, Bragg Communications Inc. said in a regulatory filing. “When one considers that The Score has been...

Provencher appointed VP international at Contenu

Media | 02/15/2013 5:29 pm EST

Quebecor Media Inc. appointed André Provencher as vice-president of international development of its new Contenu QMI division, the company said Thursday. In a release, Quebecor said Provencher will be responsible for Contenu's international content development and exporting content on the international scene as well as developing the...