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CRTC dismisses complaint against Rogers over N.B. community channel

Media | 07/13/2020 5:28 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. did not confer an undue preference on itself when it distributed its channels across New Brunswick while broadcasting a community TV station only in St. Andrews, the CRTC said Monday. The regulator dismissed the complaint brought forward by St. Andrews Community Channel Inc., which argued that since its CHCO-TV is “the only locally-owned and operated television station in New Brunswick, the news, public affairs, and entertainment programming that it produces is...

Shaw’s McAleese says no ‘use case’ for MVNOs in Canada

telecom | 06/04/2019 3:42 pm EDT

TORONTO — Paul McAleese, president of wireless at Shaw Communications Inc. said at an industry conference he doesn’t see MVNOs being successful in Canada —  a somewhat different message than what the company recently told the CRTC. “I’m not convinced there’s...

‘Competition’ definition key to impact of new CRTC directive: experts

telecom | 02/27/2019 6:08 pm EST

The new policy direction for the CRTC announced by the federal government...

Stingray in talks with Rogers for music channels on basic TV

Media | 11/22/2018 5:31 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. is in negotiations with Rogers Communications...

Broadcasters ‘perfectly positioned’ to leverage podcast boom

Media | 11/08/2018 6:43 pm EST

TORONTO — Broadcasters should think about renting out their own studios...

Bell, Rogers defend sales practices to CRTC

telecom | 10/26/2018 8:00 pm EDT

GATINEAU –– BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. defended their sales tactics Friday after a week...

Barclays predicts ‘smooth sailing’ at Telus after VP exit

telecom | 10/02/2018 6:03 pm EDT

The upcoming departure of Telus Corp.’s president of consumer and small business, Dave Fuller, shouldn’t disrupt the company, according to Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang. In a research note Tuesday, Huang said despite Fuller’s plans to leave the company in...

Court reversal of Wholesale Code to have little effect: CCSA

Media | 10/02/2018 5:09 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal said in a Monday decision that the CRTC lacks the jurisdiction to implement its Wholesale Code -- governing the business relationships between TV service providers and...

Repurpose spectrum used for plane connectivity for mobile: Rogers

telecom | 09/21/2018 5:41 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) should change...

Investel to launch national Wi-Fi based wireless service

telecom | 12/14/2016 10:34 pm EST

Investel Capital Corp.’s TNW Networks Corp. (TNW) will soon start deploying a Wi-Fi-based mobile technology as part of a nationally available wireless service that the company is claiming will be...

Shaw to keep Wind’s current strategy in place: exec

telecom | 02/09/2016 9:51 pm EST

As it takes ownership of Wind Mobile, Shaw Communications Inc. will continue positioning Wind as a cheaper option compared to the big three national wireless carriers, according to the company’s chief operating officer....

TVA, Bell Media take down illegal sports streaming website

Media | 02/05/2016 9:44 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s TVA division and BCE Inc.’s media subsidiary have shut down a website that was pirating the TVA Sports and RDS sports channels. The companies said in a press release...

You.i TV gets $15M in funding

Media | 09/14/2015 5:03 pm EDT

You.i TV, an Ottawa-based company making software for video applications, said Monday it has secured $15 million in funding, led by Los Angeles-based private-equity group Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP. The company said in a...

Rogers Radio teams with YouTube

Media | 09/04/2015 2:21 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Friday that its radio division will team with Google Inc.'s YouTube for a weekly show that will look at the hottest trends in music, fashion, entertainment and gaming. Rogers said in a press...

Rogers deploys spectrum it bought from Shaw

telecom | 07/21/2015 8:48 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday that it is now using the AWS spectrum it purchased from Shaw Communications Inc. a month ago. The company said in a press release that the deployment is allowing Rogers to double the speed...

Switch to IPv6 on as old IP addresses run out

telecom | 07/16/2015 8:00 pm EDT

The Internet has run out of new IP addresses based on the most commonly-used format, and one Canadian expert says service providers in the country are being too slow in making the switch to the newer protocol. Jacques Latour, chief technology officer with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), confirmed that the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) was unable to fulfil a request from a North American ISP this month for new IP addresses based on the old IPv4 standard. This, he said, confirms an outcome that has been expected for some time — that numerical...

CRTC wants details on Shomi availability to BDUs, ISPs

telecom | 07/10/2015 4:09 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. for detailed information about how and when they made their streaming service available to other broadcast distributors and...

TekSavvy’s Abramson takes on incumbents at Telecom Summit

telecom | 06/02/2015 7:36 pm EDT

TORONTO — With a key decision from the CRTC on smaller service providers’ access to wireline telecommunications networks expected soon, three incumbents’ regulatory bosses took on...

CRTC scolds Rogers, Shaw for Letterman simsub errors

telecom | 05/28/2015 8:28 pm EDT

The CRTC has sent letters to Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. regarding mistakes the companies made in the simultaneous substitution of the last episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, which aired...

PIAC complaint against Shomi to go ahead

Media | 05/28/2015 4:39 pm EDT

An undue preference complaint against Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.’s streaming service will proceed despite the companies’ plans to widen its availability. On Wednesday, Rogers and Shaw...

No break for Rogers on wireless code’s application to business accounts

telecom | 05/15/2015 7:41 pm EDT

The CRTC is not giving Rogers Communications Inc. any leeway on the wireless code's applicability to accounts provided to employees of large companies in cases where the individual is responsible for a portion of the costs. The commission said in a decision Friday that it has denied an application from Rogers to review and vary a decision it made in October that clarified that code rules — such as allowing customers to walk away from a contract with no penalty after two years — applied in cases where users paid some of their own cellphone costs, even if the accounts were set up in connection with a medium or large businesse. Rogers was also denied a request that certain...

CRTC never indicated terms of trade could be eliminated: CMPA

Media | 05/15/2015 5:51 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) argued in documents filed Thursday in the Federal Court of Appeal that its challenge of a CRTC decision eliminating terms of trade should proceed...

CRTC consulting on roaming caps it wants repealed

telecom | 05/12/2015 6:46 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued a notice of consultation on domestic wireless roaming caps, despite its recommendation to the federal government that they be scrapped. The regulator on Tuesday asked for “comments to assist it in...

David Asch new SVP of Shomi

Media | 05/12/2015 3:40 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have named David Asch senior vice-president and general manager of their video-streaming service, Shomi. The move is effective immediately, the companies said in a press release Tuesday, adding that Ach “will oversee day-to-day...

One-fifth of Canadians considering cord-cutting: MTM

Media | 05/07/2015 6:24 pm EDT

In the past three years, five per cent of Canadians have gotten rid of their TV service, Media Technology Monitor (MTM) said in a new report. MTM, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, reported that 16 per cent of Canadians currently do...

Wholesale decision positive for Bell, Rogers, Telus: analysts

telecom | 05/06/2015 5:45 pm EDT

Financial market analysts say Canada's incumbent wireless operators were generally left undamaged in this week's decision by the CRTC to regulate the rates they charge smaller domestic...

Playoff viewership up 40%, Rogers says

Media | 04/21/2015 3:47 pm EDT

Viewership of the first round of the NHL playoffs is 40 per cent higher than last year at an average of 1.36 million viewers, Rogers Communications Inc. spokeswoman Jennifer Neziol said in an email. Citing data from Numeris, she...

Fido customers to get exclusive content from Vice

Media | 04/07/2015 3:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has launched new wireless plans for customers of its Fido brand that include exclusive content from Vice Media Inc. Rogers said in a press release that its new “Fido Pulse” plans will...

Rogers rolls out VoLTE

telecom | 03/31/2015 8:16 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has launched voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service for customers who own LG Corp.'s G3 Vigor smartphone. Roger said in a press release that the Vigor is “Canada's first VoLTE-enabled device” and added that “more VoLTE-ready devices are...

Ringtone tariff ruled invalid, but SOCAN can keep money

Media | 03/09/2015 6:34 pm EDT

A tariff on downloaded ringtones for cellphones has been declared invalid, but the wireless carriers who challenged it were denied the $12 million in paid royalties they were seeking back from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). A Federal Court decision issued Friday said carriers, including BCE Inc., Telus Corp., Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc., were right when they argued that the downloading of music "does not constitute a communication of a musical work to the public," according to a summary on the court's website. As a...

Rogers says no decision yet on Shaw spectrum deal

telecom | 11/27/2014 9:06 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says the federal government has not yet informed it of a decision on whether it can buy wireless spectrum from Shaw Communications Inc. A report on the news website Cartt Thursday cited anonymous...

Rogers says ‘several’ business accounts break wireless code

telecom | 11/18/2014 8:15 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC for a break on "several" of its wireless contracts with business customers that it says contravene the wireless code. A letter from Rogers, posted to the CRTC's website on Tuesday, said the revelation came after the commission's clarification in October on how...

Janice Smith moves from CBC to Rogers

Media | 11/06/2014 6:17 pm EST

Janice Smith is the new vice-president of national media sales at Rogers Communications Inc. The company said in a press release Thursday that Smith will be “responsible for delivering the compelling and differentiated...

Shomi signs deal for BBC content

Media | 10/31/2014 4:32 pm EDT

Shomi, the video-streaming service being launced next week by Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., said Friday it has signed a deal with BBC’s commercial arm that will grant it exclusive access to some...

Deepak Khandelwal moving to Rogers from Google

telecom | 10/29/2014 4:06 pm EDT

Deepak Khandelwal will become new chief customer officer at Rogers Communications Inc., the company said in a press release Tuesday. Khandelwal is currently vice-president of global customer experience at Google Inc. and will begin his new position on Nov. 10, Rogers said. He will be responsible for “overhauling the customer experience” at Rogers, the company added. "Deepak brings a unique combination of management, consulting and customer operations experience that we need to turn the customer experience around," Rogers CEO Guy Laurence said in the release....

Rogers becomes first Canadian carrier to aggregate LTE spectrum

telecom | 10/24/2014 9:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Friday it has become the first Canadian wireless carrier to combine spectrum bands for enhanced LTE service, a move it said will improve the mobile-video experience of...

PIAC gets half its requested costs in helpline case

telecom | 10/24/2014 7:02 pm EDT

The CRTC said Friday it is awarding the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) about half of the costs it had requested for its participation in a proceeding about charges for wireless calls to helplines. In September, the...

Shomi signs deal with Warner Bros.

telecom | 10/24/2014 4:28 pm EDT

Shomi, the online-streaming partnership of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., said in a press release Friday that it has reached a deal with Warner Bros. that gives it the rights to a number of Warner Bros....

Cable giants’ results show cord-cutting continues

Media | 10/23/2014 9:12 pm EDT

Canada's two biggest cable companies on Thursday reported losses of more than 100,000 television subscribers each over the last year. Roger Communications Inc.'s earnings release showed that it had 2.04 million TV subscribers at the end of the third quarter on Sept. 30, down 111,000 from a year earlier. Shaw...

AWS-3 auction prompts debate around urban-rural issues

telecom | 10/10/2014 5:22 pm EDT

A proposal from one incumbent carrier to restrict set-asides in the upcoming AWS-3 auction to urban centres has elicited debate in the latest round of submissions to Industry Canada from carriers...

Rogers launches second-screen hockey app

Media | 10/06/2014 6:36 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced it is releasing a new hockey app that will give customers access to new camera angles and additional content like interviews and analysis. “Exclusive to Rogers’ customers, and it...

Boynton, Stoneham find jobs after Rogers

Media | 09/22/2014 5:21 pm EDT

John Boynton and Shelagh Stoneham, two Rogers Communications Inc. executives who left in the wake of its corporate overhaul this year, have both found other jobs. Boynton, formerly the chief marketing officer at Rogers, is now...

Paper billing issue small potatoes for telecom sector: analysts

telecom | 08/29/2014 7:28 pm EDT

Much has been made this week about the practice of levying extra fees for the privilege of getting a physical bill for telecommunications services, and some industry watchers are downplaying the...

Wireless code effects include higher prices, slow customer growth: analysts

telecom | 08/12/2014 8:20 pm EDT

More than eight months after its implementation and more than a year after it was announced, effects of CRTC's wireless code include higher prices and slower growth in mobile-service subscribers, say analysts. "The most obvious overall effect is it's raised consumer prices by $5 per month," Canaccord Genuity telecom analyst Dvai Ghose said in a phone interview. That's due to the provision that limited the amount of time carriers could tie customers to binding contracts to...

Pay-per-view could stick around or go the way of the VHS

Media | 08/08/2014 6:08 pm EDT

In 1985, a Los Angeles Times article explained that U.S. TV providers were planning to compete with “the burgeoning home-video business” that had “savaged” them by launching...

Analysts, carrier question policy on AWS-3 set-asides

telecom | 08/06/2014 7:21 pm EDT

Analysts are split on the wisdom of Industry Canada’s rules for the upcoming AWS-3 auction, which appear to put valuable spectrum in two provinces out of reach for any carrier. The spectrum rules, detailed on July 28, set...

Union satisfied with Rogers licence renewal

Media | 08/01/2014 4:21 pm EDT

Unifor said in a press release Thursday it is “very pleased” with the conditions of the CRTC’s renewal of Rogers Communications Inc.’s television broadcasting licences. Thursday, the CRTC approved a number...

CRTC finds Rogers’ treatment of Wind Mobile ‘unjust’

telecom | 07/31/2014 9:45 pm EDT

The CRTC issued a decision Thursday in the first of its two reviews of wholesale wireless roaming in Canada, finding that Rogers Communications Inc. committed “unjust discrimination” in...

CRTC approves Rogers licence renewals

Media | 07/31/2014 8:06 pm EDT

The CRTC said on Thursday it approved a number of licence renewals for stations owned by Rogers Communications Inc. and determined that Rogers qualified for a group-based approach to the licensing of its stations, giving the company more flexibility in its Canadian content spending. The CRTC also revoked licences for Rogers’ OMNI stations and said that it would issue new licences that would “have the effect of aligning the OMNI stations with a two-year renewal cycle along with other Rogers properties.” “The two-year licence terms granted for [the OMNI stations] will...