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As TiVo targets Telus, three telecoms now all fighting TV patent claims

telecom | 02/05/2018 5:37 pm EST

Telus Corp. is now the third Canadian telecom to be sued by TiVo Corp. over patents related to the operation of its TV services. The California-based company is alleging...

TiVo expands patent suit to include Bell

telecom | 01/31/2018 5:49 pm EST

TiVo Corp. is going after a second Canadian telecom for patent infringement, claiming in a lawsuit filed in Federal Court this month that BCE Inc. is illegally using certain functions for its TV products without a licence. In the statement of claim filed on Jan. 19, the...

Cogeco revenue up, profits dip in Q4

telecom | 11/03/2017 4:27 pm EDT

In its quarterly results released on Friday, Cogeco Inc. reported overall revenues for the three-month...

How big a threat are OTT sports services?

Media | 10/10/2017 5:55 pm EDT

Sports remains one of the last bastions of defence for traditional TV against a wave of over-the-top...

Videotron facing patent infringement claim from TiVo

Media | 07/17/2017 4:26 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is being sued for patent infringement by TiVo Inc. and one of its...

Cogeco reports higher revenues and profit in Q3

Media | 07/14/2017 3:11 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. reported stronger revenues and profits for its fiscal third quarter, the first earnings...

5G wireless substitution ‘not in the cards,’ says Cogeco’s Audet

Media | 04/07/2017 8:14 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. CEO Louis Audet said Friday that he’s not concerned about customers substituting wireline Internet service with wireless with the advent of 5G, and that the company has no significant plans to integrate 5G into its services. It’s a technology that will be “extremely expensive to deploy,” he said in a conference call with analysts discussing the company’s second-quarter results. “We have no plans to use it widely in our cable...

Cogeco launches 4K PVR

Media | 03/21/2017 5:06 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. has launched a new 4K personal video recorder (PVR) to allow its subscribers to record and watch content at four times the resolution of high-definition TV. “This evolution in our offering is consistent with our ongoing commitment to better meet the changing needs of our...

Market has adjusted to 2-year wireless contracts: analyst

Media | 11/10/2015 8:42 pm EST

Third-quarter results indicate the mobile market has adjusted to the higher-priced, two-year contracts that became the norm after the CRTC implemented the wireless code in 2013, says Scotia Capital...

New OTT options tempting TV consumers: study

Media | 06/25/2015 4:18 pm EDT

A new study from Digitalsmiths, a subsidiary of TiVo Inc., shows almost 60 per cent of TV-service customers in Canada and the U.S. are spending more than $100 US a month for their subscriptions, and about one in four are...

Cogeco Cable brings TiVo service to Quebec

Media | 03/30/2015 6:09 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. said Monday it is now offering its TiVo Inc. service to customers in Quebec. Cogeco Cable Canada CEO Louise St-Pierre said in a Monday news release that the service ensures “there will always be something...

TiVo OTA product gets full release in U.S.

Media | 01/07/2015 7:33 pm EST

TiVo Inc. said Wednesday it is widening availability in the United States of a PVR for capturing over-the-air programing, a product it released on a limited basis in the fall. The TiVo Roamio OTA is meant for people who do not...

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...

Shomi not meant to ‘kill Netflix’: Rogers CEO

Media | 09/17/2014 8:17 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Guy Laurence told a CIBC investor conference in Montreal on Wednesday that his company's upcoming over-the-top (OTT) programming service, Shomi, isn't meant to be the ultimate solution for streaming users. "We're not trying to kill Netflix here," he said. "This is a...

Cogeco partners with TiVo, ditches IPTV plans

telecom | 07/10/2014 7:21 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. has abandoned a multi-year project to establish an Internet protocol-based TV platform in Canada and will instead launch a service in partnership with TiVo Inc. that its CEO says gives it "all of what we...

Another U.S. cableco offers Netflix

Media | 05/06/2014 5:40 pm EDT

Another U.S. cable company said it will provide the services of Netflix Inc. to its customers through set-top boxes made by TiVo Inc. Suddenlink Communications announced the arrangement in a press release on Tuesday, saying it’s the largest U.S. cable operator to date, with 1.2 million TV-service subscribers, “to provide its customers seamless access to Netflix through the same set-top box they already use to watch television.” Suddenlink said the arrangement with Netflix will take effect in the summer. "This agreement is a great example of how the cable industry can...

Netflix to be carried by U.S. TV providers

Media | 04/25/2014 6:43 pm EDT

Netflix Inc.’s video streaming service is poised to be a feature of some providers of television service in the United States, as opposed to just competing with them. RCN Telecom Services LLC, Grande Communications LLC and...