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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 Friday that they seized computer equipment from those that were operating an illegal streaming site whose pirated streams included content from the two channels. TVA spokeswoman Véronique Mercier said in a phone interview that the two companies obtained an injunction from Quebec’s Superior Court allowing them to seize computer equipment from individuals running the website, which led to...

BCE to appeal court’s $137 million judgment for Quebecor

telecom | 03/09/2015 4:48 pm EDT

BCE Inc. says it will appeal to the Supreme Court in a case over satellite-TV piracy in which it was ordered to pay $137 million in damages to Quebecor Inc. and its TVA subsidiary in a decision issued Friday. In handing down the ruling, the Quebec Court of Appeal increased the damages from the $1 million award ordered by the Quebec Superior Court in July 2012. In that decision, the court said Bell didn’t work hard enough to prevent the illegal decoding of its satellite signals between 1999 and 2005 despite having knowledge of the extent of satellite piracy and the technical ability to fight it. Monday’s ruling affirmed that decision and increased the damages to $137 million including court costs and interest, according to a press release from Quebecor on Monday, including...

Quebecor posts loss, announces reorganization

Media | 07/31/2014 1:47 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Dion announced a corporate reorganization Thursday as his company posted a $50.4 million net less before income taxes in its second quarter, down from a profit of $67.9 million before income taxes in the...

TVA to pay Rogers $120M annually in NHL deal: report

Media | 11/28/2013 6:24 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s TVA Group Inc. will pay Rogers Communication Inc. more than $120 million a year to air French-language National Hockey League broadcasts under a new 12-year, deal announced this week, the Globe and Mail reported. In a pair of press releases Tuesday, Rogers said it reached a $5.2-billion deal to acquire the exclusive Canadian...

TVA to cut 90 jobs

Media | 06/07/2013 4:44 pm EDT

Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary TVA Group Inc. will eliminate 90 jobs across its network, the company said. In a release Wednesday, TVA said it will eliminate 4.5 per cent of it workforce as part of a “rationalization plan” that will cut five per cent off its operating expenses. It said the job cuts would come through a “reduction of existing personnel” and by eliminating positions through...

TVA revenues fall in Q4

Media | 03/01/2013 10:17 pm EST

Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary Group TVA Inc. recorded a net income of $9.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, TVA said Thursday. In a financial report, the company said net income for the period ended Dec. 31, 2012, was lower than the fourth quarter of 2011, which totalled $11.5 million. Operating income for its television segment in the fourth quarter, TVA said, was up by 5.6 per cent to reach $19.1 million. TVA...