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C-11 needs to incentivize a new era of foreign-domestic partnerships: Bell

Media | 06/02/2022 2:54 pm EDT

BCE Inc. wants the government to incentivize foreign-domestic partnerships through its Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, arguing that the entire Canadian broadcasting ecosystem...

OTT subs set to overtake traditional TV by 2020: report

Media | 04/23/2019 4:53 pm EDT

The number of Canadians who opt for over-the-top services is set to surpass the number of Canadians who subscribe to traditional television providers next year, according to a report released yesterday by Convergence Research Group. The Victoria, B.C.-based research group also estimates that OTT subscription revenue grew by 33 per cent in 2018 to $1.12 billion, and forecasts that it will grow to $1.51 billion in 2019. The 2018 OTT access revenue superseded Convergence’s growth expectations from two years ago, when the 2017 version of the report predicted access revenues of $972...

FCC asked to pull back ISP privacy rules

telecom | 01/06/2017 5:17 pm EST

A group representing American telecom companies has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider the broadband privacy rules the United States regulator imposed last year. When passed, the FCC said...

Broadband TV partners with Univision

Media | 10/18/2016 5:35 pm EDT

Canadian multi-platform network (MPN) BroadbandTV Corp. (BBTV) has signed a deal to manage the Hispanic content of Univision Communications Inc. The Vancouver-based media company will provide the management services for...

Corus sells rights for ‘classic’ Nickelodeon series to Netflix

Media | 04/15/2016 3:25 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc., which holds to the Canadian rights to Viacom Inc.’s Nickelodeon content, said it has sold the digital streaming rights for a number of shows to Netflix...

DHX reaches U.S. deal for Teletubbies with Nickelodeon

Media | 06/11/2015 1:39 pm EDT

DHX Media Inc. announced Thursday it has licensed the new Teletubbies series exclusively to Viacom Inc’s Nickelodeon division in the U.S. The press release said the popular children’s...

Corus gets multi-platform rights to Nickelodeon content

Media | 04/01/2015 3:30 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday it has secured a long-term agreement with Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon division to secure the exclusive Canadian rights to its content for television in digital platforms. Corus said in a press release that the deal includes English- and French-language programming. "We are excited to leverage Nickelodeon’s high-quality content in new and innovative ways, giving Corus a competitive edge in this evolving media landscape, while offering Canada’s young, savvy digital consumers and their families full access to Nickelodeon’s...

Sony cloud TV service to carry Viacom channels

Media | 09/10/2014 8:03 pm EDT

Viacom Inc. and Sony Corp. said Wednesday they have reached a "landmark agreement" that sees at least 22 Viacom channels being carried on Sony's cloud-based TV service when it launches. The two companies said in a...

Viacom, Google settle copyright lawsuit

Media | 03/24/2014 1:41 pm EDT

Google Inc. and Viacom Inc. have settled a copyright lawsuit relating the uploading of content owned by the latter on Google’s YouTube platform, the company’s said in a joint news release issued last week. Terms of...