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Videotron will take CRTC to court over set-top box data decision

Media | 07/05/2019 11:30 am EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will challenge a recent CRTC decision ordering it to turn over information collected from TV set-top boxes to a working group. The CRTC issued that decision earlier this week, after Videotron walked away from the group in April. The working group was set up in the wake of the 2014 Let’s Talk TV hearings, and will collect viewership data in order to help broadcasters better plan their programming and advertisers to better plan their spending. The deadline for the system to be implemented is Jan. 15, 2020. Videotron said in a press release Friday that it...

Videotron reaches 1M wireless subscribers as it reports Q3 results

Media | 11/10/2017 5:14 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. said its wireless division has eclipsed one million subscribers since posting higher revenues and profits in its third-quarter earnings Thursday.  “In the space of 7 years, Videotron has carved out a place for itself in the telecom industry’s big leagues,” Manon Brouillette, president and CEO of Quebecor’s telecom division, said in a Thursday release. “It’s an indication of the consumer receptiveness to our offering and the need for more competition in the...

Videotron latest to announce X1-based IPTV

Media | 08/29/2017 5:00 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will launch its IPTV service using the X1 platform from Comcast Corp., the...

Terrebonne asks CRTC for help with access agreement

Media | 05/18/2017 2:38 pm EDT

Another Canadian municipality is turning to the CRTC after failing to agree on a municipal access...

Quebecor in ‘no rush’ to get rid of 700MHz spectrum: Pruneau

telecom | 09/22/2016 10:26 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s chief financial officer Jean-François Pruneau said Thursday the company is content to wait to sell the 700 MHz spectrum it picked up in 2014 and...

CRTC backs Videotron final offer in RDS dispute

Media | 07/12/2016 7:48 pm EDT

The CRTC has settled a dispute between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron over wholesale rates for a French-language sports channel in Quebec, selecting Videotron’s offer for the per-subscriber wholesale rate for the distribution of Bell’s Réseau des sports (RDS) by Videotron. In a decision posted to the...

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...

Quebec online gambling law would have ‘huge’ costs for ISPs: CWTA

telecom | 05/26/2016 9:57 pm EDT

New Quebec legislation forcing Internet service providers (ISPs) to block certain online gambling websites from being accessed in the province could put smaller ISPs out of business, industry reps...

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...

Former Quebecor exec registers to lobby on wireless

telecom | 01/24/2014 9:42 pm EST

Former Quebecor Inc. executive Luc Lavoie registered in December to lobby the federal government on mobile broadband licensing, the federal lobby registry shows. In a French-language registration filed with the lobby...

Phablets to drive mobile data growth, cord-cutting at ‘tipping point’: Deloitte

Media | 01/13/2014 10:58 pm EST

Increased sales of larger, “phablet” smartphones will drive growth in mobile data consumption in 2014 as more consumers use the bigger devices to watch more mobile TV, consulting firm...

Videotron to offer unlimited mobile data

telecom | 01/07/2014 8:21 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Videotron will begin offering an unlimited data plan to its wireless customers on Jan. 8. In a release Tuesday, Videotron said the plan, which will be available for $80 “for a limited time,”...

Group wants to launch new Montreal community channel instead of Videotron

Media | 10/08/2013 9:12 pm EDT

A coalition of activists and community broadcasters are asking the CRTC to postpone its decision on Videotron Ltd.’s application for a new English-language community TV station in Montreal to...

Videotron rolls out two-year contracts

telecom | 09/11/2013 9:07 pm EDT

Videotron Ltd. rolled out two-year mobile plans that won’t increase customers’ monthly service rates, the company said. In a release Wednesday, the Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary said customers will now be able to “pay for all the mobile devices they carry in 24 months,” marking an end to the three-year service contracts...

Union ratifies Videotron agreement

telecom | 08/30/2013 9:05 pm EDT

Videotron Ltd.’s unionized employees in Eastern Quebec and the Saguenay, Que. region have ratified a new collective agreement, the company said. In a release Friday, Videotron, a Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary, said members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1417 ratified a collective agreement reached in principle earlier this...

CRTC gives BCE, Videotron until July 30 to settle carriage dispute

Media | 07/22/2013 8:05 pm EDT

The CRTC temporarily suspended its final offer arbitration process for a carriage dispute between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. to give the companies more time to negotiate a deal. In March, Astral Media Inc., now owned by BCE, requested the CRTC lead a final offer arbitration process for the renewal of a distribution agreement with Videotron Ltd., Quebecor's telecom subsidiary. The two companies had begun negotiations in March 2012 to renew Videotron's broadcast, video-on-demand...

Rogers-Videotron deal expected to be first test of new spectrum transfer rules

telecom | 07/09/2013 6:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed deal for Videotron Ltd.’s unused Toronto-area spectrum is expected to give incumbent mobile providers the first indication of whether they can obtain...

Rogers deal a win for Quebecor: analyst

telecom | 05/31/2013 5:21 pm EDT

A network sharing agreement between Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc.'s telecom subsidiary is a “material win” for Videotron and positive for Rogers, RBC telecom analyst Drew McReynolds said. In a...