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CRTC to forbear from regulating IXPL services on 12 additional routes

telecom | 03/25/2022 4:32 pm EDT

The CRTC has added a dozen additional routes to its list of interexchange private line (IXPL) services that it is forbearing from regulation. In a decision released Friday,...

Quebecor calls Bell’s Vrai complaint “desperate” and “devoid of any merit”

Media | 02/11/2022 6:10 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. wants BCE Inc.’s request to mandate that Videotron immediately remove its Vrai service to “be rejected outright,” Quebecor told the CRTC, claiming that the...

Quebecor has tools to combat Bell fibre push: Pruneau

telecom | 05/25/2017 5:32 pm EDT

Jean-Francois Pruneau, Quebecor Inc.’s senior vice-president and chief financial officer, told an investor’s conference Thursday that his company’s quad-play strategy in Quebec will limit the impact of BCE Inc.’s...

Virgin Internet could hurt Videotron: Desjardins

Media | 11/25/2016 8:12 pm EST

The move this week by BCE Inc. flanker brand Virgin Mobile Canada to expand its home Internet into Quebec could put pressure on Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, Desjardins analyst Maher Yaghi said in a...

CRTC grills telecoms on skinny basic promotion, bundling

Media | 09/08/2016 1:01 am EDT

GATINEAU — A CRTC panel pressed Canada's largest TV service providers on whether they were doing enough to bring attention to new skinny-basic services, raising concerns that higher-tier...

Videotron to stream 4K sports content

Media | 02/04/2016 10:53 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron announced Thursday it will be offering live sports in 4K quality to its Illico ultra-high-definition set-top-box customers. The company said in a press release that it will stream 12...

CRTC asks Videotron why zero-rate and not increase data caps

Media | 12/02/2015 4:37 pm EST

The CRTC is asking Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron to answer 16 questions regarding its Unlimited Music service, including why it chose to launch a zero-rating service rather than increase data caps. “If, as Vidéotron has stated, congestion is manageable and there is no meaningful risk of service degradation as a result of offering Unlimited Music service, explain why Vidéotron did not either increase or eliminate data usage caps for your broader customer base instead of zero-rating certain applications or services,” the CRTC asked in a request for information issued...

Videotron’s MAtv still violating licence conditions: complaint

Media | 11/17/2015 6:12 pm EST

A group that previously battled MAtv, the community channel operated by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, is telling the CRTC that MAtv is still violating the conditions of its licence months after a...

Videotron testing gigabit Internet service

telecom | 07/27/2015 3:54 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron division has been testing a new gigabit Internet service in Montreal in a pilot project, the company said in a press release Monday. “Testing of the new service, which supports speeds of...

Granting Bell stay in mobile-TV case would hurt competitors: CNOC

Media | 03/11/2015 8:57 pm EDT

Competitors will be harmed if BCE Inc. is not forced to comply with an April deadline in a CRTC directive to stop exempting its mobile-TV app from data caps, according to the Canadian Network...

CRTC says Videotron French community TV violated licence, OKs English version

Media | 02/04/2015 7:51 pm EST

The CRTC said Wednesday that while it found MAtv, a French-language community channel owned by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron subsidiary, was not in compliance with the conditions of its licence, it...

Videotron wins right to broadcast channel in digital only

Media | 09/03/2014 7:39 pm EDT

On Wednesday the CRTC approved a move by Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to drop the analog broadcast of TV channel ICI, an ethnic station from Montreal. The channel had originally signed a contract...

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...

Lower prices for AWS-3 auction ‘attractive’ for new entrants: analyst

telecom | 07/28/2014 9:37 pm EDT

The minimum opening bids for the entirety of the available spectrum in the upcoming AWS-3 auction total $162.45 million, with a $97.45 million minimum for the blocks set aside for smaller carriers, Industry Canada said Monday as it launched a consultation on its proposed auction framework. In a Monday research...

Illico online TV service reaches 50,000 subs

telecom | 08/09/2013 7:17 pm EDT

More than 50,000 users have signed up for Videotron Ltd.’s illico Club Unlimited video-on-demand and mobile TV service, the company said in a release Thursday. Videotron, a Quebecor Inc. subsidiary, launched the service in...

Verizon more of a threat to incumbents than Quebecor: Dépatie

telecom | 08/08/2013 8:43 pm EDT

Quebecor Media Inc. does not feel overly threatened by competition from Verizon Communications Inc. though the U.S company’s potential entry into Canada’s 700 MHz spectrum auction could leave Quebecor “empty-handed,” said Robert Dépatie, the company’s president and chief executive. “Because of our brand, because of our service level, because of the network we’re going to have, yes it’s a threat, but not as much as the others,” Dépatie said during a conference call with analysts Thursday for the company's earnings results,...

CRTC expedites Astral complaint

Media | 03/05/2013 3:43 pm EST

The CRTC will expedite its consideration of an Astral Media Inc. complaint against Quebecor Media Inc.’s Videotron Ltd. subsidiary and its new on-demand video service, the commission said. In a complaint filed with the commission last week, Astral said Videotron’s new illico Club Unlimited subscription service violates the...

Videotron appoints Charlebois as human resources VP

Media | 01/25/2013 5:23 am EST

Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary Videotron Ltd. appointed Alain Charlebois as its new vice-president of human resources and service excellence, the company said. In a release Thursday, Videotron said Charlebois would be responsible for maintaining Videotron’s position as “an employer of choice” and ensuring continuous corporate...

Videotron appoints Charette as branding VP

Media | 01/23/2013 3:50 am EST

Quebecor Media Inc. subsidiary Videotron Ltd. appointed Sylvie Charette as its new vice-president of branding and interactive media, the company said. In a release Tuesday, Videotron said Charette will play a leading role in promoting the company's brand in Quebec “in order to maintain its stature” in the province. The...