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VMedia launches River TV streaming platform

Media | 06/04/2020 1:55 pm EDT

VMedia Inc. has launched a live and on-demand streaming platform, River TV, the company announced in a Thursday media release. River TV will feature over 30 bundled live tv channels, including Global TV, Adult Swim, History and Showcase, with more to be added in coming months, the Toronto-headquartered company said.  A number of “a la carte” channels will also be able to be added to the $16.99 a month package, including Hollywood Suite and i24NEWS. Nick+ is coming soon and many others will be added in the near future. A VMedia internet connection is not required to use River TV...

VMedia blasts ‘regressive’ BTLR recommendation

telecom | 02/05/2020 4:38 pm EST

VMedia Inc. says a recommendation from the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel’s report that stipulates a primary reliance on “market forces” could stifle competition in Canada’s telecommunications industry, if enacted. Recommendation 28...

VMedia now serving all provinces after Atlantic push

telecom | 11/29/2018 2:37 pm EST

VMedia Inc. recently launched its full suite of services in all four Atlantic Canada provinces, meaning it now operates in all 10 provinces. CEO George Burger confirmed that the company “started rolling out services as...

VMedia aims to ‘fast track’ plans with public play: co-founder

telecom | 10/25/2018 5:31 pm EDT

George Burger, co-founder of Ontario-based telecom VMedia Inc., says he...

High interim tariffs, logistics still mire disaggregated system

telecom | 08/31/2017 5:13 pm EDT

The CRTC's goal of fuelling wireline competition by jumpstarting the...

VMedia pulls CTV from OTT service as ‘sign of good faith’

Media | 10/14/2016 9:29 pm EDT

VMedia Inc. said in a court document it has removed BCE Inc.’s CTV channels from its over-the-top (OTT) skinny basic service pending the resolution of a legal dispute between the two...

VMedia fighting to keep CTV, CTV2 on OTT service

Media | 10/03/2016 9:25 pm EDT

VMedia Inc. is asking an Ontario court to step in and declare that its recently launched over-the-top (OTT) streaming television service is not infringing copyright, as claimed by BCE Inc., which wants the provider to remove its CTV and CTV Two networks from its service. In an application filed Monday with the Ontario Superior Court, the Toronto-based independent provider argued that its live-TV streaming service for customers with Roku Inc. devices is permitted under the Copyright Act. “As a licenced BDU, VMedia is not only entitled—but...

VMedia sets sights on incumbents as it expands outside Ont.

telecom | 06/01/2016 10:11 pm EDT

Ontario Internet service and television provider VMedia Inc. will expand to Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba and Alberta in the next two weeks — a move the company says will see its services...

‘Golden age of TV’ facing changes: panel

Media | 06/03/2015 11:43 pm EDT

TORONTO — There has never have been a better time than now to be a consumer of television, it was said during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Canadian Telecom Summit, but it was also discussed how big changes are afoot,...

TekSavvy’s Abramson takes on incumbents at Telecom Summit

telecom | 06/02/2015 7:36 pm EDT

TORONTO — With a key decision from the CRTC on smaller service providers’ access to wireline telecommunications networks expected soon, three incumbents’ regulatory bosses took on...

CRTC approves new IPTV service from VMedia

Media | 05/08/2015 8:39 pm EDT

The CRTC on Friday approved a new IPTV service from VMedia Inc., despite arguments from some interveners that the proposed service would be transmitted over the public Internet and should therefore not be licensed as a broadcast...

CRTC sides with small ISPs on Shaw Internet pricing dispute

telecom | 03/02/2015 9:24 pm EST

The CRTC ruled against Shaw Communications Inc.’s proposed new prices for third-party Internet access on Monday, approving interim wholesale broadband rates that are roughly half what the...

Shaw ‘welcomes’ third-party ISP customers: CRTC filing

telecom | 02/24/2015 4:20 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has filed a response to the small ISPs that oppose its proposed new prices for wholesale Internet access that argues against the notion of its moves being anti-competitive. In a Feb. 19 filing to the CRTC, Shaw denied that the new prices —which one operator called “egregious”...

Small ISPs raise fuss over new Shaw wholesale price proposal

telecom | 01/14/2015 9:01 pm EST

Small ISPs are speaking out against an “egregious” new pricing proposal from Shaw Communications Inc. for wholesale access to its Internet lines. The Calgary-based incumbent introduced...

ISPs aspiring to launch TV services face uncertainty

Media | 12/12/2014 6:36 pm EST

Small Internet service providers looking to provide TV service should hold off on investment because of the uncertain future of the broadcast television market, according to 3Macs analyst Troy Crandall. At the recent CRTC...

VMedia plans could ‘undermine’ broadcast system: Ethnic Channels

Media | 05/07/2014 8:15 pm EDT

Granting VMedia Inc. licences to operate a national video-on-demand (VOD) service and expand its broadcast distribution service would mean approving a distribution structure that would “undermine the entire broadcasting system,” according to Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. The ethnic broadcaster said in an intervention filed with the CRTC last month that VMedia is distributing channels for which it does not hold rights and that are not authorized for distribution in Canada. It argued...

VMedia offers cloudy version of IPTV

Media | 04/08/2014 11:01 pm EDT

George Burger wants to give Canadians a more streamlined television experience, yet analysts say the high-tech Internet-protocol TV offerings from his VMedia Inc. might have limited appeal. The IPTV service from VMedia now...