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Louise St-Pierre leaving Cogeco Connexion

Media | 08/12/2016 7:20 pm EDT

The head of Cogeco Inc.’s Canadian division is retiring after more than 17 years with the company, the company announced Friday. Louise St-Pierre, Cogeco Connexion president and CEO, will step down as of Sept. 1, but remain with the company in an advisory role until the end of November, Cogeco said in a press release. Ken Smithard, Cogeco Connexion’s vice president of performance, organizational efficiency and information technology, will succeed St-Pierre as president and CEO. St-Pierre joined the company in 1999 as vice president and chief information officer...

Cogeco appoints Daniel Boisvert, Antoine Shiu, to exec positions

Media | 12/14/2015 4:30 pm EST

Cogeco Cable Inc.’s Canadian cable division has appointed Daniel Boisvert as vice-president of marketing and innovation, and Antoine Shiu as vice-president of business solutions sales, it said in a press release Monday. Cogeco said in the release that Boisvert will provide leadership on rolling out products and services, as well as being in charge of launching a “new brand expression,” for Cogeco Cable Canada in the Ontario and Quebec regions. The release said that Shiu will be responsible for growing the business customer base by developing offerings to match the needs of...

Cogeco upgrades 15 TV stations to HD

Media | 09/21/2015 4:43 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. announced Monday it has converted 15 local TV stations, part of its TVCogeco division, to high-definition (HD) quality. Cogeco said in a press release that the $5 million investment in upgrading the stations...

Cogeco Cable brings TiVo service to Quebec

Media | 03/30/2015 6:09 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. said Monday it is now offering its TiVo Inc. service to customers in Quebec. Cogeco Cable Canada CEO Louise St-Pierre said in a Monday news release that the service ensures “there will always be something...

Channel unbundling to have ‘unintended consequences,’ says consultant

Media | 03/19/2015 7:34 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — While the public will generally back the CRTC's decision to require TV service providers to offer pick-and-pay to customers by the end of next year, they don't understand the full consequences for the Canadian TV industry, one media consultant said in the wake of Thursday's announcement....

Canada on the verge of ‘new era’ of online TV

Media | 10/30/2014 8:40 pm EDT

Several new options for online television are about to become available in Canada. On Thursday BCE Inc. announced a new streaming service it's currently code-naming "Project Latte." The service, operated by the Bell Media division, will be available to TV service providers across the country, pending...

Rogers VP predicts end of TV broadcasting, as we know it

Media | 09/11/2014 11:09 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — You can’t assume that young people who have never had subscription-TV service will eventually get it, Ken Engelhart, Rogers Communications Inc.’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, told the CRTC on Thursday. In the past, the number of subscribers increased at the same rate as the number of homes passed, though for the last four or five years, it has stayed flat and has now started declining, he said during Rogers’ appearance during the commission’s two-week Let’s Talk TV hearing into the future of television. “When digital...