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Péladeau says Quebecor will stick to facilities-based model long-term

telecom | 05/13/2022 2:46 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said “there's no reason at this stage” that the company will change its business model from a facilities-based to an MVNO-based...

Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for Freedom

telecom | 03/16/2022 4:55 pm EDT

Asked if the odds of Quebecor Inc. purchasing Shaw Communications Inc.'s wireless assets have become lower in the wake of Globalive Capital Inc.'s reported offer of $3.75 billion should should Shaw have to sell as part of its acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc.,...

Don’t leave local news in the hands of megacorporations, Heritage committee hears

Media | 02/16/2022 8:45 pm EST

Not-for-profit community news associations are sounding the alarm over the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger, with one stakeholder saying "democracy dies in the dark...

Quebecor sells its westward expansion

telecom | 11/16/2021 2:30 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA - On the second day of the Canadian Telecom Summit, Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau...

Court dismisses Telus request for injunction against Quebecor’s 3500 MHz licenses

telecom | 10/23/2021 11:40 am EDT

The Federal Court has rejected a Telus Corp....

Quebecor calls for swift news media compensation legislation

Media | 08/05/2021 6:14 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s president and CEO is renewing calls for the federal...

Quebecor’s Pruneau steps down 

Media | 04/27/2021 12:51 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. executive Jean-François Pruneau announced Tuesday morning that he would be stepping down from his position as president and CEO of Videotron in order to "leave active professional life and devote himself to personal investment projects," according to a release.  "I am turning a page in my professional life with a sense of accomplishment,"  Pruneau said in the release. "I am leaving the organization in a good position and with a first-class team to...

C-10 regulations ‘Kafkaesque’: Quebecor’s PKP

Media | 03/12/2021 5:42 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau told MPs at a Friday meeting of the House of Commons Heritage committee that the government initiative to overhaul the Broadcasting Act, known as Bill C-10, should focus more on deregulating existing traditional Canadian media.  "For traditional broadcasters -- those that showcase...

Helped by Fizz, Quebecor reports strong Q4 earnings

Media | 02/25/2021 5:42 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. has continued to grow its revenues in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to...

Industry committee hears call to devolve broadband funding to provinces 

telecom | 02/23/2021 5:09 pm EST

A regional nonprofit dedicated to expanding internet connectivity in rural Ontario told the House of Commons industry committee that investment schemes like the Universal Broadband Fund would be more...

Péladeau calls for CBC to be banned from advertising, charging for content

telecom | 01/19/2021 5:31 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau has called on the CRTC to recentre...

Quebecor Q3 revenues tick upwards, driven by wireless

Media | 11/05/2020 5:20 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. posted its third-quarter earnings on Thursday morning, with revenues slightly up, boosted...

CRTC tells Bell it is still giving undue preference to RDS over TVA Sport

telecom | 08/07/2020 10:23 am EDT

The CRTC has sent a letter to BCE Inc. informing the company that its...

Blockbuster Disney production lobbying over COVID-19 protocols

Media | 07/21/2020 6:34 pm EDT

The production company creating a remake of 1940s noir film Nightmare Alley...

Quebecor cuts back capex plans for 2020

Media | 05/14/2020 8:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is dialing back its capital expenditure projections for the upcoming year, owing to the...

Quebecor launches music streaming service

Media | 05/04/2020 3:54 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has launched a music streaming service, QUB musique, focused on Quebec-based artists.  In a Monday release, Quebecor said the service features some 50 million songs, and "hundreds of playlists created by avid local curators who understand Quebecers' needs...

Quebecor, Cogeco lay off staff due to COVID-19

telecom | 03/27/2020 4:26 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. and Cogeco Inc. have both announced staff layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Quebecor announced on Friday morning it would lay off 10 per cent of its workforce, which the company said amounted to about 1000...

Quebecor ‘not worried’ about COVID-19 impact on capacity

Media | 03/12/2020 5:09 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. says COVID-19 is not expected to have a “material financial...

Quebecor threatens legal action if MVNOs are mandated

telecom | 02/25/2020 6:22 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau says he would take legal action against both...

Bell appeals CRTC decision in fight over undue preference

telecom | 01/20/2020 5:19 pm EST

A months-long dispute between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc.  entered yet another phase Friday, as Bell filed for judicial review of the CRTC’s Dec. 19 decision that found Bell gave undue preference to...

Quebecor’s court appeal over Bell’s G7 gov’t contract dismissed

telecom | 12/11/2019 4:35 pm EST

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought forward by Quebecor Inc. over the federal government granting BCE Inc. the contract to improve wireless coverage ahead...

V buy would give Bell too much market share: PIAC, Quebecor

Media | 12/03/2019 5:44 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s proposed acquisition of French-language Groupe V Media...

Quebecor says it cut gig speeds due to new wholesale rates

telecom | 11/07/2019 5:12 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. executives confirmed on Thursday that its previously...

Quebecor files appeal in TVA Sports fight

Media | 08/16/2019 5:01 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. filed its appeal Wednesday in the Federal Court of Appeal in Montreal asking to overturn an...

Péladeau asks Quebec to block Bell’s V network buy

Media | 07/25/2019 2:19 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau is vowing to oppose BCE Inc.’s acquisition of a French-language...

Bell calls for revocation of TVA Sports licence at tense CRTC hearing

Media | 04/17/2019 5:44 pm EDT

Gatineau, Que. — Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau was unrepentant...

Quebecor walks the talk, pulls TVA Sports signal from Bell

Media | 04/10/2019 7:07 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has  stopped broadcasting its TVA Sports signal following...

Péladeau willing to pull TVA Sports signal in fight with Bell

Media | 04/08/2019 6:03 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Quebecor Inc. president and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said...

Quebecor CFO Pruneau to head Videotron

telecom | 01/07/2019 5:35 pm EST

Jean-François Pruneau, Quebecor Inc.’s chief financial officer, has been appointed the new CEO of its...

Videotron losing its CEO as Brouillette announces departure

telecom | 10/16/2018 12:42 pm EDT

Manon Brouillette, who has been at the helm of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron for the past five years, is leaving the company in what National Bank analyst Adam Shine said is a surprise move. Quebecor announced in a press release Tuesday morning that Brouillette would be leaving for personal reasons at...

Quebecor calls on provincial parties to support film tax credit

Media | 09/26/2018 5:00 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is urging Quebec political parties to pledge that they’ll keep a provincial film and TV tax credit and support the province’s film industry, the company said in a press release...

Money for CanCon in budget stopgap measure: CMPA

Media | 03/01/2018 1:33 pm EST

The 2018 federal budget, released Tuesday, confirmed the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) will receive top ups...

Quebecor turning to court over TVA Sports wholesale fee

Media | 02/16/2018 4:27 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. will seek leave to appeal a recent CRTC decision on the...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift...

New CEO in at TVA Group after management shuffle

Media | 10/16/2017 12:19 pm EDT

TVA vice-president of programming, France Lauzière, has replaced Julie Tremblay as the president and CEO of Quebecor Inc.’s TVA Group, the company said in an Oct. 13 release. The same release announced Tremblay’s retirement from the role of president and CEO of TVA...

CRTC licence decision sent back to drawing board

Media | 08/14/2017 5:55 pm EDT

A controversial CRTC decision that creative groups said would negatively affect the production of Canadian content will be sent back to the CRTC for reconsideration by the federal cabinet, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly...

Martin Tremblay named Quebecor Sports and Entertainment COO

Media | 08/11/2017 10:31 am EDT

Quebecor Inc. has promoted its vice-president of public affairs, Martin Tremblay, to a new role as chief operating officer of its sports and entertainment group. In a press release Friday, the...

Strong wireless trend continues with Quebecor Q2

Media | 08/10/2017 5:09 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. continued the industry trend of steady gains in wireless this past quarter, with...

Don’t reconsider CRTC licence decision: Bell, Corus, Rogers

Media | 08/02/2017 3:58 pm EDT

The country’s biggest media companies are publicly firing back against...

Péladeau criticizes CRTC for TVA licence changes

Media | 07/21/2017 4:04 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau is chastising the CRTC for its May 15 decision involving...

Péladeau confirms he won’t bring change to Quebecor

Media | 03/15/2017 9:08 pm EDT

After analyst speculation about whether Quebecor Inc.’s returning CEO would affect the strategic direction of the company, Pierre Karl Péladeau confirmed on a conference...

Investor concerns about changes at Quebecor ‘overdone’: Huang

Media | 02/21/2017 6:50 pm EST

Some investors are worried about potential disruptions at Quebecor Inc. following the return of former CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau to the company, though such concern is overblown,...

Péladeau’s return to Quebecor shouldn’t affect business: analysts

Media | 02/16/2017 10:20 pm EST

The man who led Quebecor Inc. for 14 years but left to join provincial politics will return as head of the company Thursday, though despite the change in leadership, analysts expect...

Péladeau steps down as PQ leader

Media | 05/02/2016 7:46 pm EDT

Pierre Karl Péladeau announced Monday he is resigning as the leader of Quebec’s Parti Québécois, citing family reasons. Quebecor Inc. said in a press release following the announcement that it wouldn’t be commenting on the resignation. “Like all Quebecers, Quebecor's management has just learned of controlling shareholder Pierre Karl Péladeau's decision to retire from politics. We take note of his decision to devote himself to his family and extend our friendship and support under the circumstances,” the release said. Péladeau resigned as CEO of Quebecor in 2013, when he announced his intentions to run in the 2013 provincial election. He subsequently ran for leadership of the party, which he won in May 2015....

Péladeau says he still controls Quebecor: report

Media | 02/04/2015 8:30 pm EST

Pierre Karl Péladeau, the controlling shareholder at Quebecor Inc., who was elected a member of Quebec’s national assembly last year, said Wednesday he maintains control of the company, the Montreal Gazette reported....

Péladeau would put Quebecor shares in blind trust if leader: reports

Media | 10/08/2014 7:04 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.'s controlling shareholder Pierre Karl Péladeau said he'll put his holdings in the company in a blind trust if he becomes leader of the sovereigntist Parti...

Quebecor says it needs regulated roaming to become fourth carrier

telecom | 06/18/2014 9:14 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. said explicitly Wednesday that it intends to become Canada's "fourth wireless competitor," though it needs "a fair and competitive federally regulated roaming...

Brian Mulroney nominated as Quebecor chairman

Media | 05/29/2014 2:50 pm EDT

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney has been nominated to be chairman of Quebecor Inc.'s board of directors, according to a corporate filing the company made on Wednesday. Mulroney would replace Françoise Bertrand,...

Quebecor’s Robert Dépatie steps down, citing health

Media | 04/28/2014 9:14 pm EDT

Robert Dépatie, the president and CEO of Quebecor Inc. who succeeded Pierre Karl Péladeau when the media mogul stepped down in March 2013, is resigning his position due to health reasons, the company said in a press release. Pierre Dion, who since 2005 has been president and CEO of TVA Group Inc., Quebecor's broadcasting and magazine publishing arm, has been appointed to succeed Dépatie, the company said, adding that the changeover in leadership will come on May 30, 2014. “It is with deep regret that I announce my retirement after 13 wonderful years with Videotron and Quebecor,” Dépatie said in the statement. Dion was previously president and CEO at Reader’s Digest (Canada) Ltd. from 2001 to 2004....

‘It has an impact,’ CWTA’s Lord says of Telus exit

telecom | 03/18/2014 9:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Bernard Lord, CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, said that Telus Corp.’s decision to leave his group affects the association, though because of the way...

Péladeau’s politics will have little impact on Quebecor: Barclays

Media | 03/14/2014 3:48 pm EDT

Analysts from Barclays Capital said there is little risk to Quebecor Inc.’s businesses from former CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau’s candidacy for the sovereigntist Parti...

Péladeau’s PQ affiliation could affect Quebecor’s fortunes: experts

Media | 03/12/2014 7:03 pm EDT

Pierre Karl Péladeau’s decision to run for the sovereigntist Parti Québécois in the upcoming Quebec election could cause problems for the company he used to lead and of...

Pierre Karl Péladeau resigns after PQ announcement

Media | 03/10/2014 1:51 pm EDT

Pierre Karl Péladeau has resigned from a number of Quebecor Inc. board positions following news that he intends to run as candidate for the sovereigntist Parti Québécois in the upcoming provincial election in...