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ShavaTV piracy pair found in contempt of Ontario court

Media | 03/23/2021 5:57 pm EDT

Two people who had been allegedly selling subscriptions to pirated content under the name ShavaTV have been found in contempt of a court order telling them to knock it off. Imran Butt and Naeem Butt were ordered to stop pirating channels for their own TV service by an...

Bell’s Q2 profit plunges by 64 per cent

telecom | 08/06/2020 3:51 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s second quarter profit dropped to $294 million, a 64 per cent decrease on a year before, with the company attributing the drop to higher expenses, including $452 million of impairment charges related to some of Bell’s TV and radio properties.  The...

Bell files for trademark injunction against SkyChoice’s WiFibe

telecom | 07/08/2020 5:54 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has asked Federal Court to order a small Ontario telecom to stop using the name “WiFIBE” for its wireless fibre internet service. Bell argued in a claim filed Monday that SkyChoice...

Cogeco’s IPTV service in beta testing, but no start date

telecom | 01/15/2020 4:27 pm EST

There’s no firm timeframe for when Cogeco Inc. will roll out its new IPTV service, despite the cableco previously telling investors it would become available in 2019.  Cogeco’s CEO Phillipe...

Bell did unduly disadvantage TVA Sports: CRTC

Media | 12/19/2019 3:48 pm EST

The CRTC has ruled on two applications in which rivals BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc. accused each other of...

Broadcasters opposed to STB measurement system proposal

Media | 12/18/2019 6:12 pm EST

Several independent broadcasters have written to the CRTC to say the regulator shouldn’t grant a request by TV providers to change a rule forcing cable and IPTV services to hand over viewership...

Rovi’s STB suit an attempt to extract royalties, Videotron says

Media | 12/06/2019 11:49 am EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will argue in Federal Court later this month that a years-long legal battle over patent infringement levelled against its set-top box products is...

Keep dispute resolution rule in place for FibeTV, CRTC hears

Media | 11/19/2019 6:03 pm EST

A group representing independent broadcasters is telling the CRTC it should maintain the rules forcing BCE Inc. into a dispute resolution process over affiliation agreements for its FibeTV. The...

BDUs appeal new distant signal tariffs

Media | 11/12/2019 12:00 pm EST

The country’s largest TV service providers are appealing an increase in the over-the-air distant signal...

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...

MediaTube asking Supreme Court to review Bell Fibe case

telecom | 10/01/2019 5:44 pm EDT

Six years after first filing suit alleging BCE Inc. infringed on its patent...

CRTC has no jurisdiction over site-blocking request, big telecoms argue

Media | 09/26/2019 5:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc., Quebecor Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. are arguing in...

Helix will keep cord-cutters in Videotron ‘ecosystem,’ CEO says

Media | 08/27/2019 5:52 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron unveiled its new Helix platform...

Federal Court grants injunction against GoldTV 

telecom | 08/07/2019 6:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A Federal Court judge has granted an interim ban on what the big telecom companies are...

IPTV coming by December, Cogeco says

Media | 07/11/2019 4:21 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. will launch its new IPTV service in its entire Canadian footprint by the end of the calendar year, CEO Philippe Jetté said on a call with analysts Thursday.  “We are currently testing our IPTV platform and we are very enthusiastic about the advanced...

Another MediaTube appeal request against Bell denied

Media | 06/13/2019 1:36 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal request by MediaTube Corp. to present new evidence in a six-year-old patent infringement case brought against BCE Inc. Judge David Stratus agreed with Bell’s argument that...

TekSavvy launches IPTV service

Media | 02/01/2019 5:11 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is now offering IPTV in Chatham, Ont., and the service will become available in...

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...

English Canadian subs to OTT jumps to 65%: MTM

Media | 12/06/2018 1:17 pm EST

The number of English-speaking adults in Canada subscribing to over-the-top streaming services continues...

Helix to be ‘superior’ to Bell’s Fibe: Videotron CEO

telecom | 11/08/2018 5:48 pm EST

As CEO Manon Brouillette wrapped up her last quarterly results with Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron Thursday, she said two new offerings developed under her reign will set up the company to take on the competition, both big and small. Videotron is relying on its new...

Bell hits Videotron with $100M infringement suit

telecom | 11/07/2018 12:35 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s Bell Media is suing Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron for copyright and trademark infringement...

Distributel goes with MobiTV for IPTV

telecom | 11/06/2018 10:42 am EST

Distributel Communications Ltd. is partnering with MobiTV Inc. to deliver its IPTV service, it said...

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...

Rogers plans to advance Ignite at ‘thoughtful pace’ to replace legacy systems  

telecom | 10/19/2018 6:42 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. top brass say they expect to see enough...

SaskTel now offers IPTV service

Media | 08/22/2018 5:58 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. (SaskTel) announced the launch of a new TV service using Ericsson AB’s MediaFirst-powered IPTV platform in a press release on Wednesday. Dubbed the maxTV Stream, according to the...

Cogeco bucks the cableco X1 trend with MediaFirst pick

telecom | 08/14/2018 6:28 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is going with MediaFirst for its first IPTV platform, a move...

Bell targeting more rural markets with fixed wireless expansion

telecom | 08/02/2018 4:58 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will grow its presence in the fixed wireless space to 30...

Broadcast revenue bleeding got worse in 2017: CRTC

Media | 07/09/2018 8:30 pm EDT

According to the latest data from the CRTC, the Canadian broadcasting and broadcast distribution...

Live TV streaming services opportunity for Corus, CEO says

Media | 06/13/2018 5:30 pm EDT

U.S.-based video services like Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube TV and Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Channels are “looking hard at Canada right now,” said Corus Entertainment Inc. CEO Doug Murphy at a telecom and media investors conference on Wednesday. “They're going to go...

Rogers IPTV service live to certain Ont. customers

telecom | 06/11/2018 6:14 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. confirmed on Monday it started a targeted roll out of its Ignite TV IPTV service to select customers in Ontario. While Rogers initially planned on developing its own platform, that system was...

26% of Canadians access pirated content, new report shows

Media | 05/30/2018 6:16 pm EDT

A government-commissioned report is shedding light on the extent of...

CraveTV price increases to help make up for advertising pressure: analyst

Media | 05/25/2018 3:53 pm EDT

Increasing prices for BCE Inc.’s CraveTV will help improve the...

Filipino company asks for set-top box sale shutdown in Ontario

Media | 05/14/2018 4:49 pm EDT

A media company from the Philippines is asking a Canadian court to put an...

Videotron says cord-cutting stable, eying IPTV to grow TV ARPU

Media | 05/09/2018 1:37 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said it won’t force the migration of its cable customers to its new IPTV product, though it expects the new service to grow its television average revenue per user (ARPU), Videotron CEO Manon Brouillette said Tuesday. “We are not going to...

Freedom on new, ‘sustainable’ trajectory after record sub adds: Shaw

telecom | 04/12/2018 4:46 pm EDT

On the heels of record wireless subscriber growth in its second quarter,...

In telecoms’ year-end, cord-cutting slows, wireline grows

Media | 03/21/2018 12:14 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly-traded telecoms lost fewer TV subscribers in 2017 than...

Radio-Canada asks broadcasters ‘to pool our strengths’ on OTT, content

Media | 03/16/2018 10:02 am EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada is in negotiations over opening up its French-language...

Videotron ‘full speed’ ahead on IPTV: Brouillette

Media | 03/14/2018 5:27 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is working on deploying its new IPTV service as quickly as possible, Manon...

Anglophone TV subs down slightly to 73%: MTM

Media | 03/09/2018 4:54 pm EST

The percentage of anglophones subscribing to TV service fell to 73 per cent in 2017 from 75 per cent a year earlier, according to the latest numbers from CBC/Radio-Canada’s Media Technology Monitor (MTM) project. Continuing...

As TiVo targets Telus, three telecoms now all fighting TV patent claims

telecom | 02/05/2018 5:37 pm EST

Telus Corp. is now the third Canadian telecom to be sued by TiVo Corp. over...

Bell, Telus sign on to Ericsson’s TV platform

Media | 01/19/2018 2:53 pm EST

BCE Inc. said Thursday it has signed a deal with Ericsson AB to use its TV platform, following a similar...

Bell mulling advantages in prepaid wireless segment: CFO

telecom | 11/16/2017 4:35 pm EST

When it comes to the wireless industry’s torrid run of late, much of the...

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...

Telus revenue, profit up 4 per cent each

telecom | 11/09/2017 7:52 pm EST

Telus Corp. reported revenue of $3.36 billion, up four per cent from the same quarter last year, in its third-quarter results released Thursday, while net income also increased 4.2 per cent to $370 million over that time....

Bell’s $166M AlarmForce acquisition small but strategic buy: analysts

telecom | 11/07/2017 11:42 am EST

BCE Inc. is making a bigger play for the home-security arena with the $166...

Bell needs to do more with ad tech, CEO says

Media | 11/02/2017 3:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. CEO George Cope said the company needs to do a better job of finding opportunities in emerging advertising technology, as the company seeks additional revenue growth...

Distributel buying Zazeen, adds to exec team

Media | 11/02/2017 2:45 pm EDT

Distributel Communications Inc. has received the OK from the CRTC to acquire IPTV service...

Freedom set to support older iPhones with spectrum rejig, deployment

telecom | 10/26/2017 5:37 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it would move to redeploy existing spectrum in addition to deploying new spectrum to allow it to support older Apple Inc....

Rogers, Shaw indicate different plans for IPTV, internet bundling

Media | 10/20/2017 5:14 pm EDT

On the final day of the CRTC’s broadcast distribution licence hearing,...

Look at high cost of à la carte channels, PIAC tells CRTC

Media | 10/17/2017 8:16 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — There are still some problems with the implementation...

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...

BlueSky patent infringement suit dropped

telecom | 08/21/2017 4:08 pm EDT

A Swiss corporation and its subsidiaries have dropped a patent infringement case against Shaw...

Cord-cutting trend slows in first half of year: Boon Dog

telecom | 08/14/2017 2:23 pm EDT

Fewer people cut their TV subscriptions in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, according to new research by research and consulting firm Boon Dog Professional Services...

23% of Canadians say they’re likely to cut the cord: MTM

Media | 08/10/2017 4:23 pm EDT

The percentage of Canadians who reported being either likely or very likely to get rid of their TV service stood at 23 per cent in the spring of this year, according to a Media Technology Monitor...

Bell subs feel impact of ‘aggressive’ cable competition in Q2

telecom | 08/03/2017 2:22 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is hoping the second half of the year results in a boost for its...

BDU revenue losses accelerate to 2.1%: CRTC

Media | 07/27/2017 5:10 pm EDT

Canadian TV providers’ revenues dropped 2.1 per cent in 2016 — a marked increase from the 0.1 per...

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise division

Media | 07/20/2017 5:16 pm EDT

Joe Natale, president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., reiterated his focus on the customer experience after the release of the company’s second-quarter earnings Thursday, suggesting it will be part of a formula that can help drive its postpaid wireless churn rate...

Cogeco reports higher revenues and profit in Q3

Media | 07/14/2017 3:11 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. reported stronger revenues and profits for its fiscal third quarter, the first earnings...

Plan comes together for TV subs boost in Shaw Q3: Mehr

telecom | 06/28/2017 2:26 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s increased TV and Internet subscription numbers...

New TV, streaming offerings eyed to help stem piracy

Media | 06/06/2017 3:26 pm EDT

TORONTO — Products like new streaming TV services and sports-focused TV-everywhere offerings will help...

NorthVu drops Bell IPTV patent case

Media | 05/31/2017 5:05 pm EDT

NorthVu Inc. has abandoned an appeal it filed with MediaTube Corp. in a dispute with BCE Inc. NorthVu filed a notice of discontinuance on May 23 in an appeal the two parties launched in February, against a January Federal...

CRTC calls for radio, BDU licence renewal applications

telecom | 05/31/2017 1:36 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking for holders of both radio and cable and IPTV broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) licences that expire on Aug. 31, 2018 to apply to renew their licences. The commission said in two separate notices of consultation that licensees must either submit renewal applications or let the commission know they don’t want to renew by Aug. 31 this year. ...

Alt TV managed service, doesn’t violate CRTC rules: Cope

Media | 05/15/2017 5:45 pm EDT

MONTREAL — BCE Inc. has launched a new TV product hoping to appeal to a segment of the market that’s less likely to subscribe to...

Former Videotron customers returning from Bell: Brouillette

Media | 05/12/2017 9:53 am EDT

Manon Brouillette, president of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, downplayed the effect that BCE Inc.’s recent move to deploy fibre-to-the-home...

Bell to launch new TV service to combat cord-cutting

Media | 04/26/2017 7:04 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will introduce a new television service aimed at customers who have been turning away from traditional TV to online alternatives, president and CEO George Cope said on a conference call with analysts discussing the...

Telus intros $20, no contract IPTV service

Media | 04/21/2017 7:13 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has quietly launched an IPTV service that will allow subscribers to watch live TV and on-demand content for $20 a month with no contract. The box itself, which is powered by Alphabet Inc.’s Android,...

Anglophone TV subs drop to 75 per cent: MTM

Media | 04/12/2017 5:41 pm EDT

Analog and digital cable’s share of the TV market declined from 40 per cent to 36 per cent in 2016, while IPTV subscriptions picked up among English-speaking Canadians, according to new research from Media Technology Monitor...

5G wireless substitution ‘not in the cards,’ says Cogeco’s Audet

Media | 04/07/2017 8:14 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. CEO Louis Audet said Friday that he’s not concerned about customers substituting wireline Internet service with wireless with the advent of 5G, and that the company...

Quebec approves class action over Fibe advertising

telecom | 04/05/2017 9:15 pm EDT

The Quebec Superior Court has approved a class-action lawsuit against BCE Inc. for allegedly misrepresenting the type of connections customers receive when subscribing to its Fibe services. The representative plaintiff,...

Shaw expands BlueSky availability, marketing

Media | 04/05/2017 6:06 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. has made its new IPTV platform available across Western Canada and will launch an “extensive mass marketing campaign” to promote the service, it said in a press release. Earlier this...

Too soon to see benefits of BlueSky TV: Barclays

Media | 04/03/2017 4:37 pm EDT

Despite being well received in some western markets, it’s too early to determine how Shaw Communications Inc.’s BlueSky TV is working out for the company, according to Barclays Capital. “We expect it will take more time before we see the benefits of the new TV platform on [average revenue per user] and churn, as it will require greater consumer awareness and deeper penetration of the product,” analyst Phillip Huang said in a Monday note. Shaw launched its IPTV platform, which is based on Comcast Corp.’s X1 platform, in Calgary in...

TV subscriber losses steady, wireless adds at record high in 2016

telecom | 03/16/2017 9:10 pm EDT

Following a year in which cord-cutting increased sharply, the trend seems to have levelled out somewhat in 2016, with Canada’s publicly traded telecoms losing 220,990 TV subscribers, compared to...

Patent infringement claim made against Shaw’s BlueSky TV

Media | 02/28/2017 5:27 pm EST

A Swiss corporation and two of its subsidiaries are alleging that Shaw Communications Inc.’s new IPTV service is infringing on a handful of its patents, according to a statement of claim...

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...

Appeal filed in Bell IPTV case

Media | 02/07/2017 9:09 pm EST

A lengthy legal battle between BCE Inc. and two companies that claim Bell infringed on their IPTV patent has been extended, one month after a Federal Court judge dismissed the case. MediaTube Corp. and NorthVu...

Natale to take Rogers’ top job in July: interim CEO

Media | 01/26/2017 6:56 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. incoming president and CEO Joe Natale will take the helm in July, the company announced as it reported fourth-quarter numbers that showed continuing growth in data usage among its wireless customers. The announcement was made by interim CEO Alan Horn on the company’s fourth quarter conference call with analysts Thursday morning. Rogers didn’t previously specify when Natale would start or whether he was being held up by a non-compete restriction from Telus Corp. However, following the surprise departure of CEO Guy...

Shaw launches IPTV platform

telecom | 01/11/2017 11:40 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has made its IPTV service, called BlueSky, available in Calgary, and plans to launch it in additional markets “in the coming months.” The IPTV service runs the same X1 platform from Comcast Corp. that Rogers Communications...

Jay Thomson to head CCSA

telecom | 01/10/2017 9:31 pm EST

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has named Jay Thomson as its new CEO. Thomson, who is currently the vice-president of broadcasting policy and regulatory affairs for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), will start effective Feb. 1, 2017, the CCSA said in a press...

Federal Court tosses patent suit against Bell for IPTV technology

Media | 01/06/2017 9:42 pm EST

What began more than three years ago as a $350-million claim of patent infringement against BCE Inc. devolved into a pale imitation of its former self and will lead to...

Rogers killing of in-house IPTV good move in long term, analysts say

Media | 12/16/2016 8:33 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. has abandoned the development of its own IPTV platform and will instead launch an IPTV service using a platform from Comcast Corp., a plan analysts...

Bell targets second small IPTV provider over copyright claim

Media | 12/13/2016 7:28 pm EST

Zazeen Inc. is facing legal action from BCE Inc. over its Internet protocol TV (IPTV) service, with the incumbent calling the small provider’s service copyright infringement. In...

Telus launches 4K Netflix set-top viewing

Media | 11/07/2016 6:50 pm EST

Telus Corp. announced Monday that is making Netflix Inc.’s app available on its Optik 4K set-top box, allowing subscribers to stream Netflix in 4K resolution. “4K is the ultimate way to immerse yourself...

MTS looking for savings as it awaits Bell takeover

Media | 11/03/2016 8:32 pm EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. will cut about 80 jobs to save about $7 million following a voluntary workforce reduction program “for certain employees who are not in customer-facing roles,” the company announced...

Bell announces 1M+ Crave TV subs, Fibe on Apple TV

telecom | 11/03/2016 6:56 pm EDT

BCE Inc. reported Thursday that its over-the-top (OTT) product Crave TV has surpassed one million subscribers, as it announced its Internet protocol TV (IPTV) service Fibe TV is getting distribution...

Low skinny basic take-up result of content-hungry consumers: Cope

telecom | 09/20/2016 10:12 pm EDT

Adoption of skinny-basic television has been low because consumers demand more content, BCE Inc. president and CEO George Cope told an investors’ conference on Tuesday. “Subscriptions for [skinny basic] have probably met our expectations. It’s been fairly low, but that’s because of the desire of the consumer for [enormous amounts] of content now, so it’s really what’s in it,” Cope told Goldman analyst Jiorden Sanchez at the investment bank’s...

Wireline competition, pick-and-pay could pressure telecoms in 2017: Canaccord

telecom | 09/20/2016 3:46 pm EDT

Certain events leading into 2017 could spell increased pressure on telecommunications companies, but there’s “not much to be excited about” otherwise, according to Canaccord Genuity....

CCSA board responds to wrongful dismissal suit

telecom | 09/19/2016 8:05 pm EDT

The former CEO of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) could not have been wrongfully dismissed since her employment contract was already up, the board of directors argued in court documents responding to a lawsuit by Alyson...

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...

Bell releases ultra high-def PVR

Media | 08/29/2016 4:50 pm EDT

BCE Inc. customers can now take advantage of the “world’s first fully wireless [Internet protocol TV] service,” the company said Monday. In a press release, Bell said a wireless 4K Whole Home PVR was...

10% confused over definition of OTT: MTM

Media | 08/19/2016 8:19 pm EDT

Confusion over what qualifies as watching TV online has led Media Technology Monitor to revise some previously reported data about over-the-top (OTT) services. In a Thursday report, the CBC/Radio-Canada research project said about 10 per cent of English-speaking Canadians, especially those over the age of 50, “still stated they don’t watch online TV during our survey, even after being prompted that OTT services are a form of online television.” The recent discovery led MTM to revise numbers dating back to 2013, it said, adding that the “most...

Dan Beer named You.i TV COO

Media | 08/19/2016 7:13 pm EDT

Burgeoning Ottawa-based TV app maker You.i TV has hired its first chief operating officer, the company announced this week. In a Tuesday press release, the company said Dan Beer’s appointment was made “in order to fuel the company’s continued rapid growth and...

Some Internet tier upgrades due to bandwidth, not speed: Cope

telecom | 08/04/2016 10:08 pm EDT

Some subscribers are climbing Internet service tiers not necessarily for increased speed, but to obtain unlimited bandwidth, George Cope, BCE Inc.’s president and chief executive officer,...

Telecoms’ TV revenues declined last year: CRTC

Media | 07/12/2016 9:01 pm EDT

The television distribution revenues reported by Canada’s telecommunications companies have fallen for the first time in a decade, driven by a decline in satellite subscribers. Numbers released by the...

Bell, MTS promote investment ahead of acquisition approval

telecom | 07/07/2016 7:03 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. announced another feature of their proposed merger Thursday morning in Manitoba. As part of the promised $1 billion investment...

CCSA sued for wrongful dismissal after Townsend departure

telecom | 07/07/2016 6:05 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) is facing a lawsuit from former president and CEO Alyson Townsend, who is accusing the organization of wrongful dismissal. In a statement of claim filed in...

MTS shareholders back Bell acquisition

telecom | 06/23/2016 4:25 pm EDT

The shareholders of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. have nearly unanimously approved its acquisition by BCE Inc. Of the just over 43 million votes cast, 99.66 per cent were in favour of the acquisition, according to...

Companies seeking injunction for Bell’s IPTV technology

telecom | 06/20/2016 9:08 pm EDT

Whether a patent encompasses technology used by BCE Inc.’s IPTV service will be a central issue as a patent case two-plus years in the making gets its date in court Tuesday....

Rogers shows off IPTV service to investors

Media | 06/17/2016 8:14 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. unveiled its new IPTV service to investors Thursday, according to analysts’ notes, though company spokesman Aaron Lazarus declined to comment Friday. Canaccord Genuity analyst...

CCSA president Alyson Townsend leaves post

telecom | 06/15/2016 3:26 pm EDT

Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) president and CEO Alyson Townsend has left the organization, vice-president of corporate and regulatory Chris Edwards confirmed Wednesday. Jenny Bosien, CCSA’s finance director, has stepped in as interim CEO, Edwards said over the phone. Edwards could not confirm the date when Townsend left the position she has held for at least a decade, but said it was “within the last two weeks.” A search for a new CEO will be conducted, Edwards said, but did not have a timeline for putting a new permanent CEO in place....