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Quebecor Q1 revenues soar following Freedom takeover

Media | 05/09/2024 8:27 pm EDT

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysQuebecor Inc. reported a robust increase in revenues and profits for the first quarter of 2024, driven largely by its acquisition of Freedom Mobile last year. The telecom company discussed its financial results during a conference call on Thursday. For the three months...

Bell tells CRTC to dismiss Quebecor complaint due to lack of legal grounds and unjustified demands

telecom | 01/23/2024 5:32 pm EST

Bell tells CRTC to dismiss Quebecor complaint due to lack of legal grounds and unjustified demandsQuebecor Inc.'s Part 1 application to the CRTC for retroactive roaming rates on BCE Inc.’s network has been met with staunch opposition from Bell, as the telecommunications...

Freedom launches new roaming plan covering 73 destinations

telecom | 11/21/2023 5:27 pm EST

Freedom launches new roaming plan covering 73 destinationsQuebecor Inc.’s Freedom Mobile announced its new roaming plan, Roam...

Bell blames Videotron for shuttering of Vrak channel

Media | 08/18/2023 4:14 pm EDT

Bell blames Videotron for shuttering of Vrak channelBCE Inc. has announced it is closing its Vrak Channel and is laying the blame squarely at the feet of...

Rogers reviewing CRTC decision to choose Quebecor MVNO rates

telecom | 07/26/2023 6:30 pm EDT

Rogers requests extension for Wireless Code changesRogers Communications Inc. will be reviewing the impact of the CRTC’s...

CRTC’s choice of Quebecor MVNO rates comes as no surprise: Analysts

telecom | 07/25/2023 4:51 pm EDT

CRTC’s choice of Quebecor MVNO rates comes as no surprise: AnalystsIndustry analysts said it is no surprise that the CRTC selected Quebecor...

TVA changes mind about cutting weekend newscasts

Media | 06/21/2023 8:54 am EDT

44.5% of under-30 households don’t have TV: reportQuebecor Inc. has reversed itself and will not be suspending TVA’s newscasts in Quebec City on weekends as it had previously planned. The company informed the CRTC about the move Tuesday. “While other broadcasters are simply closing down stations and walking away from...

Quebecor launches Freedom’s first nationwide plan

telecom | 05/25/2023 4:05 pm EDT

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysIn its first major promotion since acquiring Freedom Mobile from Shaw Communications, Quebecor Inc. has...

CRTC must implement a reasonable test for FTTP rates: Péladeau

telecom | 05/11/2023 5:44 pm EDT

On Rogers-Shaw, Champagne faces policy choiceThe CRTC “must implement a reasonable test” for fibre-to-the-premise...

CRTC lays out Online Streaming Act timeline, PKP calls for flexibility

Internet and Governance | 05/08/2023 5:54 pm EDT

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysOn the day the CRTC released its timeline for the public consultations that...

Rogers-Shaw, Freedom-Quebecor deals finally closed

telecom | 04/03/2023 3:56 pm EDT

Rogers-Shaw, Freedom-Quebecor deals finally closedAfter a two-year struggle, Rogers Communications Inc. has successfully completed its takeover of Shaw...

Quebec court will hear Quebecor’s case for damages in pole access fight with Bell

telecom | 03/31/2023 4:54 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The Quebec Superior Court has rejected a request...

UPDATED: Champagne blesses Rogers-Shaw wedding; critics bemoan ‘dark day’

telecom | 03/31/2023 9:11 am EDT

BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networksOTTAWA–Innovation, Science and Industry Minister...

Shaw defends off-tariff agreements, Telus calls for review in TekSavvy complaint 

telecom | 02/23/2023 12:11 pm EST

Quebecor spectrum sale has 'broad implications': BarclaysShaw Communications Inc. has argued that the type of off-tariff-agreement (OTA) that its hopeful future owner Rogers Communications Inc. has agreed to enter into with Quebecor...

CRTC denies Videotron application for arbitration with Bell

telecom | 02/21/2023 2:16 pm EST

CRTC denies Videotron application for arbitration with BellThe CRTC has denied an application by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron unit...

Deadline for Shaw-Videotron deal extended, yet again

telecom | 02/17/2023 1:27 pm EST

Quebecor spectrum sale has 'broad implications': BarclaysFor the fourth time, the deadline for the proposed merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Rogers, Shaw, and Quebecor extend their deadline once again

telecom | 01/30/2023 4:02 pm EST

Quebecor spectrum sale has 'broad implications': BarclaysThe three companies at the center of one of the biggest mergers in Canadian...

Telecoms file arguments in Competition Bureau appeal of Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 01/18/2023 7:31 pm EST

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionAll eyes in the telecom world will be focused on the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) next Tuesday when it hears the appeal from the Commissioner of Competition over the proposed...

Quebec hotel company keeps exempt BDU status, despite protests of Quebecor and Bell

Media | 01/04/2023 4:47 pm EST

44.5% of under-30 households don’t have TV: reportThe CRTC has denied Quebecor Inc.’s request to sanction Coopérative de...

Quebec court orders Videotron reconnections

telecom | 12/22/2022 3:42 pm EST

Videotron asks for extension on Unlimited Music finaleThe Superior Court of Quebec has ordered Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to connect a number of different...

Rogers presents experts as Tribunal hearings edge toward end

telecom | 12/02/2022 2:54 pm EST

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionA retired Queen's University economics professor believes that the CRTC has...

Bell accuses Videotron of not paying 911 fees

telecom | 12/01/2022 4:55 pm EST

Bell accuses Videotron of not paying 911 feesBCE Inc. subsidiary Bell Canada is accusing Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron division of reneging on its...

Videotron takeover of Freedom “dream scenario”, Tribunal hears

telecom | 11/22/2022 7:46 am EST

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysThe takeover of Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile unit by...

Freedom stronger under Shaw than Videotron, Tribunal hears

telecom | 11/16/2022 1:26 pm EST

Freedom opening in Eastern Ontario marketsFreedom Mobile is less likely to be a strong national player under Quebecor Inc. than it was under Shaw Communications Inc. control, an economics professor told the Competition Tribunal Tuesday. Nathan Miller of Georgetown University was testifying in opposition to the...

Eyes turn to tribunal hearing as mediation fails in Rogers-Shaw merger

telecom | 10/28/2022 3:05 pm EDT

Quebecor spectrum sale has 'broad implications': BarclaysTwo events this past week – Innovation Minister François-Philippe...

PIAC and Telus support Bell’s review and vary over wholesale roaming services, Videotron disagrees

telecom | 10/07/2022 3:32 pm EDT

PIAC and Telus support Bell’s review and vary over wholesale roaming services, Videotron disagreesThe Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Telus Corp. are calling on the CRTC to accept BCE Inc.’s request for a Part 1 review and vary on a May 22 letter over wholesale...

CRTC seeking comment about removal of advertising limits

Media | 10/06/2022 2:14 pm EDT

CRTC seeking comment about removal of advertising limitsThe CRTC is seeking comments on whether or not it should allow Quebecor...

BREAKING: Bell to acquire Distributel

telecom | 09/02/2022 4:00 pm EDT

BREAKING: Bell to acquire DistributelIn the latest in a series of acquisitions in the ISP sector this year, BCE Inc. is seeking to acquire one...

Rogers buys itself one-year extension with bondholders to close Shaw deal

telecom | 09/01/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Rogers buys itself one-year extension with bondholders to close Shaw dealRogers Communications Inc. has more time to close its acquisition deal with...

Bell tries again to stop Videotron’s ‘permanent roaming’

telecom | 08/30/2022 4:56 pm EDT

Bell tries again to stop Videotron's 'permanent roaming'BCE Inc. has filed a review and vary application seeking to overturn a May...

Quebecor inks agreement to buy Shaw’s Freedom Mobile

telecom | 08/12/2022 4:33 pm EDT

Freedom opening in Eastern Ontario marketsQuebecor Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Shaw Communications Inc....

VMedia purchase will sweeten Freedom deal for regulators: Quebecor’s PKP

Media | 08/04/2022 5:37 pm EDT

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysQuebecor Inc.’s president and CEO has said the company’s recent purchase of VMedia Inc. will put it in a position to bundle services and convince the regulators that its...

Quebecor’s acquisition of VMedia exciting for competition says co-founder, CNOC

Media | 07/28/2022 5:38 pm EDT

Quebecor's acquisition of VMedia exciting for competition says co-founder, CNOCVMedia Inc. can expand its national footprint with...

Quebec hotel company asks CRTC to mandate negotiations with Bell

Media | 07/11/2022 5:43 pm EDT

Quebec hotel company asks CRTC to mandate negotiations with BellA Quebec-based hotel accused of copyright infringement is asking the CRTC...

Quebecor wants to make its case for Freedom divestiture to Competition Tribunal

telecom | 07/08/2022 2:15 pm EDT

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysQuebecor Inc. is asking the Competition Tribunal for permission to...

Court finds Videotron did not violate Rovi patents

Media | 06/27/2022 4:26 pm EDT

Videotron asks for extension on Unlimited Music finaleThe Federal Court dismissed a digital entertainment company’s lawsuit alleging that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron infringed on its interactive television program guide (IPG) patents because the technology is part of the common knowledge of a skilled person. The court also...

Lack of network sharing arrangement “notable” in Quebecor Freedom deal: analyst

telecom | 06/20/2022 5:34 pm EDT

Freedom opening in Eastern Ontario marketsThe biggest piece of Friday night's blockbuster...

Quebecor to buy Freedom Mobile for $2.85b

telecom | 06/18/2022 9:35 am EDT

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysIn a development that may pave the way for the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

Punish hotel broadcaster who infringed on copyright: Bell tells CRTC

Media | 06/07/2022 3:31 pm EDT

44.5% of under-30 households don’t have TV: reportBCE Inc. is supporting a Quebecor Inc. application for the CRTC to revoke...

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau says

telecom | 06/01/2022 4:06 pm EDT

Videotron still actively pursuing Freedom Wireless, Péladeau saysOTTAWA–Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron service is still eager to buy Freedom...

CRTC dismisses Bell complaint that Videotron Vrai HVOD service violates regulations

Media | 05/30/2022 4:53 pm EDT

CRTC dismisses Bell complaint that Videotron Vrai HVOD service violates regulationsThe CRTC has found that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron did not contravene its...

CRTC denies Bell application on Videotron roaming

telecom | 05/27/2022 3:52 pm EDT

CRTC denies Bell application on Videotron roamingBCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility Inc. has lost an application before the CRTC about Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionAs the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw...

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

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

Quebecor threatens legal action if MVNOs are mandatedQuebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said “there's no reason at this...

“A very strong opening” to Shaw-Rogers Competition Tribunal proceeding: former Competition Bureau advisor

Media | 05/12/2022 5:49 pm EDT

"A very strong opening" to Shaw-Rogers Competition Tribunal proceeding: former Competition Bureau advisorThe recent move by Canada's competition watchdog to block the pending acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc by Rogers Communications Inc. shows that the bureau is "aiming...

Quebecor asks CRTC to punish hotel broadcasters

Media | 05/06/2022 2:53 pm EDT

44.5% of under-30 households don’t have TV: reportIn the wake of a Federal Court ruling that determined a trio of companies that had established a private...

Little support for CRTC forbearance policy review following Part 1 application

telecom | 04/12/2022 3:53 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsThe Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) is the only...

CRTC sides with regional wireless carriers in roaming decision

telecom | 04/06/2022 6:24 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsThe CRTC mostly accepted the arguments of small wireless carriers against...

CRTC seeks to clarify Wireless Code after Quebecor files cancellation fee complaint against big 3

telecom | 04/05/2022 5:11 pm EDT

Providers stirred up by ‘premature’ anti-spoofing system deadlineThe CRTC issued a show cause proceeding and call for comments on its Wireless Code after it determined that a section of the code was “ambiguous and requires...

Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for Freedom

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

Quebecor cautions regulators on Globalive bid for FreedomAsked if the odds of Quebecor Inc. purchasing Shaw Communications Inc.'s...

Quebecor targeting both MVNOs and Shaw assets for wireless roll out 

Media | 02/24/2022 6:04 pm EST

Quebecor threatens legal action if MVNOs are mandatedQuebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said that while his company is...

Quebecor provides no justification or rationale in Vrai pricing dispute: Bell

Media | 02/24/2022 2:58 pm EST

Videotron asks for extension on Unlimited Music finaleBCE Inc. is arguing to the CRTC that Quebecor Inc. provided no...

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

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

Videotron asks for extension on Unlimited Music finaleQuebecor Inc. wants BCE Inc.’s request to mandate that Videotron...

PIAC, Quebecor, music sector, all oppose Stingray financial relief proposal

Media | 02/01/2022 5:08 pm EST

Stingray Music hits 2M downloadsQuebecor Inc., organizations supporting Canada music and radio sector, as...

Quebecor’s Vrai VOD service violates CRTC regs: Bell

Media | 02/01/2022 5:04 pm EST

44.5% of under-30 households don’t have TV: reportThe CRTC has opened a proceeding in response to a BCE Inc. November...

Class-action will not shrink despite Videotron arbitration clause, court rules

telecom | 01/31/2022 6:20 pm EST

Class-action will not shrink despite Videotron arbitration clause, court rulesThe Superior Court of Quebec denied an application by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron to exclude from a class-action group any companies that signed an arbitration clause with the...

Quebec Ag. Commission to reconsider decision to reject Quebecor build

telecom | 01/21/2022 6:15 pm EST

Quebec Ag. Commission to reconsider decision to reject Quebecor buildThe Commission for the Protection of Quebec’s Agricultural Territory will...

Revenues dropped in 2020, EBITDA margins increased in 2020: CRTC CMR report

telecom | 12/15/2021 6:00 pm EST

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsOverall, telecommunications companies pulled in some $53.4 billion in 2020,...

Rogers, Quebecor, Cogeco lag behind in pandemic pick up: analyst

telecom | 12/02/2021 5:48 pm EST

Rogers aims to improve churn, ‘reset’ enterprise divisionOf Canada’s big three telecom companies, Rogers Communications Inc. is...

Quebecor sells its westward expansion

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

Quebecor sells its westward expansionMISSISSAUGA - On the second day of the Canadian Telecom Summit, Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau...

Quebecor to rollout wireless despite challenges

telecom | 11/04/2021 4:40 pm EDT

Quebecor to rollout wireless despite challengesQuebecor Inc. will move ahead with its rollout of wireless service in western Canada despite challenges from incumbent carriers. This was the main message as the firm released its results for the third quarter.  "It is not next week, not next month, but we're ready to...

Quebecor’s spectrum winnings an ‘unfair cost advantage,’ Telus tells Federal Court

Media | 10/19/2021 7:16 pm EDT

Quebecor's spectrum winnings an 'unfair cost advantage,' Telus tells Federal CourtA Federal Court injunction stopping the Department...

Man fined $40,000 for selling set-top boxes

Media | 09/30/2021 4:49 pm EDT

Canadians split between traditional, online viewing: MTMA federal court judge has fined a pre-loaded set top box seller $40,000 for being in contempt of an...

Telecom unions want govt. action on jobs outsourcing

telecom | 09/03/2021 4:33 pm EDT

Two telecommunication workers’ unions, Unifor and the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE), have partnered up to demand the federal government step in to minimize the outsourcing of Canadian jobs overseas in the telecom...

TekSavvy takes GoldTV site-blocking fight to Supreme Court

Media | 08/26/2021 6:11 pm EDT

Telecoms’ site-blocking court request ‘draconian,’ TekSavvy arguesAfter Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order survived an appeal from...

Videotron waives long-distance fees to Haiti, Afghanistan in response to international crises

telecom | 08/18/2021 4:01 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is suspending its long-distance charges for all calls from Canada to Haiti, where a recent earthquake has left many residents homeless, and to...

Federal Court orders content pirates to pay millions to Bell, Rogers, Videotron

Media | 08/11/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Canadians split between traditional, online viewing: MTMA Federal Court judge ordered three pirate TV services to pay more than $29...

Quebecor calls for swift news media compensation legislation

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

Quebecor calls for swift news media compensation legislationQuebecor Inc.’s president and CEO is renewing calls for the federal...

Eyes on Quebecor following 3500 MHz auction

telecom | 07/30/2021 6:25 pm EDT

Eyes on Quebecor following 3500 MHz auctionAs the dust settles on the results of the 3,500 MHz auction announced Thursday, much of the initial...

Court of appeal dismisses Quebecor challenge in TVA Sports fight with Bell

telecom | 07/30/2021 10:49 am EDT

Court of appeal dismisses Quebecor challenge in TVA Sports fight with BellThe Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by Quebecor Inc. to overturn a CRTC decision that ordered the company to continue to provide its TVA Sports broadcast to...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group...

PIAC says no to permanent roaming test, Telus wants new definition

telecom | 07/05/2021 5:37 pm EDT

Resistance to tower builds shows need to ‘rethink’ consultations: MPTelus Corp. wants the CRTC to set an industry-wide definition of...

GoldTV blocking order survives TekSavvy appeal

Media | 05/26/2021 6:41 pm EDT

Telecoms’ site-blocking court request ‘draconian,’ TekSavvy arguesThe Federal Court of Appeal has allowed Canada's first-ever site-blocking court order to stand,...

Quebecor “pleased” with CRTC MVNO decision

telecom | 05/13/2021 6:10 pm EDT

Quebecor threatens legal action if MVNOs are mandatedQuebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau added his voice to a chorus of...

CRTC seeks to penalize Bell for support structure access delays

telecom | 04/16/2021 3:43 pm EDT

CRTC seeks to penalize Bell for support structure access delaysThe CRTC has floated the idea of penalizing BCE Inc. after Quebecor Inc. filed a Part 1 complaint with the regulator claiming that by delaying access to its support structures, Bell was granting itself an undue preference, in violation of the Telecommunications Act. In...

CRTC rejects incumbent request to expand Internet Code

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:05 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsThe CRTC has rejected a request from a number of large facilities-based...

Videotron buys Cablovision Warwick

telecom | 04/01/2021 3:04 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.'s Videtron has acquired wireless, TV, home phone, and cellular company Cablovision Warwick Inc., which has been operating in the Centre-du-Quebec region for almost 50 years.  Videotron CEO Jean-François Pruneau...

Quebecor would buy Freedom, but only with spectrum: PKP

telecom | 03/31/2021 6:21 pm EDT

Quebecor threatens legal action if MVNOs are mandatedQuebecor Inc. has indicated that, should the Competition Bureau force...

Bell not sweating over Rogers-Shaw deal: CFO

telecom | 03/24/2021 5:41 pm EDT

Bell not sweating over Rogers-Shaw deal: CFODespite the uncertainty surrounding the potential impacts of Rogers Communications Inc. acquiring Shaw...

Helped by Fizz, Quebecor reports strong Q4 earnings

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

Helped by Fizz, Quebecor reports strong Q4 earningsQuebecor Inc. has continued to grow its revenues in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to...

Court certifies TVA Sports class action

Media | 01/14/2021 5:54 pm EST

Quebec’s Superior Court has certified a class action lawsuit on behalf of BCE Inc. TV subscribers who lost access to Quebecor Inc.’s TVA Sports after Quebecor cut the signal in the spring of 2019.  La Presse reported...

Quebec ISPs say Bell approach to pole access still ‘anti-competitive’

telecom | 11/25/2020 3:22 pm EST

A trio of Quebec internet service providers released a statement Wednesday claiming that BCE Inc. continues to impede their access to its poles.  Quebecor Inc., Cogeco Inc., and non-profit...

Quebecor Q3 revenues tick upwards, driven by wireless

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

Quebecor Q3 revenues tick upwards, driven by wirelessQuebecor Inc. posted its third-quarter earnings on Thursday morning, with revenues slightly up, boosted...

Don’t force release of disaggregated configurations, incumbents tell CRTC

telecom | 10/26/2020 6:22 pm EDT

Incumbent telecoms are asking the CRTC to deny a request from the Competitive Network Operators of Canada to require the large telecoms to release more detailed information about the structures of their disaggregated networks. The arguments come in response to an Oct. 13 letter from CNOC to the CRTC, as part of the regulator’s ongoing consultation on how to reconfigure its disaggregated regime. In that letter, CNOC wrote that incumbents had classified excessive amounts of information about...