Advanced Television


Canada goes for streamer quotas

Canadian lawmakers have passed new piece legislation that would compel streaming services operating in the country to offer more local content. Bill C-11 cleared the House of Commons and will become law once the Senate adopts it. The bill will update the Broadcasting Act to bring streaming platforms within its regulation. While the primary focus […]

June 22, 2022

Intelsat wins Air Canada IFC order

Air Canada has contracted with Intelsat to equip up to 45 Airbus A321 aircraft with Intelsat’s In-Flight Entertainment and Communications technology. The agreement sees Intelsat supply its 2Ku satellite connectivity solution on Air Canada’s upcoming Airbus A321XLR fleet and which will be installed on the Airbus production line in Hamburg, Germany. Additionally, Air Canada says […]

June 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

I’m A Celebrity… for Mexico, Canada

ITV Studios’ hit format I am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has been commissioned for the first time in Mexico and French Canada, bringing the number of territories to have commissioned the format to 16. In Mexico the show is currently airing on Azteca produced by Acun, while Canada’s Quebecor Content has commissioned a […]

June 16, 2022

Havas Media Group selects Say It Now as Canada voice partner

Say It Now, the London-based, leading adtech firm specialising in voice commerce, has agreed to an exclusive partnership with Havas Media Group (HMG) to act as the group’s partner in voice commerce in Canada. Launched in 2018, Say It Now is a voice marketing and commerce business with a unique product set in a rapidly […]

June 16, 2022

Canada: FilmRise content on Bell Media

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Bell Media, the Canadian media company, have announced a partnership deal for a range of FilmRise content across multiple genres available to Canadians on Bell Media’s CTV Throwback and CTV Movies digital channels on and the CTV app. The announcement was jointly […]

June 9, 2022

Rogers, Shaw agree merger pause

Canadian multiplay telcos Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have agreed to not proceed with closing their proposed merger until either a negotiated settlement is agreed with the Commissioner of Competition or the Competition Tribunal has ruled on the matter. As a result, there is no need for the Tribunal to hear the Commissioner’s application for […]

June 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Telesat demos LEO over India

Canadian satellite operator Telesat has showcased its potential low Earth orbiting Lightspeed system with a connectivity demonstration over India. Telesat, working with Indian satellite service provider Nelco, used its first LEO test satellite, to provide the demo. The signals went to a routine 85 cm parabolic dish antenna at Nelco’s Teleport outside Mumbai. Round-trip signals […]

May 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Quebec invests in Starlink

Today (May 18th), a Falcon 9 rocket will launch another 53 of Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband satellites into their transfer orbit. The launch comes alongside news that Quebec’s government, in addition to having already invested in Telesat’s proposed Lightspeed satellite constellation, is also putting cash into Starlink. The move reflects Quebec’s intention to offer a […]

May 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Quebec to connect homes with Starlink

Quebec’s government is already financially supporting its Canada-based satellite operator Telesat and its planned Lightspeed low Earth orbiting constellation. It is also helping to connect homes in difficult to reach regions using Elon Musk’s Starlink. Just over 10,000 remote homes will be connected by the American company’s service. Starlink’s low-earth orbit satellites, operated by SpaceX, […]

May 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES gains extra Canadian Nunavut business

SES has struck a deal with Canada’s SSi to supply additional capacity to connect consumers, students, government entities and businesses across Northern Canada, including all 25 communities of Nunavut. The agreement sees access to expanded broadband capacity following a partnership signed between SSi Canada – the developer-operator of QINIQ broadband and SSi Mobile services in […]

April 28, 2022By Chris Forrester