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InterDigital, Concordia University research collaboration

InterDigital, a mobile, video and AI technology research and development company, and Concordia University’s Intelligent Next Generation Networking and Multimedia (IN2GM) Lab have announced a multi-year research and development collaboration offering PhD and master’s students an opportunity to explore tools that support AI-enabled end-to-end delivery of immersive media over 5G networks. Specifically, the collaboration supports […]

April 15, 2024

Telesat suffers from declining DTH

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has reported it is under further pressure from its declining DTH video business but maintained its formal guidance for this year’s revenue and profit targets. However, the disappointing results sent its share price tumbling 11 per cent despite some optimism for the company’s transition to a LEO operator. April 1st brought […]

April 2, 2024By Chris Forrester

Paramount+ to roll out ad tier in Canada, Australia

Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, has announced launch timing and pricing for its international ad-supported subscription offering, the ‘Basic (with ads)’ plan. The plan will roll out in April in Canada and in June in Australia, priced at C$6.99 and A$6.99, respectively. The Paramount+ ‘Premium’ plan will also roll out in Europe, beginning with […]

March 19, 2024

Blu Digital Group expands into Canada

Blu Digital Group, a provider of media and entertainment digital media services and software, has announced the opening of its operations in Montreal, Québec. This expansion is set to offer an array of post-production, localisation, and distribution services for both existing and new clients in the region. “We are thrilled to establish our presence in […]

March 14, 2024

Canada: XITE adds 7 channels on Samsung TV Plus

XITE, the music video platform, has launched seven additional channels on Samsung TV Plus in Canada. Following the successful debut of nine new channels on Samsung TV Plus in the US last autumn, XITE will bring its range of music content to Canadian audiences. With the introduction of these new channels, XITE’s offering on Samsung […]

March 5, 2024

Canada: Love Pets on The Roku Channel

International production studio, rights business and channel operator, Blue Ant Media, has announced the launch of its FAST channel, Love Pets, on The Roku Channel in Canada. Since the pet-themed channel debuted last year, it has rolled out in 27 countries across the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Launching Love Pets on […]

March 5, 2024

MDA: “In talks over $7bn of LEO business”

Canadian satellite and space tech company MDA says it is busy working on three satellite constellations for clients, and has active discussions with potential new customers for satellite-based broadband and IoT applications worth several billions of dollars. The company, famous for its Canadarm robotic device, reported a Q4 profit of C$13.5 million (€9.1m), up from […]

February 29, 2024By Chris Forrester

Canada: Vevo partners with TELUS

TELUS has announced a partnership with Vevo to become its direct ad sales representative, enabling Vevo to bring its music video content and enhanced advertising opportunities to the Canadian market. Leveraging TELUS’ reach, this collaboration enables Vevo to offer advertisers a vast library of premium music video content on major Connected TV (CTV) platforms and […]

February 28, 2024

Canada: FITE by Triller 24/7 on The Roku Channel

TrillerTV has announced that its FAST channel FITE by Triller 24/7 has been added to The Roku Channel in Canada. The 24-hour ad-supported channel is powered by a variety of combat sports and entertainment, refreshed every week. FITE by Triller 24/7 has been available on The Roku Channel in the US since November of 2022 […]

February 22, 2024

Starlink slashes fees for Canada

SpaceX’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite service has cut its fees for subscribers in Canada. At the end of 2023 SpaceX ran a Starlink promotion for Canadians, offering their hardware bundle of modem, dish and connector for C$499 (€340.42), a C$260 discount over the regular price of C$759. The deal was only for a limited period and set […]

January 11, 2024By Chris Forrester