Advanced Television


Telesat commits to LEO Lightspeed fleet

Ottawa-based Telesat has committed to its own mega-constellation of Low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. Telesat needed to put its own financial affairs in order first as well as review its potential suppliers. Thales Alenia Space gets the prime contract for the LEO fleet which is called Lightspeed. The fleet would comprise 298 satellites with services […]

February 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

Times Network expands to Canada

Expanding its footprint in international markets, Times Network, India’s premium broadcast network, has announced the launch of ET NOW on Bell Fibe TV in Ontario and Québec through a distribution partnership with Ethnic Channels Group (ECG), the multicultural broadcaster. Nextologies will transport the ET NOW signal within Canada. ET NOW is the first Indian English […]

January 26, 2021

disguise breaks into Canadian film & TV production

Vancouver-based Promosa has enhanced its twenty-year-old legacy in film and television production by investing in disguise’s vx 4 and rx machines and undergoing specialist xR training to become the first official disguise partner in Canada to deliver full end-to-end xR stage production. With offices across Western Canada and in Washington state, Promosa is a world-class, […]

January 20, 2021

SES extends Canada’s Nunavut coverage

SES Networks has won a contract to supply new satellite capacity to the north of Canada and its scattered population of Nunavut residents. Working in partnership with SSi Canada, SES says it will secure a significant increase in its satellite capacity, enhancing SSi’s ability to better serve consumers, students, government entities and businesses in Nunavut […]

January 19, 2021By Chris Forrester

Canada: Cogeco launches EPICO IPTV

Cogeco Connexion, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications, has announced the launch of EPICO, its new IPTV service that offers an entertainment experience combining the Internet and television. EPICO is based on a technology platform that is integrated into Google’s Android TV ecosystem and on the expertise of the team of Cogeco engineers who contributed to […]

January 19, 2021

Canada green lights Telesat broadband

The Canadian government is going ahead with its C$600 million (€391m) plan to ‘bridge the digital divide’ for its citizens. The scheme sees the cash going into satellite operator Telesat which says it will ensure affordable, high-speed broadband connectivity across all of Canada with Telesat’s forthcoming Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. There was a […]

November 10, 2020By Chris Forrester

Love Island reaches Canada

ITV Studios’ reality hit Love Island has been commissioned by Quebecor Content in Canada for a French spoken version. Following recently announced commissions in Spain, Nigeria and Italy, this will be the 19th local adaptation of the reality dating format. In Canada, the show will be co-produced by Productions Déferlantes and Zone 3, in collaboration […]

October 26, 2020

SpaceX gets Canadian licence

Canada’s Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by SpaceX for a high-speed satellite-based service to and from Canada. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, applied for a Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) licence in May. The approval for the application was granted a week ago according to a letter to the company posted on […]

October 21, 2020By Chris Forrester

Canada: Olympic Channel TV on CBC Gem

CBC, Canada’s Olympic Network, and the Olympic Channel have announced that Olympic Channel TV has now launched in Canada on the free CBC Gem streaming service, one year out from next summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games and on the day Tokyo 2020 was set to begin. Olympic Channel TV offers access to Olympic sports and athletes […]

July 24, 2020

Canada: CBC selects Synamedia

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada has chosen its video network portfolio and expertise to enable CBC’s transition from SDI to IP-based infrastructure amid its relocation to a new broadcast centre in Montreal. The software transition involves the company’s virtualised Digital Content Manager (DCM) in a SMPTE […]

July 9, 2020