Advanced Television


Bell Canada responds to regulator by slashing FTTH capex

Bell Canada is cutting its fibre spend over the next couple of years by C$1 billion (€0.68bn) in protest over the regulators decision on wholesale network access. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) moved to open up fibre networks run by large operators in the major cities of Ontario and Quebec, and set the […]

November 7, 2023

TELUS, TerreStar, Skylo demo smartphone/satellite comms

TELUS and Canadian-based TerreStar Solutions (operating under the Strigo brand) have successfully used satellite connectivity to conduct voice calls, and in partnership with Skylo, send text messages between smartphones, and connect to Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “This groundbreaking trial demonstrates the power of satellite technology and advances TELUS’ mission to bring vital connectivity to […]

November 2, 2023

Canada’s AirSprint chooses Gogo

Gogo Business Aviation has been selected by Canadian fractional ownership aircraft AirSprint Private Aviation for its in-flight connectivity (IFC). AirSprint will begin upgrading its Cessna Citation and Embraer aircraft to Gogo 5G—making it Gogo’s first Canadian fleet customer. “We strive to provide the highest level of service, and we are always looking for new and […]

October 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Disney+ starts password-sharing crackdown

Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Disney+ is beginning to target subscribers who are sharing their account login details – initially in Canada. An email sent to Disney+ subscribers in Canada has informed them that the service will begin restricting their “ability to share your account or login credentials outside of your household” beginning on […]

October 2, 2023

Canada: CBC Comedy FAST channel

CBC has launched CBC Comedy, a free 24/7 ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel featuring CBC’s original comedy series, sketch shows and stand-up specials, past and present. The new channel is now available on CBC Gem, and will also launch on LG Channels, The Roku Channel and Samsung TV Plus later this autumn. “CBC Comedy is our […]

September 27, 2023

Net Insight reseller partnership with Diversified

Net Insight has announced a reseller partnership with Diversified, the technology solutions provider. The union has been sparked by the signing of a Business Partner Agreement and will be showcased during the upcoming Diversified Global Summit in September. This partnership aims to combine the strengths of both companies: leveraging Diversified’s network and market insights with […]

September 21, 2023

Intelsat wins Air Canada IFC

Intelsat has secured an In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) expansion order from Air Canada for on-board broadband. The statement from Intelsat talks of its “reliable” IFC service which will be expanded to include an extra “almost” 100 additional aircraft. The agreement will see Intelsat tap into its secured capacity using OneWeb low Earth orbiting satellites. The order […]

September 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Canada: CBC Gem on Roku

Roku and CBC have announced that Canada’s national public broadcaster’s streaming service, CBC Gem, is now available on the Roku platform in the country. CBC Gem is home to Canadian series and a curated selection from around the world, as well as more than 800 documentaries, 500 hours of ad-free content for kids and tweens, […]

August 23, 2023

Telesat’s crafty decision over Lightspeed

Ottawa-based Telesat’s recent announcement that it had awarded a 198-craft order with fellow Canadian satellite builder MDA caused considerable surprise with the former Prime Contractor and favoured supplier Thales Alenia Space. By any measure, Telesat’s challenges with the Lightspeed constellation over the past few years has been to overcome some major bumps in the road, […]

August 14, 2023

Banijay’s MasterChef served up to French-Canada

Media and entertainment company Banijay has announced that its global cookery hit MasterChef is set for a new international adaptation in French-Canada, produced by production company Pixcom, in collaboration with Quebecor Content. In a deal negotiated by Banijay’s global distribution arm, Banijay Rights, Canadian French-language network TVA will broadcast a first season of MasterChef Quebec […]

August 7, 2023