Turner Classic Movies and Peachtree TV coming to Videotron

Starting the beginning of April, Turner Classic Movies and Peachtree TV will be added to the Videotron digital cable line-up, the company announced today.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a movie oriented cable television channel which features classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. film libraries.

Global TV app now works on iPhone and iPod Touch

Shaw Media said today that Version 1.2 of their Global Video App is now available on the Canadian App Store. When it was first released last December, the app could only run on an iPad but with V1.2, the Apple iPhone and iPod touch are now supported.

CBC launches Over-the-Air HD in Calgary and Edmonton

Just in time for Hockey Playoffs, the CBC has announced that its Over-The-Air digital television transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton will officially launch on April 1st.

The new high definition stations will also be available on Shaw Cable in the two Alberta Centres and will arrive on Telus TV on May 27th.

Rogers High speed network now covers 97% of Manitoba

Rogers Wireless announced today the expansion of its high speed HSPA+ wireless network in Manitoba.

The announcement means 97 per cent of the Manitoba population will have access to data download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second.

Onkyo updates the stereo receiver

If you’ve gone “stereo” shopping in the last few years, you’ve probably noticed that it’s pretty tough to find a “stereo” receiver as most big box retailers nowadays only sell Home Theatre A/V receivers with 5.1 or 7.1 channels of amplification that can also play in stereo.

For stereo music lovers, Onkyo has recently introduced the TX-8050 network stereo receiver which can connect to a wide range of modern and vintage music sources.

YASAA – Yet another show about Apps

This week comes an announcement from Telus that it too would be developing a new show exploring the world a smartphone and tablet applications.

Netflix lowers default picture quality to ease bandwidth usage

In a blog posting on its corporate website, Netflix Chief Product Office Neil Hunt has announced, that starting this week, the company has lowered its default picture quality in order to ease the amount of internet traffic generated by its customers.

Hunt says Netflix now defaults users to its 300 Megabyte per hour stream instead of its 700 MB per hour stream thereby reducing bandwidth usage by about two-thirds.

Tap Tap Revenge 4 app released for Android

Tap Tap Revenge 4, the latest incarnation of the popular music game originally developed for iOS devices is now available for Android powered devices.

The app, whose iOS versions have downloaded more than 60 million times, is now available for free from the Android Market.

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