Rogers and Shaw to launch Netflix competitor Shomi

by Christina Peden Rogers and Shaw announced a new joint venture this week in a bid to compete with popular streaming service Netflix. Shomi, a new video-on-demand service, is set to launch Canada-wide in the first week of November with a subscription price of $8.99, putting it in line with Netflix in terms of cost. [...]

CRTC takes telcos to task over paper billing fees

by Christina Peden The CRTC is challenging Canadian telecommunications companies over their choice to charge customers additional fees for paper bills. The governmental body plans to host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcast companies to discuss its concerns regarding the fees. The CRTC conducted a fact-finding mission to delve into the issues surrounding paper billing [...]

No “Netflix Tax”, company cautions CRTC

by Christina Peden Netflix is warning the CRTC against imposing a tax on the American online streaming giant because they say they do plenty of business in Canada.  Meanwhile, the CBC is calling for Netflix Canada to subsidize the production of Canadian content. Imposing a ‘Netflix tax’ could “make it more difficult for Netflix to [...]

Rogers unveils radical restructuring plan

by Christina Peden Rogers CEO Guy Laurence today unveiled his multi-year plan—dubbed Rogers 3.0—to radically overhaul customer service and accelerate company growth. Laurence, who took over as CEO in December 2013, spent the first 3 months of his tenure crisscrossing the country, 22,000 km in total, meeting and greeting with nearly 11,000 Rogers employees. All [...]

CES 2014 – Samsung unveils new curved Ultra HDTVs

In a move to expand their curved Ultra HD line, Samsung revealed its latest additions in the race for the biggest and most advanced HDTV’s along with plans for streaming of 4K video in the works. In a special presentation at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the manufacturer unveiled its U9000 series of curved 4K [...]

Samsung announce world’s largest Ultra-HD TV

Samsung is set to release a new 110-inch HD television that boasts four times greater resolution than the other HDTV’s, the company has announced. Known as ‘4K’ due to having four times the pixels of a regular HDTV, the new Ultra-HD TV will be the largest in the world.  The TV will be available in [...]

TELUS Adds Karaoke on Optik TV

Karaoke fans spoke and TELUS listened. TELUS and Stingray Digital will let customers sing their hearts out in their living rooms with The KARAOKE Channel TV app on Optik TV. Greg Goodwin, vice-president, TELUS Home Solutions said: “TELUS Optik TV subscribers can now unleash their inner rocker, pop star or country crooner. Customers want more [...]

Sirius XM & Bleacher Report Team on New Sports Talk Show

Launching on Monday, September 16 will be Bleacher Report Radio, a new sports talk show on SiriusXM Sports Zone. The new program (weekdays 11:00am-1:00pm ET/8:00am-10:00am PT) will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Steve Covino and Rich Davis, and will feature some of Bleacher Report’s most prominent contributors, including Mike Freeman, Matt Bowen, Matt Miller, Michael Schottey, [...]

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