Vancouver’s Teliphone Corp. Makes Two Key VoIP Acquisitions

Digital telecommunications firm, Teliphone, has acquired Vancouver-based Titan Communications and Cloud-Phone Inc. of Calgary. Titan is one of the country’s leading providers of white label Voice over IP solutions for carriers and Internet Service Providers, and delivers services to over 8,000 residential customers in Western Canada. Cloud-Phone serves cloud-based communication services and hosted Voice over [...]

Stingray Digital Buys European Music Broadcaster, Musicoola

Stingray Digital, owner of Galaxie Music Service and The Karaoke Channel, plans to acquire Tel-Aviv-based music broadcaster, Musicoola. This is the eighth acquisition for the Montreal-headquartered multi-channel music operator, since it formed in 2007. Musicoola provides a full suite of linear music channels to television service providers in Israel, Angola, Hungary and Romania and will [...]

Telus Optik TV adds an interactive music app

Telus this week added a new application to their Optik service which their IPTV customers the ability to learn more about what is playing on their Galaxie music channels.

The new app can be launched from the Optik main menu with a click of the remote. Once running, customers can find out what’s playing on all the music channels, look at playlists, and view album art.

Bell Fibe TV

Fibe TV is an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service which is offered by Bell Canada in select Toronto and Montréal neighbourhoods.

The company says the service is now available to 500,000 households in the two cities and expects to have it available to almost five million Canadian households by the end of 2015.

IPTV in Canada: An update

In 2005, cable companies began offering cable telephony , also known as VoIP or digital phone service, to its customers for the first time. Since that time, the big four cable companies – Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron have taken more than 386 million landline phone customers away from the big Canadian telephone companies.

To offset losses in telecommunications, Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, MTS, Sasktel, Tbaytel, and Telus have decided to take on the cable companies by offering cable customers IPTV or Internet Protocol television, a technology that enables telephone companies (Telcos) to deliver television programming through phones lines.

Bell Fibe gets three new HD simulcast channels

Three new High Definition simulcast channels are launching on Bell’s Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service today.

Animal Planet HD, Investigation Discovery HD and Discovery Science HD which are mirrors of their standard definition (SD) counterparts will roll out on Bell Fibe TV on channels 1525, 1528 and 1523, respectively. The three channels are all owned by Bell Media

FX Canada added to Telus Optik TV line-up

Telus said today that FX Canada is now available to Optik TV customers in British Columbia and Alberta on Channel 188. The Rogers Media digital specialty channel will be available on free preview until February 12, 2012.

MTS TV now offers 104 high definition channels

Last week, Digital Home reported that IPTV television provider MTS had begun rolling out a large number of changes to its television line-up along with more than 25 new channels.

With all the new additions, MTS says its now offers 104 high definition (HD) channels, making it one of Canada’s largest broadcst distributor of HD stations.

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