4 Best Satellite and Internet TV Packages Now in Ontario

VMedia, Sky Choice, Bell and Shaw have satellite TV in Ontario.

CRTC to Introduce New Watchdog for Cable and Satellite TV Complaints

Consumers who have a complaint about the TV service they are receiving from a cable or satellite provider will soon be able to have their voice heard with the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services, (CCTS). The CCTS currently functions as an independent watchdog on complaints concerning telephone, wireless and Internet services, and will now […]

Tablo device can access HDTV signals for free

A new device developed by an Ottawa start-up is making waves with the ability to stream HDTV signals over the air. Nuvyyo is hoping to provide viewers access to programming from dozens of HD stations available over the air through Tablo, a digital recorder device. Content can be recorded on the Tablo and can either […]

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 […]

Food Network HD now on Shaw Direct

The Food Network HD, a high definition version of the Canada digital specialty channel, is now available on Shaw Direct (formerly Star Choice).

The station, which is a joint venture between Shaw Media and the Food Network in the U.S, will be on free preview to Shaw Direct through April 6th.

Bell Satellite TV

Bell TV, formerly known as Bell ExpressVu, Dish Network Canada and ExpressVu Dish Network, is the division of Bell Canada that provides Direct-to-Home satellite television service across Canada.

The service, which launched on September 10, 1997, has over 1.8 million subscribers and competes with satellite service Shaw Direct, as well as various cable and communications companies across Canada, such as Rogers Communications, Eastlink, Shaw Communications, and Vidéotron.

Shaw gets okay from feds to merge cable and satellite tv operations

In a broadcasting decision handed down yesterday, the CRTC has granted a request by Shaw Communications Inc., to strike down a 15 year old rule which required a structural separation between Shaw’s cable and satellite television operations.

Under the old rules, the federal regulator forced Shaw to have separate sales, marketing, and customer service staff for its StarChoice (now called Shaw Direct) and Cable division.

Dish Network suffers major outage

Customers of Dish Network, a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television provider south of the border, were unable to access many channels yesterday.

A spokesperson for the company, which has about 14 million subscribers, told CNN the nationwide outage which prevented viewers from watching high definition channels was caused by a “satellite anomaly.”

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