TELUS Deal to Buy Mobilicity Effectively Killed

One of the key components in TELUS buying Mobilicity for $380 million was acquiring valuable wireless spectrum that all Canadian mobile carriers are seeking. However, the federal government will not allow Mobilicity to transfer its wireless spectrum to TELUS, it was announced at a news conference in Ottawa on June 4th. Industry Minister Christian Paradis [...]

DHX Media Acquires Cookie Jar Entertainment for $111M

DHX Media is buying Toronto’s Cookie Jar Entertainment for almost $111 million, creating Canada’s largest children’s entertainment company. Cookie Jar is the top supplier of children’s programming to Netflix and has has well-established digital distribution agreements with DISH Network and as well as cable providers Comcast and Videotron. DHX’s current library of children’s programming [...]

WIND Mobile Wins Supreme Court Judgment

In the case of WIND Mobile and its compliance with Canadian ownership rules, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has decided that no violation has occurred. The decision goes against rival wireless company Public Mobile, seeking to prevent Globalive Wireless Management Corp. from offering a national cellular service under the WIND brand because of foreign [...]

Videtron Adds New TV Service: illico TV New Generation

Videotron will unveil a new, interactive HD service to its Quebec City customers on April 4th: illico TV new generation. Billed as a “technologically advanced, evolutionary platform”, the new service provides a vast selection of programming, extensive search functions, simple one-click recording, new visual viewing configurations, plus several interactive apps to simplify navigation. “With the [...]

Latest numbers show Canada has over 25.5 million wireless customers

The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up just under 4% year to date.

Galaxy Nexus coming to most Canadian wireless companies this month

Last month if you wanted the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first Android device to come with Ice Cream sandwich (ICS) natively installed, you had to buy it from Bell Mobility or Virgin Mobility.

The good news is that by the end of this month, the unlocked device should also be available from most other wireless providers in Canada including Fido, Rogers wireless, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile.

Videotron now offering wireless internet in remote parts of Quebec

In collaboration with Industry Canada’s Broadband Canada program, Videotron is now offering 4G wireless internet in various parts of Quebec where high-speed Internet has been previously been unavailable.

Videotron is now offering broadband internet service in the following regions: Beauce-Lower St. Lawrence, Victoriaville-Drummondville, Monteregie-Eastern Townships, Laurentians-Mont-Laurier, Lac-Saint-Jean and the North Shore.

Videotron adds 20 HD channels to its Outaouais line-up

Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable television provider, has announced it will be adding twenty new French and English language high-definition (HD) channels to its Outaouais line-up on November 30th.

The new additions were possible after changes to Videotron’s analog service over the past several months.

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