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  1. Comparison Cable/Satellite DVRs and Receiver Hardware in Canada

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Well, since this debate seems to keep coming up, I thought it might be a good idea to start a general topic where we can specifically compare (and keep up to date with) the latest receivers/DVR hardware offered by each major cable and satellite provider in Canada, to give everyone an idea of...
  2. Canadians will no longer need to give 30-days notice to cancel TV, internet or phone service

    Industry News
    Looks like another strike for the Big Three telcos. The CRTC today announced that Canadians will no longer have to give their provider advance notice if they would like to cancel their television subscription service. This is the first, of presumably many, decisions to come out of the CRTC’s...
  3. Sasktel MaxTV/internet ethernet cable installation

    Sasktel
    I am looking at getting Sasktel MaxTV and Internet. Installation of the ethernet cabling is included. Does anyone have recent experience with the cabling? how's the quality? do the cables run inside the walls or do part of the cables run on the surface of the wall? did the wall jacks look...
  4. Pixelation on HD channels...

    Cogeco
    Hello I am a Cogeco Digital Cable TV customer in the Welland, ON area. Over the past week, I have been having real bad pixelation issues on just one of the HD channels I receive and that channel is ABC West(Seattle) HD channel 717. The pixelation is so bad that the channel does not come in. I...
  5. Shaw Communications revenues up 19% in recent quarter

    Industry News
    Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television provider, today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2011. The company reported revenue for the three month period was $1.28 billion, up 19% over the same period last year. Operating...
  6. Cogeco reports year end financial results

    Cogeco
    Cogeco, the nation’s fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending August 31, 2011. Unfortunately for Cogeco shareholders, despite the large increase in revenues and operating income, the company actually lost $9 million...
  7. Cogeco reports year end financial results

    Industry News
    Cogeco, the nation's fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending August 31, 2011. The company reported consolidated revenue of $375.4 million during the final quarter of the year, up 12.5% over the same period in 2010...
  8. Shaw gets okay from feds to merge cable and satellite tv operations

    Industry News
    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...
  9. Happy 10th anniversary to the PVR in Canada

    Industry News
    As Digital Home approaches its tenth anniversary in December, we'd like say happy anniversary to one of the most talked about consumer electronic devices on our website over the last decade. Happy 10th Anniversary to the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) in Canada! The first PVR in Canada, the Bell...
  10. Nine out of ten Canadians subscribe to cable, satellite or IPTV

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Nine out of ten Canadians (89%) subscribed to television services (cable, satellite or IPTV) during the Spring of 2011 while 7% received their TV services over-the-air (OTA) and 2% did not own televisions at all according to a report released this week.
  11. Nine out of ten Canadians subscribe to cable, satellite or IPTV

    Industry News
    Nine out of ten Canadians (89%) subscribed to television services (cable, satellite or IPTV) during the Spring of 2011 while 7% received their TV services over-the-air (OTA) and 2% did not own televisions at all according to a report released this week. The report entitled "Navigating...
  12. Updated EastLink PVR firmware lets users add additional storage

    Industry News
    Years after it was made available to consumers on many cable and satellite systems across Canada, Eastlink Cable has updated its PVR firmware so customers with eSATA capable PVRs can add an external hard drive for additional program storage. The company, which relies on Motorola cable set top...
  13. Rogers Cable rolls out improved search functionality

    Industry News
    Rogers Cable in Ontario announced today enhanced search functionality on its cable set top boxes which have Quick Start Menu functionality. The new search lets customers look for shows airing in the next seven days by program title, keyword, actor, director, genre or channel name and number...
  14. Cable company profits up 10.6% in 2010

    Industry News
    The CRTC last week released the aggregate financial results for cable, satellite distribution and multipoint distribution system (MDS) companies in Canada for 2010. The regulator reports that Canadian cable companies earned profits before interest and taxes (PBIT) of $2.6 billion, up 10.6% from...
  15. Cogeco loses $56.7 million in third quarter

    Industry News
    Cogeco, the nation's fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of its 2011 fiscal year which ended May 31, 2011. While revenue and operating income showed strong growth, Cogeco reported a third quarter loss of $56.7 million after it was forced to...
  16. Cogeco's revenues up 6.6% in second quarter

    Industry News
    Cogeco, the nation's fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year which ended February 28, 2011. Cogeco reported overall revenue for the quarter increased by 6.6% from the same period a year earlier to $350.6 million while...
  17. Videotron records strong subscriber growth in 2010

    Industry News
    Videotron, Quebec's largest cable company, recently announced it had logged its seventh consecutive year of subscriber growth in 2010 with gains in every area of its business including cable, digital phone, internet services and wireless. By the end of 2010, Videotron had 1,811,600 subscribers...
  18. Flickering white lines on bottom of screen

    Rogers Cable TV: HD PVR Discussion
    I have a HD8300 PVR that I bought. I recently upgraded to extreme high speed cable. I am now experiencing flickering white lines (they resemble bar codes) at the bottom of all the channels. On SD channels the lines take up more of the screen. I don't notice this on my other HD box (non PVR)...
  19. Shaw and Cogeco Cable raising rates effective April 1st

    Industry News
    Shaw and Cogeco cable customers are upset these days as both companies have announced price increases effective April 1st. Digital Home readers tell us that Cogeco will be increasing their digital cable packages, TMN Package, by $2 per month. Cogeco is also bumping the price of its digital...
  20. Rogers ramping up rates on March 1st

    Industry News
    Rogers Cable began notifying customers this week that they can expect rate increases for their cable, high speed internet and home phone service beginning March 1st. The biggest increases are in cable television where basic cable is set to shoot up 3.2% to $32.49 a month while VIP Digital Cable...
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