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  1. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    The CRTC announced that it will introduce a new area code in southwestern Ontario. Starting on June 4, 2015, new telephone numbers assigned in the 226 and 519 regions may be given area code 548. Existing customers will keep their current area codes and phone numbers. The Canadian Numbering...
  2. Industry News
    Rogers Communications today launched Sportsnews, a free barker channel which provides Rogers digital cable customers with up-to-date sports scores and promos for its sports services and content available on Rogers Cable. The SportsNews screen will consist of a sports scoreboard which includes...
  3. Industry News
    Police services across Ontario are seeing an increase in the number of pocket dialed and unintentional 9-1-1 calls, which the Ontario 9-1-1 Advisory Board (OAB) and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) said today represents a serious threat to public safety. Pocket dials happen...
  4. Industry News
    Cogeco, the country's fourth largest cable television operator, has announced that it will drop HDNet from its high definition (HD) television line-up at the end of this month. The removal of the digital channel follows similar moves by Rogers cable and Bell TV. Bell TV dropped HDNet in...
  5. Industry News
    Wind Mobile said this week it has officially launched wireless network coverage in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Cambridge, Ontario. The company also said it was in the final stages of testing in London Ontario with service beginning very soon. In fact, Digital Home readers report that...
  6. Industry News
    Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of the area served by its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services. The company says its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba...
  7. Industry News
    Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year. Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the...
  8. Industry News
    Montreal based Astral Radio said today it will be launching a comedy radio station in London Ontario on New Year’s day. Funny 1410 AM, which Astral says is Canada's first all comedy radio, will feature comedy bits featuring the biggest names in stand up from Canada and around the world. The...
  9. AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    The CRTC has approved an application from the Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. to operate a for profit adult contemporary English language FM station in Prescott Ontario. The station will operate at 107.9 FM with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,000 watts. The new station will...
  10. Industry News
    In two broadcasting decisions handed down yesterday the CRTC has approved applications for new English-language FM radio stations in Prescott and Port Hope Ontario. In Port Hope Ontario, the federal regulator approved an application from Small Town Radio to operate a not-for-profit community...
  11. Industry News
    Rogers Cable has announced it will begin trials of a new TV package in London, Ontario next week called the Digital Starter Pack. Available beginning November 8th and running until the end of March 2012, the Digital Starter Pack will include what Rogers calls "86 core TV channels" for $20.29...
  12. Industry News
    Out with the old and in with the new appears to be the motto at Rogers Cable today as the company dropped the popular HDNet channel from its digital cable line-up and added the new Rogers owned FX Canada. Rogers did not provide its customers with any rationale for why it was dropping the U.S...
  13. Industry News
    The Sun News Network will become part of the Cogeco and Rogers digital cable line-up in Ontario beginning November 1st. Sun News Network will be available to Cogeco digital cable customers in standard definition on channels 195 and in high definition on channel 705. Rogers customers in Ontario...
  14. 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...
  15. Industry News
    Cogeco Cable, Canada's fourth largest cable operator, announced this week that is has revamped its internet offerings in Ontario and Quebec. On the positive side, the changes include increased download speeds and bandwidth caps. On the downside are higher prices. Digital Home readers have been...
  16. Industry News
    Rogers Media today launch CityNews Channel, a 24/7 English language news station, on its Rogers Digital Cable service. Programming for the station will consist primarily of of simulcasts from other CityTV stations along with live audio from Rogers 680News. During the day, CityNews will...
  17. Industry News
    Rogers Media this week announced it will launch CityNews Channel, a 24/7 English language news station, on Rogers Cable on October 3rd. Much of the programming on CityNews Channel will be simulcasts of other CityTV shows. The channel will simulcast City TV's Breakfast Television, CityNews...
  18. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    Looking for a new cable internet provider in Ontario, then check this out.
  19. Industry News
    Teksavvy, a popular third party internet access (TPIA) provider in Ontario, has recently introduced a new residential Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service called TekTalk. Designed to compete with the likes of Vonage Canada, Skype, Primus Talkbroadband and Rogers Digital Phone, Teksavvy...
  20. 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...
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