Cable & Telecom

Federal Court approves first real-time site blocking of NHL games

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Canada’s big broadcasters secured a temporary website blocking order from the Federal Court against the unlicensed live streaming of National Hockey League games – the first of its kind – as one Canadian team remains in the playoffs. The late May order builds on a previous precedent, in which the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal ruled and upheld, respectively, that broadcasters can submit a list of copyright infringing websites they wish to block from Canadian viewing on the Internet (the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal). That determination stemmed from a...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.