Cable & Telecom

Federal Court says Videotron set top boxes don’t violate Rovi patents

MONTREAL – Videotron's illico set top box platform does not violate patented technology claimed by a subsidiary of U.S.-based Xperi, a Federal Court judge ruled in a decision released yesterday. Xperi is the parent company of digital entertainment technology company Rovi, which has for years brought lawsuits against Canada’s big broadcasters for alleged infringement of technology in their viewing devices. Rovi has previously had licensing agreements with the major television service providers, including Bell, Rogers, Shaw and Videotron. The patented technology at issue involves the software that displays television program listings for a user to navigate, called an “interactive television...

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.