Cable / Telecom News

Four more telcos receive VOD licenses

OTTAWA – The CRTC has granted regional video-on-demand (VOD) licenses to four telcos in Ontario. Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd., serving Inwood, Watford and Alvinston; Huron Telecommunications Co-operative Ltd., serving Goderich, Wingham, Lucknow, Ripley and Kincardine; Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc., serving Fullerton, Granton, Kirkton, Uniondale and surrounding rural areas; and Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Ltd., serving Kippen, Seaforth, Hensall, Bayfield and surrounding rural areas, all received CRTC approval Wednesday. The new VOD services will consist primarily of feature films but may also include other types of programming such as adult programming, children’s videos, short films and television shows.