Cable & Telecom

Quebecor wants Radio-Canada barred from charging for Tou.tv Extra

By Steve Faguy MONTREAL — Quebecor is demanding the CRTC order CBC/Radio-Canada's Tou.tv Extra paid streaming service to "cease its activities" because it goes outside the mandate of the public broadcaster and is an unfair competitor against Videotron and other regulated television service providers. The CRTC isn't about to go that far, but it has decided to look into whether there is an undue preference case to be made, in particular with a deal Radio-Canada has with Telus that provides Telus's Quebec customers "exclusive" free access to the service. Tou.tv Extra is the $7/month paid version of Tou.tv, which offers...