Cable & Telecom

Rogers, Shaw, Videotron on sidelines of Comcast’s X1 patent dispute

A PATENT DISPUTE OVER Comcast’s X1 operating system could have a wide-ranging impact on Canadian cablecos' plans to rollout the set-tops here.The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a final ruling upholding a claim by TiVo parent Rovi Corp. that Comcast violated patents on technologies that let users schedule set-top DVR recordings remotely via mobile device, according to a FierceCable report.The ruling will put pressure on Comcast to forge a licensing deal, the report continues.  Comcast, however, said it will simply remove features related to the patents while it pursues an appeal.In addition to halting imports of X1 set-tops from Mexico and...

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.