Cable & Telecom

Videotron appeals part of copyright decision against hotel TV transmitters

By Ahmad Hathout Videotron has filed an appeal in a case that awarded it a partial judgment on its allegation that a trio of companies illegally restreamed its TV channels to hotel rooms, saying that the Federal Court erred in leaving out one of the companies for liability. In February, a Federal Court ruled that Technologies Konek Inc. and Coopérative de câblodistribution Hill Valley violated copyright transmission rules over a period before February 2021, when it used technology to restream without consent Videotron’s signal and distributed to a number of hotel customers, some of which were previously Videotron customers. The...

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.