Videotron responds to BCE’s complaint about Vrai

By Denis Carmel MONTREAL – To nobody’s surprise, Videotron responded to BCE’s most recent complaint about its hybrid video-on-demand (HVOD) service Vrai in its usual sardonic way, calling BCE’s application a desperate application based on an incorrect interpretation of the rules and an abuse of procedures, and arguing it should be rejected categorically. We think their response is … over the top (OTT). But seriously, to quote the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s (PIAC) intervention, “the HVOD Exemption Order, and the Digital Media Exemption Order (DMEO), will likely no longer apply once a new Broadcasting Act comes into force, assuming that...

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.