Radio & Television

Videotron’s Illico Club does not unfairly compete with Super Ecran, says CRTC

OTTAWA – The CRTC has dismissed a complaint filed by former-Astral Media against Videotron which alleged that Videotron's illico Club Unlimited service unfairly competes with Astral's (now Bell Media's) Super Ecran network. In its decision the CRTC disagreed with Astral's argument that Illico Club, launched by Videotron in February, had violated the regulatory framework and certain conditions of Videotron?'s video on demand licence. The condition in question states that a licensee is prohibited from offering a Canadian SVOD package that is directly competitive with a genre-protected Canadian linear pay or specialty service, unless the package is an on-demand extension of...

Our industry and COVID-19

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