CRTC Decision Against Vidéotron A Clear Victory for Consumers Bell ExpressVu says

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A decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that prevents Vidéotron from circumventing its regulations by selling its inside wiring to a sister company – a move that prevented competition and customer choice – is a victory for consumers in Quebec, Michael Beard, Bell ExpressVu Vice President and General Manager of the Multiple Dwelling Unit Division said today.

MuchMusic awarded Guinness World Record(tm)

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MuchMusic is proud to announce that its “Quickies” series of on-air spots have been acknowledged by Guinness World Record(tm) as the shortest TV commercials ever. Each spot is just 1/60th of a second long, so don’t try running to the bathroom during this break. The “Quickies”, which feature the MuchMusic logo and include sound, each take up a mere half-frame … Read More

Fifth Anniversary Season is Best Yet for The Comedy Network

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In 1997, Canada’s first-and-only comedy channel launched with nine other specialty services. Five years later, not only is The Comedy Network the breakthrough network of its tier, but also one of the most successful specialty networks on Canadian television. From continuing viewer and subscriber increases to its impact on the Canadian comedy industry, there is no doubt it’s been five … Read More

Alliance Atlantis to Supply Shaw Communications with Movies for New Video-on-Demand Service

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Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. announced today a long-term agreement to provide movies for Shaw’s new Video-on-Demand (VOD) service, set to launch this month in Calgary. Video-on-Demand, the newest development in the burgeoning home entertainment market, significantly expands consumers’ choices for accessing movies through digital cable.