IPTV

Videotron Announces IPTV Powered by Comcast Xfinity X1 is Coming

Quebecor subsidiary Videotron has announced IPTV powered by Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform is coming soon, ready to “support a peerless customer experience.” “We are very pleased with our decision to choose this state-of-the-art platform,” said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron, in a statement issued to iPhone in Canada. "Combined with the power of...

SaskTel Selects Ericsson’s MediaFirst Platform for IPTV Offering

SaskTel has selected Ericsson's cloud-based MediaFirst platform to power its next-generation IPTV service that will debut in early 2018. MediaFirst, a multi-screen platform with personalization features, is being targeted to pay TV and OTT providers. SaskTel president and CEO Ron Styles noted in the announcement that using MediaFirst will also enable the company to expand...

Shaw Launches Comcast X1 TV Platform to Regain Market Share

According to a new report from Reuters, Shaw Communications has launched a long-awaited upgrade television project that it expects will take on Internet-protocol TV offerings from other competitors in the market, specifically TELUS out in Western Canada.  The new product is called Shaw BlueSky TV, which uses Comcast's X1 platform and is now available to...

Rogers Kills IPTV Plans to Go with Comcast, Will Take Up to $525M Hit

Rogers has announced it has killed development of its own IPTV solution, to opt for a turn-key solution from Comcast instead. The result of this change means Rogers will take a write down in the range of $475 million to $525 million in its fourth quarter, ending December 31, 2016: Rogers decided to move to...