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Shaw and Videotron Discussed Sharing Networks Before Rogers Takeover Offer

Shaw and Videotron parent company Quebecor had previously discussed a network-sharing agreement, prior to Rogers bidding $26 billion to take over the owner of Freedom Mobile. According to The Globe and Mail, the details were noted in court documents "filed with the Federal Court as part of the Competition Bureau’s review of the merger between...

Quebecor Announces Plans to Go 100% Electric by 2024

President and CEO of Quebecor Pierre Karl Péladeau, along with the CEOs of Videotron and TVA Group, recently revealed his company’s plans to fully electrify its vehicle fleet by 2024. The Montreal-based company’s plan includes purchasing electric cars and converting light trucks from internal combustion to electric engines. "Business has an important role to play...

Bell Offering Sportsnet TV Channels Free to Fight Quebecor’s TVA Sports Block

Bell and Quebecor are currently embroiled in a sports TV dispute, with the latter blocking TVA Sports access to Bell TV subscribers in Quebec. Currently, Bell offers Quebecor's TVA Sports channel but it's available as a separate paid add-on to its sports TV package for customers. Quebecor argues Bell's RDS sports channel is unfairly included...

Quebecor to Cut Off TVA Sports Access to Bell TV Subscribers for NHL Playoffs

Quebecor sent a message to viewers on TVA Sports on Saturday noting the latter’s channel would go off air just ahead of the Stanley Cup Playoffs because “Bell has decided to penalize you." Viewers were told to contact their cable TV company such as Cogeco, Rogers, Telus and Quebecor’s subsidiary, Videotron, to ensure they don’t...

Shaw Closes Acquisition of Wireless Spectrum Licenses from Quebecor

Last month, Quebecor announced it had sold seven wireless spectrum licenses to Shaw for $430 million, and this morning the latter confirmed the deal has officially closed. Shaw has acquired 10 MHz licenses of 700 MHz spectrum in B.C., Alberta and Southern Ontario, while 20 MHz licenses of 2500 MHz spectrum for Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary...

Quebecor Sells 7 Wireless Spectrum Licenses to Shaw for $430 Million

Quebecor is selling off more of its wireless spectrum again, this time to Shaw. Here are the seven licenses being sold, in a $430 million deal that is set to require approvals from the Competition Bureau and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada” 10 MHz licences of 700 MHz spectrum in Southern Ontario; Alberta; BC 20...

Quebecor Profits as it Sells GTA AWS-1 Spectrum to Rogers for $184 Million [u]

Quebecor, parent company of Videotron in Quebec, has sold its Toronto-area AWS-1 spectrum license to Rogers for $184 million. Does this axe any future plans for Videotron to expand nationally and outside Quebec? The company already reiterated it had no plans to build wireless to the rest of Canada in 2015. https://twitter.com/fagstein/status/873166712421658624 Videotron held the...

Videotron Q4 2016: Wireless Subscribers Surpass 900,000, Revenue Up 26%

During the fourth quarter of last year, Quebecor-owned Videotron passed an important milestone: Besides growing its revenue, it is now counting more than 900,000 subscribers. Following the Big 3, it was Quebecor’s turn to report its fourth-quarter earnings and to analyze its performance for last year. Quebecor has reported a total revenue of $1.05 billion,...

Videotron Considers Sale of $300M Worth of Wireless Spectrum

A lot has changed over the past 18 months: A little more than a year ago, Quebecor was "ready, willing and able" to take on Canada's incumbents. Quebecor stepped back and, earlier in September, stated clearly that it wouldn’t build a national wireless network. Fast forward to today: CEO and president of the company Pierre Dion...

Quebecor: No Plans to Expand Wireless Services to Rest of Canada

Don’t expect Quebecor to build wireless infrastructure outside Quebec, because it won’t. Forget about plans for a national expansion, because they won’t happen. Instead, Quebecor is now looking to cash in on the investment it made when the company acquired set-aside spectrum during the government auctions in 2014 and 2015. As Quebecor Inc. prepares to...

Quebecor Submits NHL Expansion Bid, Plans to Bring the Nordiques Back

Back in April it was announced the new Quebec City Arena being built will be named The Videotron Centre, part of hopes by Quebecor to bring an NHL team back to the city. This morning Videotron announced on Twitter the company had “submitted our candidacy for the NHL expansion process in order to bring the...