US number eight cableco Breezeline launches cloud TV service

The number eight US cable operator, Breezeline, owned by Canada’s Cogeco, has unveiled a new cloud-based TV offering with live TV, DVR, on-demand and popular streaming apps for multiple viewing devices. Breezeline Stream TV is an IP-based service that provides access to apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and Disney+ among others. The service […]

Cogeco rejects revised C$11.1bn Altice USA bid

The Audet family, which holds a controlling interest in Canada’s Cogeco, has rejected a revised offer to acquire the company by Altice USA. Altice had been hoping to take over Cogeco’s US subsidiary Atlantic Broadband and divest the Canadian operation to Rogers Communications. Altice USA presented a revised offer to acquire 100% of Cogeco for […]

Audets resist Altice USA’s €7bn move to acquire Atlantic Broadband

Altice USA, the European-based service provider’s US offshoot, has made an offer to acquire the ninth largest American cable operator, Atlantic Broadband, through the purchase of the outstanding shares of Canada-based Cogeco Communications, its owner. However, Cogeco executive chairman Louis Audet and his family, who control multiple voting shares as controlling shareholder, have indicated via […]

North American cable debut for MediaKind

Canadian cable operator Cogeco Connexion has tapped MediaKind, the new brand forged out of Ericsson’s media solutions business, to deliver advanced TV services for its subscribers. Cogeco Conexion, which is the second largest operator in Ontario and Quebec provinces, will use MediaKind’s technology, including the MediaFirst TV platform with Android Google mobile services, rncoding on-demand, […]

Cogeco sells Cabovisao

Canadian MSO Cogeco has offloaded its Portuguese subsidiary Cabovisao for €45 million. The Portuguese cabler has been acquired by European media and telecoms investment group Altice. Cogeco had already written off its Portuguese investment in the third quarter of last year. Cabovisao is Portugal’s second largest cabler. Cogeco boss Louis Audet said that his company […]