Rogers Communications

Canadian watchdog challenges Rogers-Shaw merger green light

Canada’s Competition Bureau is to challenge a Competition Tribunal ruling that dismissed its case against cable operator Rogers’ planned takeover of fellow cable operator Shaw. The government agency said that it had obtained a Federal Court temporary ruling suspending the earlier court judgement pending an application for an injunction. The bureau has said it intends […]

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 […]

XITE launches 4K music service in Canada

Netherlands-based music company XITE announced the launch of a 4K music video experience in Canada. XITE 4K broadcasts the best music videos in Ultra HD and is now available through Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television. XITE’s music video experience is available to Rogers customers with a 4K subscription and NextBox 4K set-top […]

Shomi to close amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market

Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi is to close on November 30. Its cable company parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was closing due to a plethora of factors. Their decision makes Shomi the latest well-financed SVOD platform to shutter. Vivendi chose to end German service Watchever in July to focus on […]