Vmedia

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This article is about the Toronto-based IPTV service provider. For the Montreal-based broadcasting company, see V Media Group.
VMedia
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded March 26, 2013
Founder Alexei Tchernobrivets
Area served
Ontario
Products IPTV, Internet Service
Website VMedia

VMedia is a Toronto-based telecommunications company, offering television, telephone and internet connectivity services in Ontario. It operates as a fully-licensed BDU (broadcasting distribution undertaking), under the auspices of the CRTC, offering a unique entertainment portal that combines traditional subscription television service with access to internet-delivered content.

VMedia officially launched on March 26, 2013, and is currently available only in select areas of Southern Ontario as well as the Greater Toronto Area. IPTV service will gradually be expanded to cover all major urban centres in Ontario and eventually into parts of Quebec,[1] with the rest of Canada to follow soon after.[2]

VMedia’s set top, the VBox,[3] powers both TV programming as well as access to Internet content on the TV screen, via hundreds of apps in movies, social media, music, games and multicultural TV sites.

VMedia is the first to offer "pick-a-pack" and "A-la-Carte" channel selections to Canada, known as UChoose.

Known physical retailers are CanadaComputers [4] and Robust Computers [5]

VBox runs Android 4.0 and has 1 GB of DDR3 RAM. It has one Ethernet input, two USB inputs, one HDMI output, and an analog output via conversion cables.

VMedia launched its VCloudTV network PVR, Canada’s first cloud-based TV distribution technology, on April 3, 2014. It allows VMedia TV customers to record and enjoy their favourite TV shows without any additional hardware.

VMedia launched a triple-play service in September of 2014, and is currently the only triple-play provider which is not a facilities-based incumbent cable or telecom provider.

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