CraveTV now available to Bell TV customers

Canada’s latest streaming service is now available — for some Canadians at least. As previously revealed, CraveTV made its debut yesterday for Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV subscribers. Bell TV subscribers who have The Movie Network included in their cable packages receive automatic access to CraveTV at no additional cost. If you’re [...]

Bell to launch CraveTV streaming service on December 11

At a press conference yesterday, President of Bell Media, Kevin Krull, announced the December 11th launch date of CraveTV, the telecomm giant’s new subscription TV streaming service. Originally codenamed “Project Latte” when it was announced in October, the monthly cost of CraveTV clocks in at just $4 per month. But, there’s a catch — you [...]

Canadians will no longer need to give 30-days notice to cancel TV, internet or phone service

Looks like another strike for the Big Three telcos. The CRTC today announced that Canadians will no longer have to give their provider advance notice if they would like to cancel their television subscription service. This is the first, of presumably many, decisions to come out of the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” public hearings that [...]

SVOD service Shomi launches today across Canada

Rogers and Shaw are today launching their much-talked-about joint venture subscription video streaming service, Shomi. Currently, Shomi is only available in a beta trial to Rogers and Shaw internet or cable customers. It will be widely released to the Canadian general public at a later date. Eligible Shaw and Rogers customers can also sign up [...]

Bell launches “Project Latte” video streaming service

The online streaming scene in Canada just got a little more crowded as Bell announced the launch of its new streaming service, currently code-named “Project Latte.” The announcement comes as Rogers and Shaw are next week set to launch their own joint streaming venture known as Shomi. The unlikely collaborators are positioning Shomi as a [...]

Rogers, Shaw lose over 200,000 cable customers in past year

More and more Canadians are moving away from traditional cable TV subscriptions, according to a new report. Rogers and Shaw both released their quarterly earnings reports last week, and the news is pretty grim: between the two of them, they’ve shed almost 200,000 cable subscribers in the past year. Rogers lost some 111,000 TV customers, [...]

Rogers’ NHL GamePlus gives fans a new perspective on the game

Your NHL viewing experience is about to get a whole lot different … if you’re willing to shell out the extra cash, that is. At a press conference today in Toronto, Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media, announced what the company is branding “the biggest NHL innovation since the replay”. Hockey legend and newly-minted Rogers [...]

shomi strikes programming deal with FX, Fox

by Christina Peden The competition for your streaming dollars just got a little stiffer today. shomi, the Rogers-Shaw joint venture into subscription video-on-demand, announced that they have reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to secure the programming rights to past seasons of FX, FXX and Fox original series. These include the likes of Sons [...]

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