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2016-01-23 10:55 AM
Dr.Dave I don't think any of the providers have announced the details yet. Here are the requirements from post 21 & 22 of this thread:

By March 2016, Canadians will be able to subscribe to an entry-level television service that cost no more than $25.
Canadians will be able to add specialty channels on a pick-and-pay basis or in small packages.
By December 2016, viewers will be able to subscribe to channels on a pick-and-pay basis as well as in small packages.
Cable and satellite companies can continue to offer their existing packages.
2016-01-23 08:19 AM
Cheaper Basic & new Ó la carte

So when will we be hearing about Videotron's cheaper basic cable offer and the new Ó la carte costs?
2014-04-18 03:48 PM
01 Boxer
Heads up: Deal on TGV 30 internet

I recently learned that Videotron had lowered the price of the TGV 30 to $52.95/month as part of their 50th anniversary promotions. The deal is available to both new and current customers.

It works even if you already have the TGV 30 package. I just called them and went from $66.95/month to the new price.
2013-10-26 08:55 AM
Phils Since the Superchannel free preview is now over and I'm a Homeland fan, I checked out whether I can get Homeland on my XBMC box and I can. The thought of paying for it for one program didn't make sense. Then I thought that perhaps I could do the same my TMN subscription as there are only a handful of shows I watch on TMN/HBO. Sure enough they were all available so it brought into question whether I should continue to subscribe to the movie network.

While I was pondering this, yesterday I received a letter from Videotron saying that the The Movie Network cost will increase by $1.99 starting November 26th.

I guess that answers my question.
2013-09-13 08:09 PM
rogue17 Rogers does the same to Bell regarding FX Canada. And I have seen Videotron say that MaTele (or is it MaTV) is not available on Bell.

I have Bell Sat and it is a bit more expensive and the increases are too much.

But I saw a football game on ABC HD which is on basic with Bell but not with Videotron.

I think that most of Videotron's customers are francaphones and that the majority of the population is french. So Videotron will do more for that market.
2013-09-13 06:08 PM
hercules130 And from what I see on CTV Montreal, Bell Media seems to rub it in the face of Videotron subscribers. There are plenty of programming ads for CTV2 shows nowadays.
2013-09-12 02:21 PM
rogue17 Oh my God. It is still not availalable. I remember this being discussed months ago.
2013-09-12 11:30 AM
julie_rose_ I don't have it in my region. that what a rep said. But he told me that they are improving their "system" so once they are capable to have ctv2 available in my region it will appear. But they do not gave us a rebate on our bill....l
2013-09-11 02:44 PM
hercules130 Does Videotron have CTV2 yet? From what I saw on its site, not yet. As the Fall season rolls in, Videotron subscribers will be snubbed on at least two shows. Anger Management and Hot in Cleveland are moved to CTV2 and they are not available on American broadcast channels. Also, a number of CW shows - well, actually all except Arrow, The Tomorrow People and Carrie Diaries - will not be available in HD.
2013-09-10 07:19 PM
rogue17 What I was saying was that not too long ago I saw Videotron HD PVRs going for $500 pretty much everywhere and this was the regular price at Retail stores and on their website.

But now they say it is $600.
2013-09-10 03:09 PM
expressmoria The Videotron PVRs are not as sophisticated as the ones available from other providers.

They do not offer enough storage capacity or tuners to allow the recording of multiple channels at the same time.

The solution appears to be to offer clients PVRs for $0 to rent or $200 to buy so by having enough of them connected in a chain and by using the new multi-room functionality Videotron can be almost as good as their competition.
2013-09-10 01:55 PM
rogue17 Oh my God. Since when is an HD PVR $600? I remember they had at $499 at one time.

This looks like they inflated the price to make it look like they are offering a good deal.

Also the conditions like the Custom 20 or 15 remind me of what the cell phone compnies do to subsidize their phones.
2013-09-10 10:36 AM
HD PVR Purchase Promotion

Here are the recent Videotron promotions on the purchase of an HD PVR:

$199* (after a $400 discount)
Prerequisite: a Custom 20 TV package (basic HD TV service included) or another TV package of equal or higher value.

$299* (after a $300 discount)
Prerequisite: a Custom 15 TV package (basic HD TV service included) or another TV package of equal or higher value.


*The fine print
Equipment on purchase (promotion)
This limited-time offer is for new and current Videotron residential customers and upon a subscription to basic HD digital TV service.
The minimum prerequisite for this offer is a subscription to a Custom 20 TV package; or to any other TV package of equal or higher value that must be maintained for at least 36 months. Reduced price indicated corresponds to the purchase of equipment with an economic inducement: in this case, a termination fee will apply if the contract is terminated before the end of the acquisition period of the discount (36 months). Prices include the Local Programming Improvement Fund (0.5%). Certain conditions apply.
2013-07-07 06:01 PM
nitra See, and this was what Bill 60 was supposed to prevent.
2013-07-07 01:13 PM
rogue17 Nitra,
That is to be expected of Videotron. Even their site is hard to understand what the exact pricing is for their services.
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