Bell Satellite cancels it Interactive TV service

In a recent note to its customers, Bell TV, Canada’s largest Direct-to-Home satellite Television provider, has said it will be cancelling its interactive TV service on August 18th.

Update: Bell has contacted Digital Home to inform us that one interactive service has been spared the chopping block, The Weather Network and its French counterpart will continue.

Bell described its Interactive TV or iTV service as gateway for on-demand news, weather and sports, trivia games, lottery results, horoscopes, video gaming along with enhanced tv channels such as TSN Extra, and CBC News Plus.

The company gave no reason for why it was cancelling the iTV sevice though its suspected the service was cancelled because it was unprofitable and the company did not see that changing anytime in the future.

Discuss the end of Interactive TV in Digital Home’s Bell Satellite discussion forum.

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3 Responses to “Bell Satellite cancels it Interactive TV service”
  1. Neda Mudronja says:

    I knew this was going to happen, with all this EXboxes and what have you. But what about us poor older people. I have iTV ever since it is on, and I am very, very sorry to see it go.

  2. Mack says:

    21 jul 2011 – As per toiday I lost interactve Bell 505 Weather Network channel. Why is that? Before I could follow the changes of weather in my region every one/two hours. Now I have to sit for good few minutes until I get info of the region I don not care for. It sucks!