Well just chatted with a CSR on Aliant asking about skinny cable. I guess it will come out on exactly March 1st as well as the listing for the channels available on the skinny list. So much for the 2 weeks in advance the CRTC had asked. BDU's are sooooo afraid of the CRTC.. Pffft!
As I understand it, the 2 weeks advance notice was a verbal unofficial afterthought by the CRTC Chairman. It really had no teeth.
It's funny because I don't see the Skinny Package as being much of a step forward (although there is probably a very small minority that will avail themselves of it). The really important change is going to come when they have to make everything else pick-and-pay at the end of the year. That's when I will be making my change as there only about 3 or 4 channels beyond 'Skinny Basic' that I'm interested in.
I'm not sure about BTV but those who have Bell Fibe check your last bil statement, if you see certain channels(vary)will be dropped from the basic service but added to timeshifting. Someone had a link to those changes but I forgot who or the link. That may give some indication to skinny basic at leasty for Fibe TV customers.
: I agree with you. The CRTC should have been more detailed in their original order. It's a sign of the incompetence at the CRTC that they didn't include specifics of how Skinny Basic had to be promoted (advertising, emailing all users, updating website etc.). The way they've done it so far has just left the loopholes there for the BDUs to slip through.
: I just got my monthly BTV bill this afternoon. There is not a mention of any upcoming changes.
The cheapest I've seen so far is Zazeen Tv. It's 9.95/month equipment included, and the skinny basic can be viewed on multiple devices, ie PC, Laptop, Tablet and their Tv Box, and only with skinny basic you don't require their internet service to get it, meaning you can have Rogers Internet, and Zazeen Skinny Basic as an example.
Isn't the Zazeen price 9.95 a month if you prepay for a year?
I called bell since I saw the 14.95 "good" package on their site. Apparently it's my existing package, that I pay 48.95 a month for but only available for new subscribers at that rate for a few months. Rep also told me my $5 per month discount just expired and there was nothing he could offer me now. He said Bell would be sending out notifications to customers when the skinny basic is available. That would be extremely good of them