Thought it might be useful to open a thread for the announcements and launch of the new <$25 CRTC mandated skinny basic packages.
The first that I have seen was announced today by VMedia at a competitive $17.95, a significant reduction on their $30 entry point prior to this.
As well as main GTHA OTA stations it also includes:
- US networks
- TV5 and Unis, CPAC, APTN, RDI, Weather, OLeg, TFO, AMI, TVA Montreal.
TheSkinny TV Package
It will be interesting to see how others in the market respond both pricewise and over inclusion of US networks. Also how the market price holds as VMedia expand beyond Ontario and Quebec.
EDIT by Dr.Dave: Since we are discussing the fine details of the CRTC policy that implements Skinny Basic and Pick and Pay or
small theme packs by March 2016, I've included the link here:
Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-96