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post #30 of (permalink) Old 2015-11-15, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by reidw View Post
I thought the date for all changes relating to Basic and Pay-as-you-go is Dec. 2016 but I could be wrong.
From the CRTC:

Based on all of the above, the Commission will require all licensed terrestrial and direct-to-home (DTH) distributors to provide to their subscribers by March 2016 an entry-level service
... by March 2016, all discretionary services will have to be offered by licensed broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) either on a pick-and-pay basis or in small, reasonably priced packages, which may either be created by the subscriber (for example, pick-5 or pick-10) or pre-assembled (for example, theme packs). Further, by December 2016, all discretionary services will have to be offered on both a pick-and-pay and a small package basis by all licensed BDUs. This will give distributors time to make the changes that are needed to roll out these new options to their subscribers.
Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-96
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