All News Channel for British Columbia expected to launch later this year

Global Television owners, Shaw Media, announced today that it has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a regional, Global BC-driven all-news specialty channel.

If the application is approved, then British Columbia can expect its first all-news channel by this summer.

Wind Mobile continues to expand wireless service into new cities

Wind Mobile said this week it has officially launched wireless network coverage in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Cambridge, Ontario. The company also said it was in the final stages of testing in London Ontario with service beginning very soon.

In fact, Digital Home readers report that service is already available in London along with several new stores at Dundas and Richmond and the Sherwood forest malls.

Primus Canada expands VoIP service area

Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.

The company says its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Shaw acquires Sun Country Cablevision

Shaw Communications announced late last Friday that it completed its acquisition of the cable system assets of Sun Country Cablevision Ltd. and its affiliated companies Armstrong Cablecom Ltd. and Enderby Cablecom Ltd.

With just 19 employees, Sun is small company offering television, internet, cable telephone and web hosting services in the central interior region of British Columbia.

Wind Mobile adds coverage in Whistler B.C. and a Miracle plan

On its corporate blog today, Alternate Wireless carrier, Wind Mobile, quietly announced it has expanded coverage to Whistler British Columbia.

In addition to a new coverage area, Wind also announced this past week the “Holiday Miracle Plan,” a $40 a month special promotion which combines the companies Always Shout plus Infinite data plans.

Telus IPTV service now available in Prince George

Telus this week announced that its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service, called Optik TV, is now available in Prince George, British Columbia.

The company’s IPTV offerings are similar to digital cable or satellite television except that TV signals are distributed to viewers using a high speed internet connection over phone lines rather than through a cable or satellite connection.

Telus TV rebranded Optik TV

Telus today announced that its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service in B.C. and Alberta, previously known as Telus TV, will now be known as Optik TV.

The company’s IPTV offerings are similar to digital cable or satellite television except that tv signals are distributed to viewers using a high speed internet connection over phone lines rather than through a cable or satellite connection.