shomi strikes programming deal with FX, Fox

by Christina Peden The competition for your streaming dollars just got a little stiffer today. shomi, the Rogers-Shaw joint venture into subscription video-on-demand, announced that they have reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to secure the programming rights to past seasons of FX, FXX and Fox original series. These include the likes of Sons […]

Bell still fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers makes huge gains, says Netflix

by Christina Peden Bell is still on top when it comes to ISP speeds, but Rogers is certainly gaining on them, at least according Netflix Canada’s monthly ISP rankings. Bell`s fiber optic service offers speeds of 3.29 Mbps. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, also show Telus in dead last amongst Canada’s major […]

No “Netflix Tax”, company cautions CRTC

by Christina Peden Netflix is warning the CRTC against imposing a tax on the American online streaming giant because they say they do plenty of business in Canada.  Meanwhile, the CBC is calling for Netflix Canada to subsidize the production of Canadian content. Imposing a ‘Netflix tax’ could “make it more difficult for Netflix to […]

Bell still first in Netflix ISP speed rankings

by Christina Peden Bell once again offers the fastest internet speed in the country on its fiber optic network, according to Netflix. The online streaming service yesterday released its ISP Speed Index for the month of May. April’s results caused quite a stir as communications giant Rogers came in dead last among 14 Canadian ISPs. […]

Netflix Adds Profiles Feature to Create Multiple Accounts

Netflix will start rolling out its new Profiles feature on August 1, which allows members to create a separate “profile” for each member of their household. Each account, which still goes for $8, can have up to five profiles included at no extra cost. “We continually innovate and are proud to deliver an even better, […]

Shaw To Launch Digital Video On-Demand Service

Netflix will have another competitor in Canada, as Shaw Communications plans to launch a Web video service. Shaw Go, will feature newly released movies and premium television programs such as Game of Thrones, reports the National Post. Shaw plans to employ content from pay-TV stations including Movie Central and HBO Canada and will make them […]

BCE Plans to Rival Netflix

George Cope, CEO of BCE, said that if the acquisition of Astral Media goes through, a made-in-Canada competitor to Netflix, available in English and French, will be launched. In defending BCE’s purchase of Astral at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing on Sept. 10th, Cope said the competitive service will be available on demand, […]

Netflix Expands UFC Coverage in Canada

Netflix will be expanding its Ultimate Fighting Championship content offering in Canada. Canadian subscribers will now have access to a greater variety of new and classic UFC events, highlights series and the hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter. UFC fans will be able to stream more fights from the big names including Georges St-Pierre, Anderson […]

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