Web Video Winning Over More Canadian Viewers

Just how much do Canadians like watching online video? Apparently, quite a bit according to new data from Ipsos MediaCT. A recent online survey of 3,500 Canadians indicates that almost one in four spend more time watching online video than TV shows. Nearly 88 percent are now watching online videos at least once a week. The […]

YouTube launches movie rental service in Canada

In a post on the official YouTube blog, Google today announced that Canadians will now be able to rent over a thousand full-length movies from the site.

Pricing for movies, which are DVD (480i) quality, starts at $2.99 for older films with new releases priced at $4.99. No high definition (HD) rentals yet.

Playstation Video Store opens in Canada

Almost two years after it opened in the United State, the Sony Playstation Video store has now opened in Canada in English and French to compete with the Apple iTunes movie store.

Sony says the more than 1,000 movies and TV shows are available in High-Definition (HD) or Standard Definition (SD), with movies available to rent from CA$3.99, movies to purchase from CA$9.99, and TV shows to purchase from CA$1.99.

Rogers on demand online service now out of beta

After a seven month beta phase, Rogers Cable announced today that its Rogers on demand online (RODO) service offering is no longer in beta.

RODO is an online portal where Rogers Cable, Rogers Wireless and Rogers internet subscribers can watch video from various content providers such as Rogers Media, CanWest and Corus.

YouTube celebrates fifth anniversary

Five years ago this month, YouTube launched the beta version of its site to the world, six months before the official launch in November 2005.

The site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day.

HBO shows now available at Bell TV online portal

Bell TV and Astral have recently announced that select HBO television programming is now available through the Bell TV Online portal.

HBO titles available over an internet connection include The Pacific, How to Make it in America, Big Love, Real Time with Bill Maher and Treme, as well as the new seasons of True Blood, Hung and Entourage.