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  1. 4 Best Satellite and Internet TV Packages Now in Ontario

    Industry News
    Satellite TV can give you the choice you want at a reasonable price. Ontario: it’s the land of Niagara Falls, beaches on the Great Lakes, high-priced cell phone contracts and lots of TV. And when it comes to your viewing pleasure, we all know it’s about having choice. You’re not going to watch...
  2. Fibe TV App For Satellite TV

    Bell Satellite TV
    I received a letter in the mail today saying that satellite customers will now have access to the Fibe tv app. The downside is that the satellite PVR app will be discontinued by the end of December. I have no experience with the Fibe app, I hope that it works ok. EDIT by Dr.Dave: Threads were...
  3. CRTC to Introduce New Watchdog for Cable and Satellite TV Complaints

    Industry News
    Consumers who have a complaint about the TV service they are receiving from a cable or satellite provider will soon be able to have their voice heard with the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services, (CCTS). The CCTS currently functions as an independent watchdog on...
  4. Tablo device can access HDTV signals for free

    Industry News
    A new device developed by an Ottawa start-up is making waves with the ability to stream HDTV signals over the air. Nuvyyo is hoping to provide viewers access to programming from dozens of HD stations available over the air through Tablo, a digital recorder device. Content can be recorded on the...
  5. HD Satellite TV to HTPC

    Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    I currently have a HTPC running xmbc and i was hoping to be able to buy an hd tv tuner card for my pc to beable to stream live tv. Unfortunately i cannot find any current information on this. I would like to use bell expressvu or shaw but if there are others that you can suggest that will work...
  6. Stingray Digital Buys European Music Broadcaster, Musicoola

    Industry News
    Stingray Digital, owner of Galaxie Music Service and The Karaoke Channel, plans to acquire Tel-Aviv-based music broadcaster, Musicoola. This is the eighth acquisition for the Montreal-headquartered multi-channel music operator, since it formed in 2007. Musicoola provides a full suite of linear...
  7. Food Network HD now on Shaw Direct

    Industry News
    The Food Network HD, a high definition version of the Canada digital specialty channel, is now available on Shaw Direct (formerly known as Star Choice). The station, which is a joint venture between Shaw Media and the Food Network in the U.S, will be on free preview to Shaw Direct through April...
  8. Shaw Direct 2012 New Channels Discussion

    Shaw Direct Satellite
    New Channels always generate a lot of discussion so this thread is for discussing new channels in 2012. You're welcome to speculate and discuss new channels coming to Shaw Direct in 2012 but PLEASE unless it's been confirmed by an official press release, be clear about what is speculation and...
  9. Bell Satellite TV

    Industry News
    Bell TV, formerly known as Bell ExpressVu, Dish Network Canada and ExpressVu Dish Network, is the division of Bell Canada that provides Direct-to-Home satellite television service across Canada. The service, which launched on September 10, 1997, has over 1.8 million subscribers and competes...
  10. Shaw gets okay from feds to merge cable and satellite tv operations

    Industry News
    In a broadcasting decision handed down yesterday, the CRTC has granted a request by Shaw Communications Inc., to strike down a 15 year old rule which required a structural separation between Shaw's cable and satellite television operations. Under the old rules, the federal regulator forced Shaw...
  11. Dish Network suffers major outage

    Industry News
    Customers of Dish Network, a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television provider south of the border, were unable to access many channels yesterday. A spokesperson for the company, which has about 14 million subscribers, told CNN the nationwide outage which prevented viewers from watching high...
  12. Problems with new Shaw Direct firmware leaves some customers fuming

    Industry News
    Over the last week Shaw Direct, Canada's second largest direct to home (DTH) satellite television distributor, has been quietly and slowly rolling out new firmware - version 06.22 - for the company's HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 direct-to-home satellite receivers. The update began with a select...
  13. Happy 10th anniversary to the PVR in Canada

    Industry News
    As Digital Home approaches its tenth anniversary in December, we'd like say happy anniversary to one of the most talked about consumer electronic devices on our website over the last decade. Happy 10th Anniversary to the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) in Canada! The first PVR in Canada, the Bell...
  14. Updated Bell External Hard Drive FAQ

    Industry News
    In the last five years, the amount of high definition programming on television has exploded but unfortunately the storage capacity of many HD PVR's has remained virtually unchanged. To deal with the problem, companies like Bell TV have resorted to offering consumers the ability to connect an...
  15. Nine out of ten Canadians subscribe to cable, satellite or IPTV

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Nine out of ten Canadians (89%) subscribed to television services (cable, satellite or IPTV) during the Spring of 2011 while 7% received their TV services over-the-air (OTA) and 2% did not own televisions at all according to a report released this week.
  16. Nine out of ten Canadians subscribe to cable, satellite or IPTV

    Industry News
    Nine out of ten Canadians (89%) subscribed to television services (cable, satellite or IPTV) during the Spring of 2011 while 7% received their TV services over-the-air (OTA) and 2% did not own televisions at all according to a report released this week. The report entitled "Navigating...
  17. Bell Satellite cancels it Interactive TV service

    Industry News
    In a recent note to its customers, Bell TV, Canada's largest Direct-to-Home satellite Television provider, has said it will be cancelling its interactive TV service on August 18th. Update: Bell has contacted Digital Home to inform us that one interactive service has been spared the chopping...
  18. Bell TV expands its IPTV footprint to more than 800,000 households

    Industry News
    In financial results released today BCE said it continues to expand its Internet Protocol Television capable footprint in communities across Ontario and Québec. During the first three months of 2011, the Bell IPTV footprint grew by 60% to encompass more than 800,000 households in Toronto and...
  19. Shaw Direct releases new HD Satellite receiver

    Industry News
    After months of delay, Canada's number two direct-to-home (DTH) satellite provider Shaw Direct has announced the release of its MPEG-4 capable HDDSR 605 high definition digital satellite receiver. The new device, which Shaw customer service has been promising to its customers for over a year...
  20. CBC/Radio Canada demands complete distribution on Satellite TV

    Industry News
    In a statement issued today, CBC/Radio-Canada says that all Bell TV and Shaw Direct subscribers should have access to their local CBC or Radio-Canada television signal. Bell TV currently carries nine of 14 CBC stations and eight of 13 Radio-Canada stations, while Shaw Direct carries only 10 of...
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