In April of this year, MTS Allstream Inc., Canada's largest Internet Protocol television (IPTV) service provider, announced that it had started to roll out its high definition television (HDTV) service in Winnipeg.
Since that time MTS has added many new HD stations to its line-up, including eighteen last week, and is now the number one provider of HD channels in Winnipeg.
Research this week by Digital Home finds that, in Winnipeg, MTS TV is now offering substantially more HD channels than Shaw for less money. Currently MTS is offering 48 HD channels in Winnipeg compared to just 33 for Shaw. (Complete lists below)
In addition to offering more HD channels, MTS is offering them at a cheaper price.
MTS pricing for non-movie HD channels from MTS is $64 a month which includes all 43 HD channels and a high definition set top box. The TMN and HBO HD channel will cost an extra $19 a month while the SuperChannel package will cost you an additional $17 a month.
On Shaw, all of the non-movie HD channels (28 in total) will set you back $70 a month plus the cost of an High Definition set top box. The TMN and HBO HD channel package will cost an extra $16 a month while the SuperChannel package will cost you an additional $16 a month.
Excluding the Movie Channel packages, MTS is now offering 43 HD channels and an HD set top box for $64 a month while Shaw is offering 28 channels for $70 per month without a set top box. An HD set top box from Shaw currently retails in Winnipeg for $300.
The clear choice for HD in Winnipeg is now MTS TV.
MTS TV HD Offering in Winnipeg
Shaw HD Offering
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