|reply to rosenqui |
said by rosenqui:Network operators forcing cablecos/satellite/IPTV to buy bundled channels is not unique to Canada. Same thing happens in the USA and elsewhere as well, a predictable side-effect of media consolidation and the consolidated owners wanting to amortize the costs of keeping their less popular channels alive over a wider subscriber base.
Blame Canadian media company consolidation for this
LifeforceHeard, not seen
|reply to stevey_frac |
I'm just saying that OTA + the number of quality IPTV channels you can get elsewhere (for free) definitely do in any price tag.
There are also various outlets (non-Canadian) offering HD channels + other quality, premium stations for a fraction of the cost available to us here in Canada.
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|reply to MrShag |
I think a IPTV option that perhaps is a partnership instead of fully operated by Teksavvy would allow them to focus on their customer and less on the back end of a TV operation. Sounds like a WIN WIN for both. I would love to see a cable option that you can pick all your own channels instead of having only packages.. I REALLY HATE THE BUNDLES which is why most cable packages are too high and why I cut our cable tv and moved to OTA.
With the launch of VMedia I'd really like to see this from TSI. Too bad it's just too complicated - looks like Marc is being very cautious and wary here, a good thing for TSI's future no doubt, but it means another Rogers service I want to drop, but can't.
I like the VMedia idea and pricing but two things stop me:
- I'd have to drop TekSavvy for Internet and go with CIKTEL No thanks.
- VMedia's box looks underwhelming...2 Mbps for HD?
I'm interested in the idea, seeing how much I'm paying Rogers (and more every year!) versus how many channels I actually watch. Why is it again that I have all the sports channels and don't watch sports?!?
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