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rosenqui
Premium
join:2004-05-28
Kanata, ON
reply to Guspaz

Re: zazeen / acanac iptv going live soon - website updated

said by Guspaz:

$40 for basic TV is way too much considering FibeTV is $24.24/mth for the basic package (all fees included), with a free STB...

In Ontario FibeTV is $37.95/month plus $3 "digital services fee", plus LPIF fee. There's a lot of fine print too; I gather you pay $13.86/month to rent their PVR if you don't have a Bell bundle.

As usual, beware the fine print with Bell/Rogers/Videotron.

I think Zazeen will be competitive but I hope that they eventually offer a ~$20 basic package with the mandated "must carry" channels and then allow pick & pay for others. One of the complaints many people have with the incumbents is their forced bundling of channels, making you take a more expensive tier just to get one or two extra channels you want.


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23

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said by rosenqui:

said by Guspaz:

$40 for basic TV is way too much considering FibeTV is $24.24/mth for the basic package (all fees included), with a free STB...

In Ontario FibeTV is $37.95/month plus $3 "digital services fee", plus LPIF fee. There's a lot of fine print too; I gather you pay $13.86/month to rent their PVR if you don't have a Bell bundle.

As usual, beware the fine print with Bell/Rogers/Videotron.

I think Zazeen will be competitive but I hope that they eventually offer a ~$20 basic package with the mandated "must carry" channels and then allow pick & pay for others. One of the complaints many people have with the incumbents is their forced bundling of channels, making you take a more expensive tier just to get one or two extra channels you want.

I can't speak to Fibe pricing in Ontairo, but in Quebec, Fibe's basic offer is:

The Basic (including HD)
$9.95 per month for months 1-6
$24.24 per month after
No extra fees
STB included
Includes 59 tv/radio channels (but no Space, Food, etc).

So, Zazeen's channel lineup isn't too bad, but they're missing most local channels for Montreal (no CTV, no CBC), and they're still calling it a "basic" package. It costs a lot more than Bell's basic package... If the competitive feature is that it has more channels, they shouldn't call it basic.

EDIT: Here's the channels in Bell's $24.24 package:


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nitzguy
Premium
join:2002-07-11
Sudbury, ON
No Sportsnet available at all makes it a non-starter for me, and too bad, I was truly/seriously interested in this...

But since I can't even get it even if I buy the package and am stuck with TSN, I'll have to figure out another way to get Blue Jays games this year.


rednekcowboy

join:2012-03-21
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Acanac
reply to Guspaz
said by Guspaz:

I can't speak to Fibe pricing in Ontairo, but in Quebec, Fibe's basic offer is:

The Basic (including HD)
$9.95 per month for months 1-6
$24.24 per month after
No extra fees
STB included
Includes 59 tv/radio channels (but no Space, Food, etc).

So, Zazeen's channel lineup isn't too bad, but they're missing most local channels for Montreal (no CTV, no CBC), and they're still calling it a "basic" package. It costs a lot more than Bell's basic package... If the competitive feature is that it has more channels, they shouldn't call it basic.

EDIT: Here's the channels in Bell's $24.24 package:
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Yes, but in order to get Fibe, you have to subscribe to Bell internet and that will absolutely never happen with me, at least.


Spare

join:2004-04-14
min2p6
reply to Guspaz
Faked going in bell site as being in Quebec but in your fine print as well as Ontario it states in a bundle with home phone which means in Ontario another $5.00 on top of that if you don't have home phone . Don't now if it means the same thin in Quebec.

funny0

join:2010-12-22
reply to rosenqui
said by rosenqui:

said by Guspaz:

$40 for basic TV is way too much considering FibeTV is $24.24/mth for the basic package (all fees included), with a free STB...

In Ontario FibeTV is $37.95/month plus $3 "digital services fee", plus LPIF fee. There's a lot of fine print too; I gather you pay $13.86/month to rent their PVR if you don't have a Bell bundle.

As usual, beware the fine print with Bell/Rogers/Videotron.

I think Zazeen will be competitive but I hope that they eventually offer a ~$20 basic package with the mandated "must carry" channels and then allow pick & pay for others. One of the complaints many people have with the incumbents is their forced bundling of channels, making you take a more expensive tier just to get one or two extra channels you want.

ya and if you take that pvr back or have them come pick it up they try and forget they gave you a receipt then cut off 9/11 on ya and your telephone and everything then hijack your line to prevent you getting TSI internet....

yea wonderful aint it.


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
After 36 months, Bell gives you ownership of the PVR. Until then, it's a $0 rental.

Also, Zazeen does have Space (in HD no less), dunno what you're talking about.
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Dunlop

join:2011-07-13
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Bell Fibe
said by Guspaz:

After 36 months, Bell gives you ownership of the PVR. Until then, it's a $0 rental.

Also, Zazeen does have Space (in HD no less), dunno what you're talking about.

Same deal for any receiver you rent. The price I mention above factors i the $5.50 for the second receiver and after 3 years I own it as well.