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Bell Media's CraveTV to become available to all Canadians on Jan. 1

07/13/2015 05:23 EDT | Updated 07/13/2016 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Bell Media's streaming service CraveTV will be available to all Canadians beginning Jan. 1.

The service is currently available only to subscribers of certain television providers, including Bell, Eastlink and Telus.

A spokesman for Bell Media would not confirm pricing details yet.

The service currently costs $4 per month and features the entire off-air library of HBO programming, plus series including "Seinfeld," "South Park," "Orphan Black" and many Showtime properties.

CraveTV competitor Shomi announced in May that it would soon be available to all Canadians as well.

Once exclusive to Rogers and Shaw customers, Shomi will open up to the rest of the country sometime this summer.

That service costs $8.99 per month, while Netflix starts at $7.99 monthly.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version gave an incorrect timetable for Shomi's launch to all consumers