Cable Tv Canada

Can Big Telecom Stop The Cord-Cutter Exodus?

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business

Maybe they can, but they haven't yet.

CRTC To Probe If Your Cable Co. Is Giving You The 'Skinny'

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business

Regulator has received complaints about skinny basic cable's implementation.

Cable TV Losing Customers 6 Times As Fast As Last Year

CBC | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Business

David Stevens loves his Rogers cable TV package. "We are able to customize the channels that we watch and only pay for those channels," says the Londo...

Canadians Cutting The Cord Six Times Faster This Year Than Last

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canadian TV providers are losing customers six times faster this year than they did last year, according to new research from Ottawa-based Boon Dog Pr...

Canadians Can't Take Any More Telecom Price Hikes, Study Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Business

There has been “a sharp increase in prices” in telecom services, and with an economic slowdown and growing debt burdens hanging over consumers, Ca...

CBC Report: Growing Number Of Canadians Cutting Traditional Television

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Business

The May 2015 report said more than half of Canadians currently without cable television have "cut the cord," meaning they had a television subscription and cancelled it.

Internet Bills To Rise As Cable TV Heads Into ‘Veritable Bloodbath'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Business

Cord-cutting, combined with more consumer-friendly rules from the CRTC, will send Canada’s telecoms into a TV-services “bloodbath” from which th...

Cord-Cutting Accelerates In Canada

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new report says more Canadians are choosing to cancel their cable TV and satellite packages and there's no sign of the migration slowing d...

Cutting The Cable TV Cord? The Anti-Cable Guy Can Help

CBC | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business

The cable guy has a new competitor: the anti-cable guy. He helps you cut the cord on traditional television services and hooks you up with alternative...

Under CRTC's New Rules, David Can Finally Fight Goliath

CBC | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Business

Most of the media attention following Thursday's CRTC announcement focused on new "pick-and-pay" channel options and basic packages. However, some ...

Sunny Freeman

TiVo Comes To Canada! | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Business

TiVo, the set-top box that lets Americans record live TV to watch later, has landed in Canada. Cogeco Cable, which only operates in Ontario and Que...

Will Netflix and YouTube Kill TV?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada TV
Barry Kiefl

The real question people are starting to ask: why pay for a lot of channels with so many commercials? CBC, which is now mostly funded by taxpayers, and any other network with a business model that can eliminate or at least reduce ads, can flourish in this new environment. That is, by giving viewers what they really want, programs, not commercials.

Shaw, Rogers Losing Cable Customers At A Rate Of 200,000 A Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Business

No wonder Shaw and Rogers, the two largest cable TV providers in Canada, recently joined forces to create a Netflix competitor. Between them, they’v...

Canadians Want Caps On Cable TV Prices: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Business

In news likely to cause Canada’s telecom executives to break out in cold sweats, a poll has found Canadians strongly support government regulation o...

Cord-Cutting Reaches A Tipping Point

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Business

For the first time ever, the number of households in Canada paying for TV has shrunk, raising the possibility that the phenomenon of cord-cutting has ...

We Just Got One Step Closer To Pick-And-Pay Cable TV

CBC | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada has moved a step closer to pick-and-pay cable television packages for consumers, with the broadcast regulator revealing its thoughts on how ...

Bell Goes To War With Feds, Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Business

As the Great Wireless War of this past summer cools off, Bell Canada has signalled it’s willing to get into another dispute with the federal governm...

We're More Hesitant To Pull The Plug Than Many People Think

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Watching television on the Internet is cheap and convenient, but so far only a small number of Canadians have cut the cord on traditional v...

Feds To Force TV Providers To Offer 'Pick And Pay'

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government will unveil plans this week to force cable and satellite TV providers to offer consumers so-called pick-and-pay servic...

Cord-Cutting? Canadian Cable Companies Rake In Huge Profits

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Business

A growing number of Canadians may be ditching their cable and satellite services, but there are plenty of others to take their place, data from the CR...

The Week in Review: Can CanCon Rules Survive Netflix?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week, we learned that about one in five Canadian television subscribers has said goodbye to cable or satellite contracts and opted to get his TV fix from streaming and over-the-air sources instead. This makes me wonder about the future of Canadian content rules. Mandating the percentage of CanCon that gets aired works in the cable monopoly model, but it's a tough feat when consumers are selecting and purchasing what they will watch on an individual show-by-show basis. Government's attempts at force-feeding viewers particular categories of pedigreed entertainment are going to become a losing proposition.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Canadians Ditching Cable: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Business

About one in 50 Canadian TV subscribers has ditched their cable or satellite service to rely on streaming and over-the-air TV, according to a new stud...

Still Glued To The Boob Tube

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Live TV, such as sporting events, will keep the vast majority of Canadian viewers from "cutting the cord" on traditional TV services in 201...

Pick And Pay TV? Rogers Trials A-La-Carte Cable Service

CP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. will test a program to offer television customers more flexibility, in response to the federal broadcast regulato...

Canadians Cutting The Cord From Cable TV

The Globe and Mail | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business

Ms. Diaz Halminen, whose family gets by with a digital antenna, an Apple TV and a Netflix subscription, is among a new breed of gadget-savvy viewers w...