Bell’s Crave TV to See 50% Price Increase to $6 on Feb. 1, 2016


If you’re a current Bell CraveTV subscriber, the service is set to increase in price starting February 1, 2016. The price will see a 50 percent jump from $4 to $6 per month, as noted on the company’s website:

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Currently, CraveTV requires a TV subscription for access, but starting on January 1, 2016, the company will open the streaming service “to all Canadians with access to the Internet.” Looks like the price increase will come just after the service becomes available to everyone.

Currently, Netflix Canada starts at $7.99 per month for a basic plan (limited to one stream, non-HD), with the standard plan at $9.99 and premium at $11.99. CraveTV’s $6 per month pricing looks to undercut streaming rivals Netflix, and Rogers and Shaw’s Shomi, which starts at $8.99 per month.

Also increasing in price are monthly rates for Bell Satellite TV services, also starting on February 1, 2016:

  • Good – $46.95
  • Select – $70.95
  • Better – $82.95
  • Best – $122.95

There’s no word whether more content will be included with CraveTV’s price jump. Last month, Bell secured an exclusive licensing deal as the sole distributor of HBO content in Canada.

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  • Mark Holoubek

    Of course, the big question is whether the current $4 and future $6 price points are only for existing Bell customers. Methinks that the rest of us will be charged more.

  • Chrome262

    just use netflix lol at that pice its almost the same. and I have notice that Shomi has a few shows that netflix Canada doesn’t but then checked the US and they are there. Is there some deal they made or something?

  • Michal

    dont they have to provide some a-la-carte tier also… ? so glad i cut that cord. good/select/better/best pricing doesnt sound that great… to me.

  • Tim

    It’s not, especially if you’re a hockey fan.

    Bell’s ‘good’ package has TSN 1,3,4,5, if you want the regional Sportsnet channels, you need to have the ‘select’ package. Want TSN2, Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360? you need the ‘better’ package. Want NHL Centre Ice for out of market games? that’s an extra $200