Last year the CRTC mandated cable and satellite TV companies in Canada had to begin offering new TV options, such as $25 ‘skinny’ TV packages, to be available to customers March 1, 2016.
We’ve already seen Shaw release their package, made available to customers just over a week ago, and now Rogers has revealed their ‘skinny’ TV package.
Below is the basic package, priced at $24.99 instead of $25. It includes Canadian stations such as CBC, City, CTV, Global, plus U.S. stations like ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, and overall looks identical to Shaw (no surprise):
Rogers has also offered Theme Packs available for the Starter Package, priced from $3 all the way to $18. Check them out below:
Bell and TELUS have yet to reveal their ‘skinny’ TV packages, but you can bet they’ll be out shortly, following Rogers.
What do you think about these basic starter packages and the prices of theme packs? Will you be jumping on them?
Update: Rogers clarified via email the ‘skinny’ package includes HD channels, while rental cost for digital boxes “remains the same.”
Update 2: Looks like Rogers released details for this package today after an employee leaked them to CBC News. Bell told CBC News they haven’t posted their package yet “for competitive reasons,” while TELUS says they will post theirs on the March 1 deadline.