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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