SaskTel to Offer Bell’s CraveTV Streaming Service Starting May 12
Bell has announced it has signed on SaskTel as its latest distributor of its CraveTV streaming service, set to begin on May 12, available to maxTV subscribers.
“We are delighted to be able to deliver CraveTV to the Saskatchewan market by partnering up with SaskTel,” said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. “We are committed to providing CraveTV to Canadians across the country and continue talks with all television providers to make that goal a reality.”
SaskTel joins NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Eastlink and TELUS Optik as distributors of CraveTV. Earlier this week, CraveTV (and shomi) made their way onto Apple TV.
As for why Rogers subscribers don’t have CraveTV access yet, Bell CEO Kevin Crull formerly explained the option has been available to the former since launch with “a generous margin.” However, given Rogers and Shaw have their own streaming service shomi, it would not make sense to offer options to view a rival’s services.
CraveTV costs $4 per month, but requires a cable TV subscription (in other words ‘cord cutters’ can’t access it as a standalone service like Netflix). How are you liking CraveTV so far?