For those living in the east end of the GTA, Fibe TV is coming soon! I recently had a Bell technician over to hook up my internet and got some insider info on the new Fibe TV service. For those that don’t know, Fibe TV is essentially Bell’s equivalent to IPTV in the States. It is television streamed through the internet at SD or even full HD.
The service offers all the channels that one would receive on any satellite service from the same company (sadly, we only have Bell to chose from for now). What is different will be that Fibe TV will not be as inconsistent as satellite. No more fuzzy channels on bad weather days. It offers the selection of satellite with the consistency of cable.
Fibe TV has already been available in certain parts of Canada for a while now. However, very few people have signed up as you would normally need to be a fiber optic internet subscriber and rent the more expensive modem as well as receiver. In addition, very few people know about this service.
According to the technician, Bell technically already has the service in place. They are just waiting for a launch date which will occur in the next few weeks. They are currently polling locals and trying to decide when it would be best to offer so as to get the most subscribers. The first month will be $30 with access to all available channels. Following months will be $30 for basic channels and more for additional packages.
So don’t sign that 1 year or 3 year contract with a service provider just yet, things are about to get more interesting!