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Bell Canada Launches ‘Fibe TV’ Digital Television Service10:40 pm on September 14, 2010 | Category: Telecom Services, Television
A week after buying broadcaster, CTV, Bell Canada has officially launched Fibe TV, a subscription IPTV offering similar to Telus Corp.’s Optik service.
The company has been testing Fibe TV in parts of Toronto and Montreal over the past few months, and will now launch the service commercially in several neighbourhoods of those cities. Five years from now, Bell anticipates that Fibe will be available to five million Canadian households.
“We’ve announced our intention of being Canada’s largest television distribution service by the year 2015 and this is the platform that will propel us to achieve that number one position,” commented the president of Bell’s residential services division, Kevin Crull.
In addition to the standard Canadian networks, Fibe TV comes with over 70 international channels, and 100 channels in HD.
“We went from black and white to colour and then to high-definition,” Crull said. “And you think of the size of each of those leaps, and now going to Fibe TV is an equally large leap for the product, and it’s just going to continue to evolve. It’s the platform, very much, of the future of this industry.”
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