July 14, 2015
Bell TV’s streaming service CraveTV will be available to all Canadians starting Jan. 1, 2016 at an unconfirmed price point. The service was is currently available to Bell, Eastlink and Telus internet and TV customers for $4 a month.
The open roll-out follows The move follows a similar announcement from Rogers and Shaw Media’s joint venture, Shomi, which will go live to non-customers this summer. Pricing for Shomi is set to stay the same after it is rolled out widely, costing $8.99 a month.
CraveTV currently costs $4 per month and features the entire off-air library of HBO programming, plus series including “Seinfeld,” “South Park,” “Orphan Black” and many Showtime properties.
According to the last MTM report, 80% of Anglophone Canadians were watching video content through streaming devices in 2014, with about 39% of English Canadians having a Netflix subscription.