Fort Saskatchewan Telus Providers Give Viewers the Freedom to Choose
Are you looking for alternatives to cable TV bundles where you aren’t even watching half of the channels offered? That can be fixed.
Last March, 2015 the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) mandated that cable and satellite providers must offer “pick-and-pay” options by March of the following year. This plan gives subscribers more freedom over the channels they want to watch. If not possible, they can still offer small-bundle packages but must have pick-and-pay by December, 2016.
The CRTC also placed a limit on the price of pick-and-pay bundles at $25 a month. They hope that this will mitigate defections from cable to internet TV.
It’s a dream come true, to say the least. Years before this ruling, many viewers had dreamed of choosing their own channels to save on cable fees. On top of that, it reduces the number of TV channels you have to memorize to dial on your remote. Now that Canada is on this route, south of the border, the U.S. will be watching closely to see if the plan will work.
Fort Saskatchewan Telus providers like Telus/Cambridge Electronics Incorporated are already offering the freedom of choice, starting at $20 a month for 125 channels and no less than 20 high-definition (HD) channels. With thousands of channels to choose from, however, building your own entertainment suite can be a chore.
At the very least, you can start with a basic suite of 40 channels, including a handful of local ones. You’re left to choose the remaining 85 channels or so, conveniently grouped into theme packs from popular choices to sports. Selecting a theme pack gives you access to all the channels in that theme pack. If you still have room for more, you’ll have to select the rest individually.
It would be best to do your research on your preferred channels before including them in your customized plan. See if any of their TV shows spark your interest. Do you fancy watching a play-by-play reenactment of history? Do you want tips on how to cook your favorite meals on the fly? Do you like watching a good movie or two?
There’s still a year before the CRTC’s directive takes effect. Until then, choose your channels carefully and save on Fort Saskatchewan Telus TV entertainment.
(Source: “Canadians to be allowed to ‘pick and pay’ TV channels,” Reuters, March 19, 2015)