Cable & Telecom

LET’S TALK TV: Skinny basic for $25, pick and pay coming next year

OTTAWA–GATINEAU – Let the unbundling begin.  The CRTC said Thursday that Canadians TV viewers will be able to subscribe to a skinny basic programming package for $25 starting next March, and by December, will be able to choose TV channels on a pick-and-pay basis as well as in small packages.In the fourth in a series of decisions stemming from its TV Policy Review, known as Let's Talk TV, the Commission said that a skinny basic service “will prioritize local and regional news and information programs" plus include public interest channels such as the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) and Aboriginal Peoples...