Cable / Telecom News

Mascon launches skinny basic early, for $20/month

SALMON ARM, B.C. – Independent cableco Mascon has launched a new skinny basic package, called the Digital Starter, for just $20-a-month.Based on the CRTC’s new rules mandating a new small basic TV package (which came out of its Let’s Talk TV policy hearing), Mascon is one of the first to launch such a package, months ahead of the March 2016 deadline where all carriers must offer a so-called skinny package of Canadian channels and the 9(1)(h) Commission-mandated must-carries. The CRTC’s mandated price, however, is $25/month.Mascon’s Digital Starter package offers 25 different video channels, plus access to PPV and VOD and...