$25 Cable Package Available Starting Today
Prince George, B.C. – A big CRTC cable package mandated change kicked in today.
The change means cable and satellite providers must provide a ‘skinny package,’ or $25 cap on the most basic television service.
At Shaw, it means the launch of a new entry-level TV package they’re calling ‘Limited TV.’ It offers 40 channels and can be augmented with new small theme packs.
Previously Shaw’s cheapest package was ‘Personal TV’ which offers 65 channels and costs $29.90 a month.
Over at Telus, they’ve also launched a new skinny basic package entitled ‘Lite.’ It offers on average 35 channels with the additional option of choosing from a variety of ‘add-on’ packs.
Its price drops to $20 a month if bundled with another service such as internet, mobility or home phone.
By comparison, their previous most basic package called ‘Essentials’ is $33 in a bundle.