Canadian’s major tv service providers have been ordered to provide a basic ‘skinny’ package to customers starting today, March 1/2016. The Skinny package must include local stations such as CBC, CTV and Global, as well as APTN and CPAC, and must be less than $25 per month. Networks also have the option to include American channels ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS in this package, but they aren’t required to.
Extra charges may now include converter box rental, fees for high-def channels, pvr rental and more. The ‘Pick and Pay’ option, to add channels one by one, must be in place by December.
Here’s what the major providers (those available in Alberta) have announced: