OTTAWA – After months of deliberation, the Canadian Radio and Television Commission released a ruling requiring large cable companies like Rogers and Bell to offer customers the kind of cheap, easy-access service the internet already provides them.
“We know what Canadians want,” said CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais “They want to watch shows they like, when they want to watch them, just like on Netflix. And they want to pick and choose which network’s content to see, similar to how they can online. Most importantly they want to do so for one set monthly cost with no extra fees, such as an unlimited internet package.”
Blais proceeded to unveil his vision of the future of cable packages, involving entire seasons worth of content being available immediately to customers and even the creation of special “sharing channels” where customers can post clips of their favourite episodes.
Canadians’ reaction to the move has been quite positive.
“Sounds like a great idea to me,” said Cornwall resident Alan Forster as he continued to scroll through available downloads on Apple TV.