Ma Bell plans to be the Canada’s biggest TV provider within 5 years, outstripping cable companies by offering TV over the Internet. So promised BCE chief executive officer George Cope.
Bell Canada will start offering television to Internet subscribers in Toronto and Montreal later this year, he said, cities where the telco has recently opened its new Fibe fibre optic-based Internet service. Next year IPTV will be a “major initiative,” he added.
Bell already has 1.8 million subscribers to its satellite TV service.