Community Distribution: Channel Subscription Costs


Generally speaking, channels that are available free over-the-air in other parts of Canada are free; for example, the CBC, CTV and Global.

"Specialty services" that are available only on cable or satellite (like the History Channel, the ichannel, or the Discovery Channel) have to be paid for: a set fee per household.

Fees range from a couple of cents per subscriber per month for channels that are less in demand, to over $2 per subscriber per month for services such as TSN.

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