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Telus to bring streaming TV to its customers

technologyEdward KiledjianComment
Image by schmilblick used under Creative Commons License

Image by schmilblick used under Creative Commons License

Bell Media announced (Link) a new streaming service called "Project Latte" where they will deliver "the best content on television". The offering will offer both past and current shows (including HBO's library). The Bell offering will be delivered via the web, wireless and TV. Before you jump for joy thinking this is finally the next evolution of TV

“Project Latte” will therefore be made available to all TV subscribers in the country
— Bell Media

Fast forward to today and Telus has signed a distribution deal for "Project Latte" (Link). Remeber that quote I just talked about? This service will initially be available to customers of Telus Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Aliant FireOp TV and Bell Satellite TV (ExpressVU).

This could have been a fantastic offering if it did not require a cable subscription. Like our American brothers and sisters, Canadians are dumping landline phones and traditional cable television (Link) and companies will have to modernize to stay relevant.