I’m this close to getting rid of Bell TV.
I’m just not impressed with their satellite TV service. It seems like every channel I come across that I want, you have to pay extra to get it.
For instance, TSN2 was available for some time to Bell TV customers in 2008. However, if you wanted the channel, you would have to upgrade to a more expensive package. I held off for long as I could, until I found out Sunday Night Baseball was being switched over to TSN2 in 2010. I bit the bullet and paid for the upgrade.
Then there’s the issue of HD channels. There are fewer HD channels then there are in the states, about 100 less HD channels than on DirecTV or DISH Network. Many of their regular cable channels, such as Movietime, Dusk, and Much Music are not available on Bell TV in HD.
However, TSN & TSN2 are available in HD. But guess what? You have to pay for the privilege.
As of this point, I’m paying nearly $150 dollars for satellite, a ridiculous amount considering the crap that’s on Canadian TV.
I’m amazed with satellite TV companies here in Canada. They jack the prices for programming, then they force you to take programming you know you’re not going to watch. Then they play hardball with companies knowing that you’re going to want to watch, and then pass the costs over to you.
It’s been like that for years, and not just with Canadian satellite companies! It’s with US cable companies, as well.
Unfortunately, I live in a rural area in Southeastern Ontario, so cable TV is not an option for us. If it was, I’d definitely consider Cogeco or, if available, Rogers. Shaw Direct is also not an option, as they have even less programming and HD selections. I’ve been told it’s illegal to obtain DirecTV or DISH in Canada. Maybe Bell TV had something to do with it, as they want to stop the bleeding on their bad service.
So, I’m at a loss. Suggestions on what I should do?