Colba.Net launching Montreal IPTV this year

Colba.Net will launch an IPTV service this year in Montreal, aiming to undercut rivals with a double-play Internet and TV package. In October the regulator, the CRTC, approved Colba.Netís application for a Class 1 broadcasting licence covering around 400,000 homes in the Montreal area.

The newcomerís IPTV service will include HD channels as well as unlimited Internet access and access to online services like Netflix and Apple TV, the company said in a release. The service will start from CAD$20 per month for a twelve-month, paid upfront subscription, in an attempt to take on well-established operators Videotron and Bell Canada in the Quebec market.