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MacRumors
Dec 12, 2007, 07:56 AM
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Apple announced (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/12/12itunes.html) today that they've launched television sales for the iTunes Store in Canada.
"We're thrilled to bring television programming to the iTunes Store in Canada in time for the holiday season," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "We're off to a great start with hit shows from CBC, CTV, Comedy Central and MTV Networks, along with the best of classic and current NHL action."
Shows are available for CAN$1.99 per episode. Show availability includes:

- CBC's comedy programs "Little Mosque on the Prairie" and "The Rick Mercer Report," reality programming "No Opportunity Wasted" and "Dragon's Den;"
- CTV's smash hit comedy "Corner Gas," dramas "Instant Star," "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and "Robson Arms;"
- Comedy Central's "Drawn Together," "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "South Park;"
- MTV Networks programs "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "The Hills;"
- NHL Games of the Year, including top NHL games in their entirety for the 2007-2008 season, as well as Stanley Cup Classics, a five-game bundle of great Stanley Cup Final games.



Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/12/12/apple-launches-television-content-on-itunes-canada/)



lazyrighteye
Dec 12, 2007, 08:00 AM
Congrats, neighbors!

rl.
Dec 12, 2007, 08:02 AM
Finally. Though I don't know what I would actually watch other than Dragons Den or RMR. Well at least its a start.

boxlight
Dec 12, 2007, 08:02 AM
I sort of like Corner Gas, I'll pass on just about all the other shows.

But NHL games ... THIS IS GOLDEN!! BEAUTY!

- NHL Games of the Year, including top NHL games in their entirety for the 2007-2008 season, as well as Stanley Cup Classics, a five-game bundle of great Stanley Cup Final games.

twoodcc
Dec 12, 2007, 08:05 AM
good for the northerners!

newappleboy
Dec 12, 2007, 08:07 AM
Pretty sure Avatar isn't MTV, it's Nickelodeon. Maybe I'm wrong. Does MTV own Nick somehow? :p

Chef Medeski
Dec 12, 2007, 08:07 AM
NHL games... sweet. I wonder how long it will be posted after the game. For $2, too even though its the length of a movie. Plus I love the price is the same as the US Store. Beautiful!

Surely
Dec 12, 2007, 08:11 AM
It's good that we finally have this option. I didn't think it would ever happen.

Unfortunately for me, none of the shows that are being offered are very interesting to me. How anti-climatic. Not a great selection yet, but I would guess that new shows will be added eventually.

The only show I would have bought is South Park, but I've already downloaded them all from southparkx.net.

Hopefully we'll see some classic SCTV, Kids in the Hall, Degrassi (Jr. High and High), and some cool Canadian documentaries.

Everybody wants something, they'll never give up.........
http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/alley/9338/degrassi/degrassizitearly.jpg

dAlen
Dec 12, 2007, 08:16 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if apple would make it to Europe...oh, wait - they did.
They just forgot that Hungary is part of it! :)

Well congratulations Canada...you were finally brought in from the cold! lol

Peace

dAlen

TEG
Dec 12, 2007, 08:17 AM
Pretty sure Avatar isn't MTV, it's Nickelodeon. Maybe I'm wrong. Does MTV own Nick somehow? :p

Nickeloden is owned by MTV.
MTV is owned by Viacom.
Viacom is owned by National Amusements (which also owns CBS).
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The only problem with this is that those of us in the US lucky enough to get the CBC on our local cable systems cannot get those CBC shows through iTunes. I for one really enjoy "Little Mosque on the Prairie" and RMR, but where is "Royal Canadian Air Farce", "This Hour has 22 Minutes", and "Just for Laughs" (not to be confused with the show with the same name on ABC, which is actually the show 'Just for Laughs: Gags'.)

I think these networks/studios are missing one great thing they could use iTunes for... distributing their content internationally, with out the pesky problems of syndication and dealing with other stations.

TEG

Sean7512
Dec 12, 2007, 08:19 AM
Why can't we (U.S.) get current NHL games?? We already have the classic series and the stanley cup series. But other games, we don't get......Maybe thats a good thing, I don't want to see that 8-2 loss last night EVER again! :p

zombitronic
Dec 12, 2007, 08:20 AM
It's aboot time!

http://www.arkworld.com/southpark/pics/greetings321.jpg

D3nZ
Dec 12, 2007, 08:22 AM
Who of us in Canada watches hockey?? I mean I Don't. Kidding This is great stuff and hopefully this will bring other good news for Apple in Canada in the upcomming weeks or months. I think I'm gonna wear a hat like Joey today, just to celebrate.

Yateball
Dec 12, 2007, 08:22 AM
The NHL portion of this is amazingly sweet!!

SO smart to have NHL on there too, they know exactly what us Canadians are all about. Eh?

Little Mosque, Dragon's Den, etc. are all blah but I'm sure there's some fellow canucks out there that like it.

Can't wait to go home and see what NHL content is available.

DaBrain
Dec 12, 2007, 08:36 AM
I sort of like Corner Gas, I'll pass on just about all the other shows.

But NHL games ... THIS IS GOLDEN!! BEAUTY!

- NHL Games of the Year, including top NHL games in their entirety for the 2007-2008 season, as well as Stanley Cup Classics, a five-game bundle of great Stanley Cup Final games.

That's Great News for our Northern Neighbors! Hockey is my interest also. Wonder if there is or will be a NHL Sports pkg for us just south of the border?

Congrats to our fellow canadians eh?--))))

PS Folks were born in Montreal and Ottawa :D

Abstract
Dec 12, 2007, 08:52 AM
I didn't even read the names of the shows being offered. When I glanced at the list, I saw NHL instantly and just skipped to that part of the announcement. ;)

Orng
Dec 12, 2007, 08:54 AM
Who of us in Canada watches hockey?? I mean I Don't. Kidding

I was actually just going to post that not everybody in Canada watches Hockey. Personally I couldn't care less. But I'm biased, I don't really watch any sports except maybe downhill skiing if I can find it. That happens about every four years. But I was supporting Jim Balsillie's bid for the Penguins, I would totally have bought a Waterloo Blackberries jersey. :)


Everybody wants something, they'll never give up.........


Thanks, now I'm going to have THAT in my head for the rest of the day. :eek:

iJawn108
Dec 12, 2007, 08:59 AM
maybe ill get the 1994 stanley cup game since i was there.

but eh :( i dont want these shows.

Phish311
Dec 12, 2007, 09:00 AM
Is this only on Canadian iTunes or can we download these in the US as well? Thanks

sikkinixx
Dec 12, 2007, 09:01 AM
Nice! New South Park?! :D My iPod Touch just got alittle more full.

Stella
Dec 12, 2007, 09:02 AM
Price isn't too bad.. whoo hoo!!

kamiboy
Dec 12, 2007, 09:03 AM
2$ per episode... I don't know. I would rather pay less than the sum and get a whole season at a time, or at least get them in 720p and 5.1 for that price. I love iTunes for Podcasts because all you do is add your favourite podcast and the program takes care of everything else, like checking if a new episode is there and download it and mark it as new etc. etc.

I would love it if the future would be the same for TV content. Maybe the first episode of a season could be free to catch your interest and then you could either pay to get all future episodes in the current season or just buy them individually. Or maybe not pay for them at all, they could be free but with advertising included in them.

Then iTunes could just become an alternative to watching TV and AppleTV could take off because then it would finally make sense to own one. But first and foremost iTunes would need to be able to offer every show currently running on TV, but the studios don't seem to want that.

What would be better was if iTunes could offer movie rentals instead of purchases. Paying 10$ to get a sub dvd quality version of a movie with stereo sound is pretty unattractive. But paying 2$ to watch a movie that you don't want to see in the movies or don't want to own would be perfect.

At least 2$ movie rentals would keep me from just downloading them off of the net. If they were in HD and with DD or DTS surround sound wouldn't hurt either of course. And Finally if you could just rent them directly through :apple:TV without involving your computer then once again :apple:TV would make sense and I could see it becoming a success. But again it would require that a huge catalogue of titles would have to be available for rent.

Something like what one would see at a local blockbuster only in your home and operated by that beautiful slick device under your TV. I don't know why Apple does not yet offer movie rentals, or a very large movie catalogue yet, but I suspect that once again the studios could be to blame.
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It only hurts themselves when they don't get behind a beautifully elegant and most importantly already existing and fully functioning system that millions of people are already very familiar with. I know that most of the studios have grown scared of the success of iTunes for music and have started to back off and everyone seem to be starting to offer their own personal alternative, but in the end I doubt that that will pan out. Collecting it all in one place is the answer, not everyone running away scared and start doing their own little version of the same thing.

Surely
Dec 12, 2007, 09:07 AM
I was actually just going to post that not everybody in Canada watches Hockey. Personally I couldn't care less. But I'm biased, I don't really watch any sports except maybe downhill skiing if I can find it. That happens about every four years. But I was supporting Jim Balsillie's bid for the Penguins, I would totally have bought a Waterloo Blackberries jersey. :)



Thanks, now I'm going to have THAT in my head for the rest of the day. :eek:

That's what you get for not liking hockey! ;)

shonline
Dec 12, 2007, 09:10 AM
I don't mind the initial selection really. It is a good start and I am sure we'll see plenty more as it gets going. Obviously, if we buy some, the networks will be encouraged to open up more. Nice to see the pieces falling in place for the iPhone's imminent announcement up here. Movies anyone??

iSee
Dec 12, 2007, 09:13 AM
Wait a sec, can I get NHL games in the US, too?
I'm dying to see more of the Red Wings...

othersongs
Dec 12, 2007, 09:13 AM
This is terrible.

The shows on there are mostly brutal canadian shows.
What a waste of my time.

I cant be bothered to watch these shows for free on television, let alone for 1.99.

Rubbish.

notjustjay
Dec 12, 2007, 09:13 AM
Very glad that this is here. And hoping that much more is on the way. I watch Corner Gas free on rabbit ears and buy the DVDs later, so there's no need to buy them on iTunes (it is an AWESOME show, by the way :D)

NHL games don't interest me much, to be honest. I'll watch it "live" on the night it happens but much beyond that and I'm not too interested in watching. Kinda like the Oscars -- who watches those after the live broadcast? :)

So, yeah, hoping for some of that sweet American content to work its way up north.

SciTeach
Dec 12, 2007, 09:17 AM
:apple: shoots....and SCORES!!

Nice goal, eh?:D

I'd be interested in a season package for the NHL in the US.

And where's the CURLING?!?:D:p

slffl
Dec 12, 2007, 09:36 AM
Cool. Looks like there will be some good programs on when I move up there :)

SkottDMD
Dec 12, 2007, 09:42 AM
Anyone else trying to buy the last few episodes of the new South Park season having problems? It keeps saying the item I tried to buy is no longer available for purchase and when I click the South Park tab to go back it says it's not available in the Canadian store :confused:

MacTO
Dec 12, 2007, 09:45 AM
At last, :apple:TV should be on my Christmas shopping list! Or on Boxing Day... so far, I haven't found one show I'd like to watch on iTunes yet, but I am sure the collection of the shows available will grow. Too bad no NBC shows will be available in any foreseeable time frame.

But I wonder though what would happen to those already available episodes of CBC shows for free, such as Intelligence and Heartland? Are they going to pull them so that those shows can be available on iTunes? That's no good. :(

Cheers! :apple:

Yvan256
Dec 12, 2007, 09:49 AM
I just watched a few samples of a few shows, and there seems to be a lot of (interlacing?) problems, which is way too visible in cartoons.

Are the videos encoded by people who even know what they're doing?

Darkroom
Dec 12, 2007, 09:54 AM
wow... corner gas... that wasn't expected... :rolleyes:

Daily Planet? Project Runway Canada? Debbie Travis' Painted House? Just For Laughs Gags? Fashion Television? Marketplace? This Hour Has 22 Minutes?

old hockey games??! pffff... maybe episodes of Degrassi (original)? The Raccoons? Video Hits? Traders? You Can't Do That on Television?

D3nZ
Dec 12, 2007, 09:57 AM
Btw I was kidding, I am a huge hockey freak and also very excited that they will have classic games on there. I hope they put the last games at the old Montreal Forum and the Maple Leaf Garden. Not to forget of course the 93 Stanley Cup finals ;)

QuarterSwede
Dec 12, 2007, 10:02 AM
- CBC's comedy programs "Little Mosque on the Prairie" and "The Rick Mercer Report," reality programming "No Opportunity Wasted" and "Dragon's Den;"
- CTV's smash hit comedy "Corner Gas," dramas "Instant Star," "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and "Robson Arms;"
- Comedy Central's "Drawn Together," "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "South Park;"
- MTV Networks programs "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "The Hills;"
So, basically crap (in my opinion). I took out NHL because that is actually worth it.

SiliconAddict
Dec 12, 2007, 10:07 AM
Meh. I finally got my invite to Hulu.com's beta. If more providers start going this route I see TV on iTMS dieing out.

Pros: Free, a ton of content and its only in beta, the UI is pretty good for a web interface, commercials are 15 seconds and 3 times per half hour, their HD content demos is pretty good

Cons: Resolution is meh not bad but nothing spectacular, commercials, can't download content for on the go viewing, HD content is demo only.

I think the big deal about hulu, and why it pertains to this thread is that TV shows are generally purchased by people who are doing spur of the moment purchases for a quickie. I think Hulu is going to eat into those purchases on iTMS, with the exception being when people want to take content with them. trips, flights, etc.

All I know is they have Exosquad, Buck Rogers, Jack of all Trades, Land of the Giants, A Team, Surface, Buffy, Airwolf, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Plus a crap load of new stuff like Bionic Woman, 24, BSG (New and old)....etc there is a ton of content to keep me occupied for a long time. Which for iTMS is bad.


So, basically crap (in my opinion). I took out NHL because that is actually worth it.

Avatar is NOT in any way, shape, or form crap. Dem there fighting words mr. :p

gabpumas2003
Dec 12, 2007, 10:12 AM
Nice finally some south park for my iphone now we just need family guy :)

Antares
Dec 12, 2007, 10:16 AM
Hockey.....Canada. Who would have guessed? :)

I've been watching Degrassi in the US and have been quite entertained. Good series. Dragon's Den has piqued my interest. I wonder what it's about.

quigleybc
Dec 12, 2007, 10:23 AM
i was beginning to think Canada was off Apples radar completely...

now, please....please bring us the iPhone...

EngBrian
Dec 12, 2007, 10:25 AM
I checked this morning and they only had 5 NHL games all old ones. Am I blind or have they just not got any up for the 2007-2008 season yet.

If they get smart too they should offer a package next year for a whole season of a team. ie. $40-50 for a whole season of the sens or something. Because at face value I wouldn't buy all 82 games for $160 might as well get centre ice.

dejo
Dec 12, 2007, 10:31 AM
I'd love to see Coach's Corner (Ron vs. Don), Kids in the Hall ("I squish your head"), Four on the Floor ("Boot to the Head!"), and SCTV ("Welcome to the Great White North, eh?"). And heck, just for the kids, let's throw in The Friendly Giant ("Look up, look waaaaay up") and Mr. Dress-up ("Let's see what's in the Tickle Trunk").

drewcosten
Dec 12, 2007, 10:33 AM
This is terrible.

The shows on there are mostly brutal canadian shows.
What a waste of my time.

I cant be bothered to watch these shows for free on television, let alone for 1.99.

Rubbish.

Agreed. I can't think of any Canadian shows beyond "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" that I would watch for free either. Now when they start to offer "Prison Break" or "Supernatural" or "Family Guy" I'll be interested. Canada may have some of the best actors, but the US has all the best shows.

slimjim247
Dec 12, 2007, 10:40 AM
I copied this from the press release from Apple:

and can be viewed on a PC or Mac, iPod nano with video, fifth generation iPod, iPod classic or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.

Does this mean they cannot be viewed on my iPod Touch or is it just a typo?

joepunk
Dec 12, 2007, 10:52 AM
I miss the CBC that my parents get in Washington State. That is one of the reasons living in Florida sucks for me anyway.

Here's hoping more shows start rolling out next year for the lot of you in the great white north.

Orng
Dec 12, 2007, 11:00 AM
Meh. I finally got my invite to Hulu.com's beta. If more providers start going this route I see TV on iTMS dieing out.


bah

They emailed me an invite too.
Then I went to log in and they told me my email address wasn't valid.
Probably because it's a .ca

Typical.

I don't even know why I'm trying so hard, I don't even want to watch TV.

reidjr
Dec 12, 2007, 11:14 AM
Meh. I finally got my invite to Hulu.com's beta. If more providers start going this route I see TV on iTMS dieing out.

Pros: Free, a ton of content and its only in beta, the UI is pretty good for a web interface, commercials are 15 seconds and 3 times per half hour, their HD content demos is pretty good

Cons: Resolution is meh not bad but nothing spectacular, commercials, can't download content for on the go viewing, HD content is demo only.

I think the big deal about hulu, and why it pertains to this thread is that TV shows are generally purchased by people who are doing spur of the moment purchases for a quickie. I think Hulu is going to eat into those purchases on iTMS, with the exception being when people want to take content with them. trips, flights, etc.

All I know is they have Exosquad, Buck Rogers, Jack of all Trades, Land of the Giants, A Team, Surface, Buffy, Airwolf, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Plus a crap load of new stuff like Bionic Woman, 24, BSG (New and old)....etc there is a ton of content to keep me occupied for a long time. Which for iTMS is bad.




Avatar is NOT in any way, shape, or form crap. Dem there fighting words mr. :p

Don't forget hulu etc are limited to the states only.Itunes tv service can be more then fine in canada and europe.Aslo hulu is limited to the pc whil tunes you can get it to go.

cuestakid
Dec 12, 2007, 11:39 AM
I sort of like Corner Gas, I'll pass on just about all the other shows.

But NHL games ... THIS IS GOLDEN!! BEAUTY!

- NHL Games of the Year, including top NHL games in their entirety for the 2007-2008 season, as well as Stanley Cup Classics, a five-game bundle of great Stanley Cup Final games.

i don't see the top games

hayesk
Dec 12, 2007, 11:45 AM
So, basically crap (in my opinion). I took out NHL because that is actually worth it.

To each, his own I guess. I'd rather watch Corner Gas, RMR, or LMotP, than an old NHL game that I already know the outcome of any day.

reidjr
Dec 12, 2007, 12:07 PM
This is terrible.

The shows on there are mostly brutal canadian shows.
What a waste of my time.

I cant be bothered to watch these shows for free on television, let alone for 1.99.

Rubbish.

It may be rubbish to your but to most its not all that bad.

Corner Gas;With out a doubt the best canadian series of all time.As of now has a on the avg 5.6 million viewers.

LIttle Mosque:Has really shocked alot of people how popular it is.On the avg 3 million viewers.

Surely
Dec 12, 2007, 12:10 PM
Anyone else trying to buy the last few episodes of the new South Park season having problems? It keeps saying the item I tried to buy is no longer available for purchase and when I click the South Park tab to go back it says it's not available in the Canadian store :confused:

I don't think that they've aired those episodes on Comedy Network yet, so they probably won't sell those in Canada until then. They aired in the US on Comedy Central months ago. Comedy Network is well behind the actual release dates of South Park episodes.

You can find them at southparkx.net. They used to be free for download on that site, but now it looks like they've made a deal with Amazon.

Actually, you can watch all of season 11 episodes for free on The Comedy Network's website.

billabong
Dec 12, 2007, 12:13 PM
Great now give us the iPhone and movies too and us canadians will be happy...

reidjr
Dec 12, 2007, 12:22 PM
Great now give us the iPhone and movies too and us canadians will be happy...

I really hope they hold off on the iphone.A rogers has been quoted as saying it wil cost the following.

Hardware $700
Plans will start at $180.

Mactropolis
Dec 12, 2007, 12:33 PM
Rogers is in a bit of a tight squeeze when it comes to the iPhone. I figure they're trying to figure out what the H to do!

Plans are so cheap almost everywhere else in the world, I think Rogers is trying to figure out the best way to tell Canadians... 'you want an iPhone? Ok, but it's going to cost you $200 a month! :)

I'm hoping the iPhone is the catalyst for lowering monthly data plans up here in Canada but I'm not holding my breath.

reidjr
Dec 12, 2007, 12:51 PM
Rogers is in a bit of a tight squeeze when it comes to the iPhone. I figure they're trying to figure out what the H to do!

Plans are so cheap almost everywhere else in the world, I think Rogers is trying to figure out the best way to tell Canadians... 'you want an iPhone? Ok, but it's going to cost you $200 a month! :)

I'm hoping the iPhone is the catalyst for lowering monthly data plans up here in Canada but I'm not holding my breath.

That is what a rogers rep said now its that crretc most likely.In the states there a hand full of gsm providers so they have to have cheap rates.Here only rogers is the gsm provider.

Mactropolis
Dec 12, 2007, 01:05 PM
We need some competition up here. Telus and Bell need to step up to the plate.

shonline
Dec 12, 2007, 01:23 PM
I really hope they hold off on the iphone.A rogers has been quoted as saying it wil cost the following.

Hardware $700
Plans will start at $180.

It will NEVER cost that much. Apple sets this price, not rogers and Apple is expected to lower Canadian prices early in the New Year.

If it is announced in December as expected for a January launch, expect to see it at 449-499 range unless Apple is in a pricing phase adjustment in January - lowering Canadian prices again due to the strength of the Canadian Dollar. If they do, you could see an aggressive price of 399 or 429 CAD.

Rogers just announced unlimited email at 15$ per month, so I think we can see the ducks all lining up in a row here...

Expect an Unlimited Data Plan with less minutes and text included than you expect as this is where they will balance their concerns about revenue.

reidjr
Dec 12, 2007, 02:03 PM
It will NEVER cost that much. Apple sets this price, not rogers and Apple is expected to lower Canadian prices early in the New Year.

If it is announced in December as expected for a January launch, expect to see it at 449-499 range unless Apple is in a pricing phase adjustment in January - lowering Canadian prices again due to the strength of the Canadian Dollar. If they do, you could see an aggressive price of 399 or 429 CAD.

Rogers just announced unlimited email at 15$ per month, so I think we can see the ducks all lining up in a row here...

Expect an Unlimited Data Plan with less minutes and text included than you expect as this is where they will balance their concerns about revenue.

1)Apple has a say in the pricing.However rogers has the final say.

2)The $700 is no contract then $499 2 years and $399 3 years.

You are aware they are offering the $15 plan because telus and bell off unlimited daata plans now.

shonline
Dec 12, 2007, 02:11 PM
1)Apple has a say in the pricing.However rogers has the final say.

2)The $700 is no contract then $499 2 years and $399 3 years.

You are aware they are offering the $15 plan because telus and bell off unlimited daata plans now.

I am aware of the move regarding Bell and Telus. My understanding about the Rogers 15$ pack was that it was for email only - not web access - but I certainly could be wrong on this.

I also am not certain they will sell the iPhone here unlocked, which is why I was only debating the other numbers. However, your figures seem extremely accurate - so maybe you know that the announcement is forthcoming as well.

Last point though is that Apple will dictate the price and will have final say - but will price to market and rely on input from the service providers to do so. However, Canada is a special market due to proximity to the Us and both Apple and ROgers are very well aware of current consumer pricing sentiments...

Plans start at 180? Per month? This is not what I have heard and would certainly not be accepted.

reidjr
Dec 12, 2007, 02:14 PM
I am aware of the move regarding Bell and Telus. My understanding about the Rogers 15$ pack was that it was for email only - not web access - but I certainly could be wrong on this.

I also am not certain they will sell the iPhone here unlocked, which is why I was only debating the other numbers. However, your figures seem extremely accurate - so maybe you know that the announcement is forthcoming as well.

Last point though is that Apple will dictate the price and will have final say - but will price to market and rely on input from the service providers to do so. However, Canada is a special market due to proximity to the Us and both Apple and ROgers are very well aware of current consumer pricing sentiments...

It was posted on another board by a rogers rep.So take that for what its worth.
THe point i was trying to mae with the $15 for rogers is there unwilling to offer a unlimited plan maybe its comming but i doubt it.

shonline
Dec 12, 2007, 02:19 PM
It was posted on another board by a rogers rep.So take that for what its worth.
THe point i was trying to mae with the $15 for rogers is there unwilling to offer a unlimited plan maybe its comming but i doubt it.

Do you have a link?

Orng
Dec 12, 2007, 02:43 PM
and Apple is expected to lower Canadian prices early in the New Year.


Citation?

If you provide a citation, THEN I will let out a WOOHOO and have to explain myself to my coworkers. Because I'll be ready to buy in late january.

Yeah, yeah, I read it in a forum, so it MUST be true, but i'd love to see an article or a link to some shady guy who's brother-in-law cleans the toilets at Apple and saw a 2008 Canadian price list in Steve Jobs private bathroom ... something reputable like that.

Speaking of the toilets at Apple, I wonder if they've managed to simplify THAT user interface? Cause it already "just works" One-button too.

SilvorX
Dec 12, 2007, 02:43 PM
It was posted on another board by a rogers rep.So take that for what its worth.
THe point i was trying to mae with the $15 for rogers is there unwilling to offer a unlimited plan maybe its comming but i doubt it.
Telus offers it for $15 but includes browsing data too, but it just doesn't advertise it: http://www.telusmobility.com/mb/plans/pcs/email_15_smartphones.shtml

Unlimited data for the HTC Touch for $7:
http://www.bell.ca/shopping/en_CA_ON/MBUN.details
http://www.bell.ca/shopping/en_CA_ON/66393.details?contractId=term36m

canadan
Dec 12, 2007, 04:21 PM
I guess nobody will know for sure until Rogers makes it public. I'm just patiently waiting and have my little stash of cash ready for it. Let's face it, Rogers won't have much of a choice but to be reasonable to a certain extent with the iPhone. They know how popular and desired the phone is judging by recent releases in other markets. Both sides will have to compromise. They'll have to give in to certain Apple demands since Apple wants a good user experience with their products. I'm sure we'll pay a bit more than in other territories but the fact that we're seeing unlimited data packages from Rogers competitors can only be to our advantage when negotitations for the packages are settled. I'm just hoping I'll resist long enough until the 3G version comes out next year.
Oh, and thank f@ck we finally got TV shows. Once they start adding my faves like BG, I'll be loving myself sick buying and watching :)

teflon
Dec 12, 2007, 04:47 PM
This is the second time I said this today, but YEAHHHHH! First I found out there's going to be an Apple store in Vancouver, and now this! The shows are kinda crappy, but it's a start. Finally Canada's getting some attention. I wish they have Falcon Beach, that's my favourite Canadian show :(.

dejo
Dec 12, 2007, 04:57 PM
I'd love to see Coach's Corner (Ron vs. Don), Kids in the Hall ("I squish your head"), Four on the Floor ("Boot to the Head!"), and SCTV ("Welcome to the Great White North, eh?"). And heck, just for the kids, let's throw in The Friendly Giant ("Look up, look waaaaay up") and Mr. Dress-up ("Let's see what's in the Tickle Trunk").
Oh, and I forgot "The Beachcombers"! :D

x86isslow
Dec 12, 2007, 05:21 PM
they've launched television sales for the iTunes Store in Canada.

Shows are available for CAN$1.99 per episode. Show availability includes:

- CBC's comedy programs "Little Mosque on the Prairie"


Wake me up when I can buy Canadian shows in America. The half dozen bootleg LMotP on YouTube are pretty funny. What's the point of the internet if I can't buy foreign TV?

jicon
Dec 12, 2007, 05:45 PM
If a 3G iPhone is on the way, then I would think it would be in Apple's best interest to wait till the 3G phone is released so then talks with Telus and Bell can occur - hopefully giving Canadians a cheaper option than Rogers.

RafMac
Dec 12, 2007, 06:50 PM
Happy that iTunes Canada has TV content but no American shows like CSI, etc. you know what I mean... CTV shows those shows so why not there but Canadian made shows only. C'mon not everyone watches all Canadian shows. It's like CRTC is forcing us to watch them.

iPhone is coming to Rogers next... it's time for Ted to cave in apple's demands and start lowering data prices as Bell does. If we don't have iPhone in Dec. for sure it'll be in mid-January after MacWorld keynote.

quigleybc
Dec 12, 2007, 09:19 PM
iPhone is coming to Rogers next... it's time for Ted to cave in apple's demands and start lowering data prices as Bell does. If we don't have iPhone in Dec. for sure it'll be in mid-January after MacWorld keynote.

Glad all you guys are so confident, wish I could share those thoughts.....
i agree that it's cute that Telus and Bell have some type of data packages....but we've got a LONG way to go for Rogers to offer the iPhone...

My Rogers plan ends this Friday....i don't know what to do.....I think i'll hold out till the end of January...if there is no Canadian iPhone by then....i'm done with the phone..

i'm going back to a land line or something..

iSee
Dec 12, 2007, 09:56 PM
I checked the US iTunes, and there is (a tiny bit) of Hockey--could have been there before--I never looked.

:confused::confused: What's up with "2007 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5" :confused::confused:

I remembered that Detroit swept the series in four games... So I looked it up, and yes, that's what happened. I wonder what this game is...
An extra game the Wings and Flyers played for fun?

RafMac
Dec 12, 2007, 10:12 PM
Glad all you guys are so confident, wish I could share those thoughts.....
i agree that it's cute that Telus and Bell have some type of data packages....but we've got a LONG way to go for Rogers to offer the iPhone...

My Rogers plan ends this Friday....i don't know what to do.....I think i'll hold out till the end of January...if there is no Canadian iPhone by then....i'm done with the phone..

i'm going back to a land line or something..

You can still keep you Rogers account as month to month basis as you're not tied to a contract after that. My Bell plan expires on Jan. 11 and goes month to month. So I am waiting for the iPhone too, as I won't commit with any provider. If no iPhone come to Canada, I'll get a friend of mine send me one from the US for $399 and I'll unlock it, since our CDN dollar is at par. A couple of my co-workers have it on Fido and Rogers respectively, only thing not working is visual voicemail.

Fij
Dec 13, 2007, 09:31 AM
I guess the title of my post summarizes my msg. I live in eastern Canada and would love to be able to see day-old Edmonton Oilers` games more than once a month without having to purchase NHL Centre Ice. $2 a game? Sure! Old games? Forget about it! You already know the outcome.:rolleyes: Well I hope Apple will be able to negotiate this. Apples offerings are a start but all the other shows are on regular tv. I will record them if I want to watch them. Charles.

stewacide
Dec 13, 2007, 01:05 PM
Agreed. I can't think of any Canadian shows beyond "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" that I would watch for free either. Now when they start to offer "Prison Break" or "Supernatural" or "Family Guy" I'll be interested. Canada may have some of the best actors, but the US has all the best shows.

This attitude is why Canadian television has so much trouble keeping its head above water. E.g. Intelligence is IMHO the best drama on television anywhere in the world, but looks set for cancelation...

wolfshades
Dec 13, 2007, 01:47 PM
This is terrible.

The shows on there are mostly brutal canadian shows.
What a waste of my time.

I cant be bothered to watch these shows for free on television, let alone for 1.99.

Rubbish.

Yes.

$1.99 for an episode of Corner Gas? Right. Where's my wallet.

Canadian shows are, with a few exceptions like This Hour has 22 Minutes, the Rick Mercer Report and Trailer Park Boys, pretty damned awful. I'd rather watch hockey just as soon as it happens - not the next day after I've already heard the scores.

Still, we must all join hands and be thankful - finally Apple has brought Canada into the TV market. Now if we could start to take real advantage of the supposed "Free Trade" deal we have, perhaps our programs could be trans-national.

I'll just sit here and hold my breath for a while......

RafMac
Dec 13, 2007, 06:21 PM
Yes.

$1.99 for an episode of Corner Gas? Right. Where's my wallet.

Canadian shows are, with a few exceptions like This Hour has 22 Minutes, the Rick Mercer Report and Trailer Park Boys, pretty damned awful. I'd rather watch hockey just as soon as it happens - not the next day after I've already heard the scores.

Still, we must all join hands and be thankful - finally Apple has brought Canada into the TV market. Now if we could start to take real advantage of the supposed "Free Trade" deal we have, perhaps our programs could be trans-national.

I'll just sit here and hold my breath for a while......

Free Trade my ass, this is not pure democracy, we still pay duty and get nailed for spending over. We still don't have HBO, iPhone, iTunes US programming, etc. Communist Radio and Telecommunications Commission aka.CRTC really controls our lives of what we can see, read, buy, whatever.

snowdogs
Dec 14, 2007, 09:26 AM
Yes.

$1.99 for an episode of Corner Gas? Right. Where's my wallet.

Canadian shows are, with a few exceptions like This Hour has 22 Minutes, the Rick Mercer Report and Trailer Park Boys, pretty damned awful. I'd rather watch hockey just as soon as it happens - not the next day after I've already heard the scores.

Still, we must all join hands and be thankful - finally Apple has brought Canada into the TV market. Now if we could start to take real advantage of the supposed "Free Trade" deal we have, perhaps our programs could be trans-national.

I'll just sit here and hold my breath for a while......

You are aware corner gas has 5.5 million viewes in canada and 3 million in the states.

joepunk
Dec 15, 2007, 08:34 PM
What!

No Chilly Beach (http://www.chillybeach.com/)

:cool:

drewcosten
Dec 16, 2007, 04:55 PM
This attitude is why Canadian television has so much trouble keeping its head above water. E.g. Intelligence is IMHO the best drama on television anywhere in the world, but looks set for cancelation...

What's kept Canadian television down is the quality of the shows. There are plenty of horrible American shows too, but there are a lot more good American shows than Canadian shows. I enjoy 22 Minutes, but I enjoy Prison Break, Supernatural, Heroes, Lost, House, Battlestar Galactica, Pushing Daisies, Family Guy, and American Dad a lot more (as far as current shows go. Past shows like Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, as well as shows like The X-Files, to name just four older shows, are much better than anything Canada could ever hope to put out as well). Don't get me wrong though. I am very pro-Canada, and TV and movies are pretty much the only place I think that the US is better off than Canada (well, that and they officially have iPhones and we don't :) ).

drewcosten
Dec 16, 2007, 04:57 PM
Free Trade my ass, this is not pure democracy, we still pay duty and get nailed for spending over. We still don't have HBO, iPhone, iTunes US programming, etc. Communist Radio and Telecommunications Commission aka.CRTC really controls our lives of what we can see, read, buy, whatever.

Yes, the CRTC probably does need a complete overhaul at this point. It's served its purpose, but now it's time for a change (IMO).

Lara F
Dec 18, 2007, 01:13 AM
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Apple announced (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/12/12itunes.html) today that they've launched television sales for the iTunes Store in Canada.

Shows are available for CAN$1.99 per episode. Show availability includes:

- CBC's comedy programs "Little Mosque on the Prairie" and "The Rick Mercer Report," reality programming "No Opportunity Wasted" and "Dragon's Den;"


Um, what happened to No Opportunity Wasted? :confused: I'm not much for reality TV but I do love The Amazing Race and so have a soft spot for Phil. I would have liked to check it out at least...

MacinDoc
Dec 19, 2007, 11:39 PM
Excellent. Now, Steve, can we please have movie rentals? Give us those, and those TVs will fly off the shelves!

BTW, LMOTP is hilarious!

pamon
Dec 20, 2007, 12:15 AM
congrats to the Canadians. This was a longtime coming to them. Apple what took so long?

BRS
Mar 13, 2008, 03:14 PM
Why is there an apparent surcharge for content on the Canadian iTunes. A single video of an American Idol performance is $2.29 CAD, yet only costs US users $1.99. Given the content is coming from the same source and given an exchange rate today of ~ 98 cents per US dollar, someone is taking a 15% overhead on this transaction. I'm just curious who that might be.

Artofilm
Mar 13, 2008, 04:42 PM
Maybe I can finally watch the new Knight Rider on CTV!
Especially since I don't have cable!!:D