Canadian telco Colba.Net has expanded the availability of its IPTV service in the province of British Columbia.
This follows a recent decision by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approving an application made by Colba.Net Telecom for a broadcasting regional license for a number of areas in British Columbia.
These include the following communities: Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Courtenay/Comox/Powell River, Duncan, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langford, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Penticton, Prince George, Vancouver, Victoria and White Rock, and their surrounding areas.
Colba.Net launched its IPTV service in December 2011 on the Island of Montreal, offering a number of high-definition channels and some popular US channels, as well as access to the content streaming websites Netflix, AppleTV and TOUT.TV.
Meanwhile, a recent report from research firm IHS found that Canadian telcos continue to win pay-TV subs from their cable and satellite rivals, with IPTV’s share of the local subscriber base rising to nearly 10% in the third quarter of 2012 – more details here.