Canadian telco Bell has introduced new wireless receivers for its IPTV service ‘Fibe TV’, along with a wireless transmitter that can support up to five wireless IPTV receivers.
The new wireless receivers are available for rental at CAD 7 (US$ 7) per month, or can be purchased outright for CAD 199. The Fibe TV wireless transmitter connects to the home modem and works with a user’s Whole Home PVR.
Shawn Omstead, vice president of products for Bell Residential Services, said: “Going wireless means you can watch HD TV anywhere you want in your home – without the hassle of running more cable across floors or through the walls of your house. All you need is a power outlet. Wireless TV is just another example of what Fibe can do that cable can’t.”
Fibe TV was launched in 2010 and is currently available to over 3.3mn homes across Canada, with a million more households to be added to its footprint by the end of this year. The service had accumulated 295k subscribers by the end of March 2013, up 147% from one year earlier.