Access Communications Launches the Skinny & More
Monday, February 29, 2016
Entertainment lovers now have more options, more choice with the new AccessMicro (Skinny Basic TV Packaging), which launched on March 1, 2016.
Access Communications’ new smaller, simplified packages offers customers the ability to better select the type of programming that best suits their needs with smaller genre based theme packs that accompany AccessMicro. It’s another step to increasing the customization and flexibility for AccessTV customers.
AccessMicro provides an entry point television service of 26 channels that include 10 HD, the 4+1 American Networks (ABC, NBC, Fox, PBS, CBS), Go Apps and a digital set top box. Customers can enjoy all of this for only $9.95 per month with the subscription of an AccessInternet package. The standalone choice of AccessMicro is available for only $19.95.
“We get that customers have unique TV viewing interests, so we’re happy to give TV watchers the option to now build their own in-home experience like never before,” said Tami Mitchell, Marketing Manager at Access. “We support consumer choice. Our customers deserve more flexibility at a reasonable cost, so it was an easy decision on our end to offer the best possible Skinny package. We commend the CRTC for creating a regulatory framework that allows distributors like Access to provide maximum choice for consumers.”
The change isn’t mandatory for customers. Access still offers all of their pre-assembled TV packages. If customers don’t want to move, they don’t have too.
As outlined by the CRTC, a transition period between March and December 1, 2016 is underway with the mandate to provide Canadians with a complete list of “pick and pay” individual channels. “We won’t hold off until December to launch more pick and pay channels. In addition to the already 50+ we do offer, the goal is to make the new ones available to customers as network contracts are finalized.”
AccessMicro has launched in Regina, Emerald Park, White City, Balgonie, Coppersands, Pilot Butte, Bienfait, Midale, Milestone, Weyburn, Estevan, Yorkton, Melville and The Battlefords. Access is currently working on new skinny packaging options for the remainder of our digital TV communities.
Access Communications is a 100% Saskatchewan-owned, not-for-profit co-operative that is committed to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services. Access is dedicated to the communities it lives in, reinvesting 100% of its earnings into the 230 communities it serves.
For more information contact:
Marketing Co-ordinator, Communications
Access Communications Co-operative