The exact package provided will depend on the contract that the Condo Corporation has negotiated. In our building this is, in brief:
"All residential Units therefore have access to the Rogers “Ultimate, Timeshifting, new Digital VIP channels and 40 commercial-free music channels, [and] up to three standard digital terminals per Unit.”. The monthly cost is about $37 which is about 50% of what the standard rate would be. In our building the Board had a 'referendum' before signing a renewal contract about a year ago - to our surprise a huge majority of owners wanted the package and about 75% of owners said 'sign us up", 2% said no and the rest did not respond. Of course, the contract - we signed for 7 years - applies to all units. If you want additional channels and/or HD boxes you are billed directly by Rogers but the basic fee is part of the monthly fees.
The new Nordicity report relies partly on those and other studies, but also makes several assumptions – that viewers who pick their own channels will spend an average of $20 above the $25 basic package each month, for example, and that consumers will trim or ditch their TV subscriptions 25 per cent faster owing to the new rules – which are not directly supported by hard data or prior research.