Yesterday, BCE Inc. officially launched Fibe, its new Internet Protocol TV service, at the company’s Toronto International Film Festival headquarters.
It’s been a long-developed project, and expensive too, and this initial launch reaches only 500,000 homes between Toronto and Montréal, but Bell’s planning is long-term. Kevin Crull, BCE’s president for residential services, said that he considers Bell “more of an entertainment company than a straight communications company,” according to The Globe and Mail, which paves the way for Bell TV’s future.
So what is Bell TV’s future? By mid-2011, their aim is for Fibe to hit 1 million homes. By 2015? Bell wants to dominate the internet TV market.
I suppose it’s possible, but Kevin himself says it best: “It’s a massively competitive business.” And 5 years in this day and age is an eternity, so who knows.