treehouse go app

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Any plans for Mts to make treehouse go app available. Right now no Mts option to make the app work
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Dj D

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Posted 3 years ago

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Good question. My kids love that app. Thankfully I have Bell.
Unfortunately MTS doesn't offer much in my area   :(
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Treehouse is a Corus (aka Shaw) operated channel. Go apps for on-demand access to content are currently a service that is unregulated by the CRTC. It seems MTS is having trouble gaining access to offer these apps and it is likely due to competitive reasons. Bell customers have access as can you imagine Shaw telling its customers you can have Treehouse GO but we don't want to give up access to Bell so in return they are withholding on TSN Go and CTV Go. As MTS is not a content provider they have limited leverage on making those in-kind deals with the content providers.

Short answer: your best bet on this is going to be writing to the CRTC that "on demand" and "app" versions of channels need to be regulated to distributors under the same terms as the channel they correspond with.
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Thanks for the info.  Did not know the reasoning behind the non availability 
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Keep in mind that is not an official response, but it is odd that Bell (CTV, TSN, Comedy), Shaw/Corus (Global, TreeHouse, YTV) and Rogers (City, FX) all have missing "Go", app or on-demand versions. MTS customers have repeatedly requested access for more than a year and nothing has changed. It is also a definite competitive advantage being used against MTS sadly.
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Yeah, not " official " but makes sense. Too bad cannot get the apps with MTS. Does make me think of changing companies