It's pretty hard to put an official date for any of the channels that you mention because those channels aren't properties of Vidéotron. Therefore, it will depends if the actual owner of those channels will allow the company to buy the rights for the online streaming. Right now, we can only hope that they'll let Videotron buy the rights, but it might take a while.
I share saadhanano's frustrations. CTV/TSN/RDS might not be Videotron's properties but that is no reason for a deal not to have been worked out yet or at least for there not to have been any progress towards one. These channels are not Rogers' properties either, yet Rogers cable customers can access them online. And speaking of Rogers, their Sportsnet Now service is open to Bell TV customers (in addition to numerous other TV providers).
It's been several years now that Videotron customers have been waiting. I don't expect the details of potential discussions between Videotron and Bell and/or Rogers to be shared publicly; however, not once have I heard or seen any mention of potential discussions towards resolving this.
I can't imagine that saadhanano and I are the only customers feeling this way. I don't know if others have called or posted about it (I didn't check other posts) but that shouldn't hold Videotron back from getting something done. It's 2017; in this digital age, customers shouldn't have to complain about it to receive it. Videotron should be at least a step ahead.
Hello everyone! Rest all assured that we share your desire to get those online channels. We are currently discussing about the online broadcasting rights. Since this is ongoing it is not possible to give more details for now (dates, channels, etc.) so stay tuned, more to come on this!
I still can't log in to watch CTV Montreal's online content. Really Videotron?
It seems to me more likely that Videotron is in no rush to give its customers access to streaming services other than their own Illico web service. Every other cable provider already allows their clients to use the GO apps. The only hold out appears to be Videotron. Coincidence? I think not. We'll see what happenswith the networks' GO services but I'm not holding my breath.
The only thing keeping me with Videotron today is the investment I have in terminals and their good customer service. Unfortunately, that's also been taking a turn for the worse in the last few years too. Oh! and let's not forget the frustration brought by the constant buck-or-two service increases and the need to periodically renegotiate "fidelity" rebates. I've been a customer for 15 years! You'd think they'd spare me the aggravation and give me their best price already! Not a chance.