Rogers Cable turns off HDNet
Out with the old and in with the new appears to be the motto at Rogers Cable today as the company dropped the popular HDNet channel from its digital cable line-up and added the new Rogers owned FX Canada.
Rogers did not provide its customers with any rationale for why it was dropping the U.S. general interest television channel from its HD Specialty and HD Nature Themes pack.
In a canned letter to subscribers asking why HDNet was being removed from the line-up, Rogers would only say that “the removal of HDNet is a business decision” and that it would not compensate customers for the loss of the station.
Rogers is the second major Canadian distributor to drop HDNet from its line-up in the last year. Bell Satellite removed HDNet from its offerings last December after an apparent contract dispute between the two firms.
HDNet, which has been broadcasting exclusively in high-definition since 2001, is still available in Rogers territory from Shaw Direct.
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