RadX Rebranding to BBC Earth - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums

 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-06, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 20
RadX Rebranding to BBC Earth

Blue Ant has announced RadX will become BBC Earth at the end of January.

http://blueantmedia.ca/2016/12/bbc-worldwide-and-blue-ant-media-partner-to-bring-bbc-earth-to-canada/
Dr.Dave likes this.
vjose32 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-06, 10:56 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 12,446
That explains why RadX didn't have a free preview with the other 3 Blue Ant channels.
denben73 likes this.
Dr.Dave is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-06, 02:50 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 12,446
Excerpts from:
BBC WORLDWIDE AND BLUE ANT MEDIA PARTNER TO BRING BBC EARTH TO CANADA

BBC Worldwide North America and Blue Ant Media announced today that they have entered into an agreement to launch BBC Earth, the BBC’s premium factual channel in Canada. Scheduled to debut on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the commercial-free channel will give Canadians exclusive access to BBC Earth’s slate of high-profile programming including Planet Earth II and The Hunt.

The highly anticipated premiere of Planet Earth II, will be broadcast on BBC Earth in Canada on Saturday, January 28, day-and-date with the U.S. premiere, which will air on BBC AMERICA. Blue Ant Media will release further programming information and scheduling details for the channel in early January.

BBC Earth will be broadcast in Canada in HD and will replace Blue Ant Media’s existing radX channel.

Comment: there's no mention of a free preview, but I wouldn't be surprised to see one for the launch.
Dr.Dave is offline  
 
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-06, 04:54 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 980
With Corus talking about pairing back on some of their channels I wonder what this means for BBC Canada. The gushy press release "kindred spirits" makes me wonder if Blue Ant and Corus might make a deal for BBC Canada. Not sure that Corus really is that interested in BBC Canada anymore based on the program schedule and kids, women, lifestyle program focus. Other than the occasional British show and not necessarily BBC, having new kindred owners might mean that it would get a breathe of fresh programming.

BBC Earth looks kind of interesting to me.

LOSat
LONSat is online now  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-06, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 20
Wouldn't it make more sense for Corus to rebrand it in that case?
vjose32 is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-25, 05:04 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 14
Hopefully ... at least with BellSat , it is a seamless NO COST switch from radx to BBCEarth ....
The last change from Wmov to the new COOK ... not free !!! need to subscribe : (
bleepbleep61 is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-26, 11:06 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Peterborough, ON
Posts: 947
Commercial Free?

According to Dr. Dave, BBC Earth is supposed to be commercial-free. Yet, it's also shown on BBC America, which I assume is like BBC Canada and has commercials. So how is BBC Earth going to accommodate the empty space where commercials were inserted?
waterug is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-26, 01:13 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Posts: 5,297
Promos for shows. Short videos.
DSgamby is online now  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 2016-12-26, 05:40 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 3,829
Well I know when OASIS was rebranded it still was part of those 4 HD Channel Package, I can't seeing it change?

It's fun being weird It's fun being weird It's fun being weird You should try it sometime. The Detour
MCIBUS is online now  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-12, 01:07 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 44
Blue Ant Media has announced further programing for BBC Earth:

BBC EARTH UNVEILS PROGRAMMING LINE-UP FOR CANADIAN LAUNCH ON JANUARY 24

Some highlights:

Free preview for 3 months.

Planet Earth II premiere now scheduled for Saturday, February 18 at 9 PM.
The Hunt will premiere in the spring. It is also available on Blu-ray for purchase now on Amazon.com.
Forces of Nature with Brian Cox premiers on Thursday, March 9 at 11 PM (11 PM seems kind of late).
dm_4u and Dr.Dave like this.
nightheron is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-12, 02:10 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 12,446
The exact dates of the free preview of BBC Earth are Jan. 24 – April 23 on Shaw and Novus, so others will probably be the same.

The Planet Earth II premiere was also re-scheduled on BBC America to Saturday, February 18 at 9 PM. On BBC Earth: "Beginning at noon that day, audiences will be treated to a marathon of original Planet Earth episodes, as well as an hour-long documentary, Planet Earth II: The Making Of at 8 p.m. ET/PT."
Dr.Dave is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-12, 02:47 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford, PE.
Posts: 3,588
These types of programs about the natural world already appear on Blue Ant's Love Nature (formerly Oasis) channel. Does this mean that Love Nature may itself be about to be rebranded to avoid any programming conflicts?
reidw is online now  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-22, 02:15 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 415
Looked at the schedule for BBC Earth Canada, at least the initial one, and it actually seems to be mostly different shows from Love Nature (with the required recycled CanCon thrown in). At a glance, it does seem to be largely BBC-sourced content, but they seem to have gotten some stuff from the US Weather Channel and elsewhere. The first few days is mostly marathons of BBC shows, with a "Countdown to BBC" all day on Jan 23.
Gilles is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-24, 09:01 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stratford, PE.
Posts: 3,588
BBC Earth now in free preview so it will be a while before we know what package or packages it will be in. However, it is likely that it will be placed in a different package than Radx occupied when the preview ends. I see it as being in competition with both Love Nature and even some Smithsonian channel programmes (Canada on the Edge to name one).
reidw is online now  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 2017-01-24, 10:59 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 12,446
It's common for channel owners to recycle Canadian content on several of the channels they own. Canada on the Edge plays on BBC Earth, Smithsonian and Cottage Life.
Dr.Dave is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome