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post #31 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-08-04, 10:45 PM
 
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TBS just filed a copyright application to be able to use and maket the TBS brand in Canada.
So, what does this mean? National feed of TBS to be used in Canada, I am assuming?
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post #32 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-08-07, 02:21 AM
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BTW, here at Shaw we used to get TBS Superstation, then a while ago it switched to WTBS. AFAIK, programming was almost identical.
As did most of Canada. They probably switched to the OTA feed to save money. Now TBS (Turner) is coming back to bite them. Personally, I don't care. I hate the way Turner alters programming to renew copyrights and make shows fit into time slots. I'd rather see a better US broadcaster take the place of TBS/Turner.
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So, what does this mean? National feed of TBS to be used in Canada, I am assuming?
No idea, but I'm guessing that's a safe bet.
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post #34 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-08-07, 03:21 PM
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I have actually noticed some differences in the schedule.

For example

WTBS Weekday SChedule

6:00 am Headline News
6:30 am Drew Carey Show
7:00 am Saved By The Bell
7:30 am Saved By The Bell
8:00 am Saved By The Bell
8:30 am Saved By The Bell
9:00 am Dawson's Creek
10:00 am Movie
0:00 pm News Radio
0:30 pm Cosby Show
1:00 pm Steve Harvey Show
1:30 pm Steve Harvey Show
2:00 pm Diff'rent Strokes
2:30 pm Diff'rent Strokes
3:00 pm Still Standing
3:30 pm Still Standing

TBS Schedule

6:00 am Cosby Show
6:30 am Drew Carey Show
7:00 am Saved By The Bell
7:30 am Saved By The Bell
8:00 am Saved By The Bell
8:30 am Saved By The Bell
9:00 am Dawson's Creek
10:00 am Movie
12:00 pm Steve Harvey Show
12:30 pm Steve Harvey Show
1:00 pm Just Shoot Me
1:30 pm Just Shoot Me
2:00 pm Fresh Prince of Bel Air
2:30 pm Fresh Prince of Bel Air
3:00 pm Home Improvement
3:30 pm Home Improvement
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post #35 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-08-07, 05:10 PM
 
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There schedule is getting more and more different. Before the only difference was that WTBS had a daytime episode of Friends while national TBS did not. Also, WTBS shows Headline News at 6am while TBS shows Cosby Show. In the last couple of months, we are seeing more differences between the two channels.
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No idea, but I'm guessing that's a safe bet.
where did you see this?
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post #37 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-08-23, 08:00 PM
 
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An email that Star Choice replied regarding TBS....

Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

We appear to be providing the TBS feed and not the WTBS one. We have not heard of this re-branding of WTBS until now which leads us to believe that we will not undergo this change. If this is to happen and we do have the WTBS feed, we will be informing our customers via the website, channel 299, and on your monthly statements.

Should you have any further question or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please also include all previous emails with your replies.

Thank you for choosing Star Choice.

Shannon B.

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post #38 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-08-24, 09:58 AM
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Try asking Jim about it. FYI, *C is providing WTBS-TV as the feed.
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post #39 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-09-01, 08:17 PM
 
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what date would alanta tbs station changed to peachtreetv

i really enjoy the movies on alanta tbs station especially

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post #40 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-09-09, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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October 1st is the day, i guess we'll see then.
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post #41 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-09-09, 05:39 PM
 
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TBS and WTBS does vary in programming some.

Rates are not different between programming fees for TBS and WTBS, they are the same. In Atlanta they can get both.

Peachtree will also air 45 Atlanta Braves games as well.

Here is a link out of Atlanta concerning this:
WTBS to become Peachtree TV

TBS Super station is also ending their run of the Braves games at the end of the '07 season. So to continue to watch the Braves, best bet will be Peachtree TV. Link: http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/a...=.jsp&c_id=atl

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post #42 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-09-09, 05:50 PM
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I would much prefer to have TBS because they share the first two rounds of the MLB playoffs with FOX. I really don't want to watch the playoffs on The Score.
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The Score? Rogers Sportsnet has MLB rights in Canada.

While ideally I'd like both :-), I would also prefer the national TBS as, more importantly than the post-season games which we'd get one way or another anyways, they will also have a Sunday afternoon game of the week throughout the regular season, which I doubt a Canadian broadcaster would pick up (seeing how Rogers Sportsnet already carries the Sunday night ESPN game, and usually has Jays games in the afternoon).

The national TBS is also likely to have an HD channel available for carriage, while the local station may not.
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post #44 of 134 (permalink) Old 2007-09-20, 10:04 PM
 
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Another week to find out what we get. I looked at zap2it.com listings and it shows the schedule for Peachtree TV in the WTBS spot. I wonder if that means that Peachtree is coming to Canada and we lose another national US channel.
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I personally think we will end up with the national TBS at some point, although that may not happen come Oct 1st.
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