this is my first post, i hope i dont make myself look like an ass.
I just wanted to take a moment to comment on shaw, in calgary (or alberta) in particular.
I called shaw the other day to order a few of the new digital channels. at the end of the call, i asked why there was a lack of certain channels in the shaw lineup, namely MTV2, TML Network, and both of the new much music channels (loud and vibe i believe).
the person gave me some sort of bunk about CRTC regulations. i am inclined to believe that she didnt even understand that these were channels that were fully liscenced by the CRTC and already in operation on rogers in the east, and BEV nationally.
I tried to explain that to her.. She wouldnt listen... She still held true to her CRTC explanation.
The CRTC, she explained, dictated what each cableco, or DTH provider in canada could carry. They did not tell Shaw that they were allowed to carry the channels, and so shaw did not offer then.
the same reason, she explained, shaw does not carry NHL center ice.
Does this make sense? to me not at all. If the CRTC can liscence BEV or StarChoice (with close ties to shaw i believe) to carry a signal in any market, then i would assume that they would leave it to a cableco to offer it in a specific market.
BEV can easily turn OFF the availability to a specific channel to a certain market, that is after all, why they use a card in the system... to regulate what programming a user can see, based on what they have paid for etc.
i just find that shaw considers itself the only viable option in alberta. perhaps people here have to really go for satellite before shaw will have a change of heart...
i have no idea.
anyone else have an experience with shaw similar to this? is it any better with rogers or cogeco?
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