U.S program in 3-5 slot is different from the Canadian progremme. We probable only get TCM HD when the programmes are the same. If you are receiving History HD on 561 you are fortunate. I only get a BLACK screen & no programme!
Some movie studios purchase the rights to a movie so they can re-master it and release it. The new movie studio owns the rights to the re-mastered movie but the old studio retains the rights to the original.
The re-mastered movie would be the one shown on the HD channel. In the U.S. TCM has got the rights to show the original & re-mastered versions, in Canada for some they only have the rights to the original.
... if that's the case, they are not guilty at all. The three channels mentioned put out a high-quality product and deserve to have their rights protected if they are airing the same movies. Oasis HD in particular is a standby of mine if nothing else is on.. and I am certainly looking forward to their Parks Canada series which starts this week.
So, I was about to watch A SHOT IN THE DARK on TCM-HD, very excited to see this early Sellers gem in high def, when the channel suddenly blacked out. The channel guide for TCM-HD now lists "blackout in effect" in place of A SHOT IN THE DARK. What's the deal with this, and how frequently does it happen??
I saw one of these on Rogers last weekend and then when I went back a few minutes later the movie was on and I checked and it had a full description. What could they possibly black out from a station thats shows nothing newer than 50 years?
TCM SD used to occasionally not show a film listed on its US schedule in Canada e.g. Rebecca, Klute, They Shoot Horses Don't They...
They wouldn't post a blackout screen, they'd just show another film. Has to be licensing rights, which probably also explains why there is a Canadian TCM schedule that is almost, but not quite, the same as the USA one http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.js...zone=EST&cid=N