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Old 2012-02-08, 04:17 PM   #1
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I recently heard that dusk(formerly scream) which wasn't really horror anymore will be dropped from bell. I think alot of people would like and dont understand why there wouldn't be a horror channel in Canada.
Is there any talk Canada could get a US horror channel Like Chiller or Fearnet
or mabe an original channel?
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Old 2012-02-08, 05:40 PM   #2
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Dusk used to be Scream, which (like so many of the Digital Channels) was pretty good for the first five-six months. Then it started to recycle the same old shite endlessly (like so many of the Digital Channels). I don't think I've flipped even close to that channel in a long time. I won't miss it.
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Old 2012-02-08, 09:18 PM   #3
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The closest thing we have to a horror channel in Canada right now is The Cult Movie Network. It rebranded recently to focus more on a wider variety of low budget cult films, but relies very heavily on horror films (before it rebranded earlier this month, pretty much all their films were low budget horror films), although from my understanding, the films are pretty low budget B-movie stuff, as of yet, no Hollywood blockbuster horror films.

However, the channel is only carried by MTS TV in Manitoba.
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Old 2012-02-08, 11:21 PM   #4
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Apparently Dusk is being shut down completely and being replaced by ABC Spark.
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Old 2012-02-09, 12:32 AM   #5
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That hasnt been confirmed yet of DUSK/Scream is being rebranded as ABC SPARK
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Old 2012-02-09, 12:43 AM   #6
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That hasnt been confirmed yet of DUSK/Scream is being rebranded as ABC SPARK
they are not rebranding dusk it is being shut down and then cable and then TV providers will be replacing it with ABC spark which is using a brand new license

corus also did that with discovery kids they shut it down and replaced it with Nickelodeon
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Old 2012-02-09, 12:59 AM   #7
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I just checked the website of Corus Entertainment and there is no press release or any mention of Corus shutting down the channel.

You also have to remember DUSK is also a SHAW Media Channel, I doubt it going to be shutdown.

I think ABC Spark will go on a previous license that they previously was granted for them to launch on March 26
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Old 2012-02-09, 01:10 AM   #8
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they are not rebranding dusk it is being shut down and then cable and then TV providers will be replacing it with ABC spark which is using a brand new license

corus also did that with discovery kids they shut it down and replaced it with Nickelodeon
There is no confirmed Press Release or source of this information that it will be shut down! If thats the case there will been something showing up on our IPG saying

" Effective March 26, 2012 DUsk will no longer be available for customers " until this happens or a press release this is * unconfirmed * information
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Old 2012-02-09, 01:10 AM   #9
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DUSK is also a SHAW Media Channel, I doubt it (SIC) going to be shutdown.
You may listen to SMCKINNON24, or perhaps someone in the know like bigoranget:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...49#post1384149
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Old 2012-02-09, 01:21 AM   #10
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There is no official press release or news that this will occur of shutting down DUSK. If they would have planned to do that Rogers would had the info updates like they did with HDNET and others giving customers info of pending dropping of channel from their lineup.

I'm writing to Corus Entertainment Media Department, to see if there is any truth to this information as soon as I have VALID and confirmed news I will post with source.
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Old 2012-02-09, 05:11 AM   #11
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I, too, am saddened that there is no true Horror channel in Canada, and miss the old days when Scream was on the air. This is also new news to me that Dusk is being replaced by ABC Spark.

I didn't even know a channel like The Cult Movie Network even existed until now, and now it's time to do a Google search on it, and find out if it is worth asking my cable company to carry.
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Old 2012-02-09, 10:57 AM   #12
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Why would Dusk be replaced by ABC Spark in the first place? (On Cogeco at least, ) Dusk is grouped with the other movie channels (Showcase Action, etc.) and is part of a More Movies theme pack. Putting ABC Spark right slab in the middle of that group of channels and theme pack doesn't make any sense.

If anything, ABC Spark would be a new channel number, and grouped with similar family/kid themed digital channels like Nickelodeon, Teletoon Retro, Disney XD, etc.
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Old 2012-02-09, 12:34 PM   #13
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providers should ask the crtc to bring Fearnet to Canada
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Old 2012-02-09, 12:56 PM   #14
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What a great suggestion, gretzky! On a couple of my visits to the USA, one of my favourite channels was Fearnet, which was offered as an on demand service with Comcast, and it was awesome! (a ton of horror movies, all for free, commercial free, in HD on that service)

I don't think it will ever happen, though.
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Old 2012-02-09, 03:56 PM   #15
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On the Topic of Horror, there is actually I believe two other Horror Channels licensed but haven't launched. I'm not even sure if their licenses are still valid or not? From the CRTC Digital Specialty Channels.
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