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Old 2012-02-19, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default why is my local channel over-riding?

Wonder if anyone has an answer for this.
I have the Time Shift package as part of my Shaw choices. That should get me the Western/Eastern network affiliates at local time, correct?
Why is my local Global station's (CHFD Thunder Bay) programming being shown on Channel 87 (standard definition) which is listed as the CBS affiliate KREM, Seattle?
Yet, on the high-def channels - the Time Shift western CBS affiliate (channel 201) shows the programming is the actual CBS feed.

I called Shaw to answer that question last night...and they seemed not to be able to supply an answer.
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Old 2012-02-19, 12:48 PM   #2
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its called simsubbing

this is a good explanation on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simultaneous_substitution
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Old 2012-02-19, 01:57 PM   #3
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Search this forum for the term "simsub" and you'll find lots of previous threads on the topic. SD channels have been simsubbed for years since there is an OTA broadcaster in your area. HD channels are being simsubbed more and more since more OTA HD channels are now available. Pretty soon all HD channels will be simsubbed since they will cover the vast majority of Canada.
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Old 2012-02-19, 02:21 PM   #4
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That is why you don't need the Timeshift for $5 (or whatever price it is now) if you have the Best of HD. You get the Amer. eastern included. Got the Best of HD when it was $20, now it is $35 (with no added channels).
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Old 2012-02-19, 03:51 PM   #5
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Timeshift didn't seem to have the Canadian channels, only the American networks.
The funny thing is that the high-def western CBS affiliate (KREM Spokane) was broadcasting one show...and the standard def CBS affiliate (same station) was playing the same thing that was playing on our Global station.
I get the whole simsub thing...but it seems odd that the two affiliates (same station) are broadcasting two different programs.
After an hour on the Concierge, they still don't have an answer why - other that they think someone left a switch on from the last sim-sub, and haven't switched it off yet.
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Old 2012-02-19, 06:15 PM   #6
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That is why you don't need the Timeshift for $5 (or whatever price it is now) if you have the Best of HD. You get the Amer. eastern included. Got the Best of HD when it was $20, now it is $35 (with no added channels).
i have HD Plus for $16,i get everything ,minus the 5 Bell channels, plus i get the premium hd channels Oasis, HDnet, DW. I also sub to timeshift for $3.95...i need my cdn timeshift channels

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Old 2012-02-20, 12:24 PM   #7
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i have HD Plus for $16,i get everything ,minus the 5 Bell channels, plus i get the premium hd channels Oasis, HDnet, DW. I also sub to timeshift for $3.95...i need my cdn timeshift channels
except digital basic is 39.95/month. so total is about 56/month. If you were lucky enough to get on the best of hd at 20. I think its 25.90 for personal tv plus 20 for hd plus. So 45.90? If you add in the 3 missing channels (dw, hdnet, oasis) for 3.95x3=11.85. Total was 57.75 for all the HD channels, which basically was a $1.75 increase from digital basic plus hd plus to personal tv plus best of hd. This netted 5 extra channels.

I thought it was a pretty good deal until they jacked it up to $35. It was excellent for those that got in before the increase. When people compare best of hd to hdplus I think they forget the base price of personal tv is $14 cheaper then digital basic.
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Old 2012-02-20, 02:39 PM   #8
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There are already existing threads to discuss simsubbing (within Shaw and as an industry phenomenon) and Shaw channel packaging, so this thread is closing.
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