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Old 2009-08-23, 05:46 PM   #1
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Has anyone else notice the name changes on Galaxie on Rogers?

It appears Max Trax has been dropped or merged with Galaxie?

But the numbering ogf the Galaxie channels doesn't make sense?

The galaxie numbers are mixed up as wel accordding to the IPG there 60 GX 60 but there noot 60 galaxie channels available on Rogers?

As far as I know Galaxie only offers 45.

The only thing I can think of Rogers "may" in the future add the other Galaxie channels.
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Old 2009-08-23, 05:50 PM   #2
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Based on the website, there appear now to be 40 channels, no overlap, perhaps a bit of a "merger"?

http://www.galaxie.ca/en/3/galaxiemaxtrax.html

From the Max Trax Site:

http://www.maxtrax.com/maxgal.asp
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Old 2009-08-24, 04:20 PM   #3
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Still it seems odd that on BTV there are 45 Galaxie channels not even any from Max Trax, so Rogerws apparently is only carrying 20 Galaxie channels, when if fact there are 25 more available?

Even the numbering on Rogers IIPG doesn't make sense GX 60?
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Old 2009-08-25, 12:15 PM   #4
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IIRC, there were - some 8 years ago - 30 Galaxie channels and 30 MaxTrax channels (although I believe both their names were different back then). They were subsequently merged into a 40 channel "Galaxie-MaxTrax" package.

Each 30 channel package took up one QAM channel and the combined package took one channel total, saving a full QAM channel (and increasing the compression rate, of course).

Each company still has independant offerings. Galaxie has a 45 channel package, and MaxTrax has a 20 channel package.
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Old 2009-08-25, 07:19 PM   #5
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Then why doesn't Rogers offer both? 45 from Galaxie & 20 from Max Trax?

Its doesn't make sense? Rogers IPG states that all the music channels say Galaxie, which I know isn't true, some are still Max Trax. Yet according to Rogers there all Galaxie and that there are 60 of them. Id you look at the IPG:
710 GX29
712 GX9
713 GX7
714 GX6
715 GX21
716 GX54
717 GX33
718 GX43
719 GX10
720 GX15
721 GX11
722 GX1
723 GX36
724 GX45
725 GX2
726 GX3
727 GX18
728 GX32
729 GX24
730 GX8
731 GX4
732 GX5
733 GX12
734 GX14
735 GX13
736 GX60
737 GX44
738 GX22
739 GX17
740 GX20
741 GX19
742 GX26
743 GX23
744 GX40
745 GX16
746 GX27
747 GX37
748 GX55
749 GX 25
750 GX30

So as you can see several Galaxie or max Trax are missing? As to why Rogers decided to number them like this I dpn't know, perhaps at som,e later date they may add the other 25 channels who's to say, but its confussing looking at the way they've numbered them?
The ones missing are:

GX 28,31,34.35,38,39,41,42,43,46-53,56-59?

Now its anyones guess if thesewill ever show up?
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Old 2009-08-26, 12:22 PM   #6
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It costs more money to offer both sets.

Someone just bought Galaxie and Maxtrax anyway, they're going to eliminate duplicates and bring it into one Galaxie package, I believe.
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Someone just bought Galaxie and Maxtrax anyway
Singray Digital owns Maxtrax (purchased from Corus in Feb/09) and is the exclusive agent for Galaxie (CBC). They just bought CHUM Satellite Services Limited from CTVglobemedia.
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Old 2009-08-26, 02:57 PM   #8
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Hi,

I am the VP Marketing at Stingray Digital Media, and am happy to answer every and all questions regarding the Galaxie and MaxTrax services (as well as the KARAOKE Channel VOD for that matter!).

Your feedback and comments on the channels are always welcome.

Now that Stingray controls both Galaxie and MaxTrax, it makes sense for us to merge the two services into one common Galaxie-branded service. Over the past few months, we have been modifying the programming on the Galaxie and MaxTrax channels so that we can do a seamless transition to an all-Galaxie line-up.

As you likely know, Bell and Videotron customers get 45 Galaxie channels. The 20 MaxTrax channels are virtual duplicates of 20 Galaxie channels offered with other distributors.

Over the next few weeks, there will be some changes to the names of some of the channels, and the MaxTrax brand will disappear. What is important, is that the same great programming is found at the same channel position.

The only actual change in programming will be the MaxTrax French children's channel called Musique Bout'Choux which will be replaced on September 30th with the channel Eclectic Electronic.

The only real change is the name of some of the channels, and that they are now all called Galaxie instead of a combination of Galaxie and MaxTrax.

I hope you are enjoying the 40 commercial-free continuous music channels. Expect more from Galaxie in the coming months, including a new website to be launched in October.

GALAXIE - YOUR MUSICAL UNIVERSE

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StingrayDigital Thank you for the information and welcome.

When will your website be updated to show the song information again. It's been without this information for quite a few months and I often like to see the information (on my computer) without starting up a large TV. I have one STB connected directly to an AV Receiver without a TV and that's where I do most of my listening.

FYI, please do not cross/double post. It's against forum rules and creates extra work for the mods and members. Your other post was deleted.
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The 'last played' feature will return with the launch of the new site (or soon after) sometime in October. We recognize that this is one of the most requested features of the website and an important benefit to the Galaxie service. We'll be providing more than just the last 10 songs played in the new version.

What are your favourite channels? Feedback (positive and negative) on programming is always welcome.

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My favourite channels are GX1-Classic Rock and GX10-Jukebox Oldies. At least that's what they're listed as on Rogers. I also like the 70's and 80's channels, but mostly I'm on the first two I mentioned.
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Great info...thanks.

Adult Alternative (rogers 712) gets selected most of the time when listening with my wife. I drop the "adult" and just go alternative (726) when I'm alone The kids (17 and 13) are all over 713.

AA pulls out some great older stuff but then it's repeated over and over until we never want to hear it again! I would love a longer and deeper playlist - we have it playing all day on the weekends and can easily hear the same some 4+ times in one day.
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Old 2009-08-26, 05:30 PM   #13
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Yes thanks for the info

For feed back

714 Galaxie Clubbin is my favorite. Like to hear more "Techno"/"Trance"/"Eurodance'

Also are there any plans on adding more channels? like ethnic ones?

Also do you know why Rogers number there "GALAXIE" channels the way rthey did?
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This is probably a Rogers STB issue (Scientific Atlanta), but I'd be nice to go backwards and review more than just the last 4 songs played. The last 10 would be great. I don't know what other BDUs offer in terms of reviewing.

When I had DirecTV years ago, I liked the RCA receivers way of running Music Choice (the American verison of Galaxie). A black background that would have a choice of screen savers kick in (in settings, choose either music notes, puddles, bubbles or walk-the-dog dog prints) after 5 minutes behind song info Chyrons. To prevent monitor burn-in, the Chyron graphics would appear line by line (song title, artist, album, record label) bumping it up then disappear, in a loop.
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I listen quite a lot to GX-21 now called The Chill Lounge.

I love most of the music but find it somewhat frustrating that many selections played repeatedly are and have been OOP for some time and therefore unavailable on CD.

Too bad the STBs don't have LCD readouts so we could see the info you provide without having to turn on the TV display.
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