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Old 2009-12-25, 08:54 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure they air movies outside of that collection as well which they may have to purchase Canadian rights for.
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Old 2009-12-28, 08:56 PM   #17
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A couple more blackouts tonight and one tomorrow evening.
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Old 2010-01-02, 02:40 AM   #18
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I just checked TCM HD for Satuday, Jan 2 and 3pm-5pm blakcout is in effect then at 5pm Programming is available'

On SD TCM there is programming at 3-5.
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Old 2010-01-02, 08:03 AM   #19
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I wish they'd get this straightened out. This, along with the letterbox 16:9 shows on History HD, we're got getting the HD content we're paying for .
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Old 2010-01-02, 02:37 PM   #20
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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!
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Old 2010-01-02, 04:25 PM   #21
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Default TCM HD Blacked Out??? WTH???

Tuned to 1283 today to see what was on and got the message that the channel is blacked out. Something about not having broadcast rights in Canada.
The regular channel 292 is still available.
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Old 2010-01-02, 04:58 PM   #22
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I could be wrong, but here is my best guess...

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.

But that is just a my guess.
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Old 2010-01-02, 05:48 PM   #23
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Old 2010-01-02, 09:06 PM   #24
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It is my guess that Treasure HD, Rush HD and Equator HD are the "guilty" channels which have snapped the Canadian HD rights for the blacked out movies on TCM HD.
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Old 2010-01-03, 08:46 AM   #25
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... 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.
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Old 2010-01-19, 10:20 PM   #26
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Default TCM-HD -"Blackout in effect" - what?

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??

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Old 2010-01-19, 10:47 PM   #27
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Likely: Some Canadian network has the exclusive rights to show that film, so TCM is blacked out.

This also used to happen with James Bond movie marathons on Superstation.
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Old 2010-01-19, 10:48 PM   #28
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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?
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Old 2010-01-19, 10:55 PM   #29
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Probably on TCM in SD.
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Old 2010-01-19, 11:50 PM   #30
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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
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