Cogeco, the country’s fourth largest cable television operator, has announced that it will drop HDNet from its high definition (HD) television line-up at the end of this month.
Out with the old and in with the new appears to be the motto at Rogers Cable today as the company dropped the popular HDNet channel from its digital cable line-up and added the new Rogers owned FX Canada.
Rogers did not provide its customers with any rationale for why it was dropping the U.S. general interest television channel from its HD Specialty and HD Nature Themes pack.
In a notice to its Digital Cable customers Rogers Cable has announced that, effective November 1st, it will no longer offer HDNet.
Rogers is the second major Canadian distributor to drop HDNet from its line-up in the last year. Bell Satellite removed HDNet from its offerings last December after a contract dispute between the two firms.
In tonights, “Dan Rather Reports,” the show’s namesake travels to the West Bank, a place previously known as one of the more dangerous places in the world, but now surprisingly calm in the face of the tumult shaking the Middle East – thanks in part to a little-known U.S. military program.
In the information section of its Electronic Program Guide Bell Satellite TV (BSTV) is telling customers that, effective December 7th, it will no longer offer HDNet.
Bell has not given any reason for dropping the popular high definition channel, however, HDNet representatives tell Digital Home readers the decision came after Bell told the station that it would be moving HDNet to a less desirable theme pack, a move the station did not want
spring HD concert series this Sunday which includes popular bands like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Green Day and Jack Johnson.
The musical concert series, shot in high definition, will air every Sunday at 8pm Eastern time for eleven weeks on HDNet starting with Mariah Carey on April 18th.