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post #1 of 841 (permalink) Old 2011-01-01, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Bell TV 2011 New Channels discussion

New Channels always generate a lot of discussion so this thread is for discussing new channels in 2011.

You're welcome to speculate and discuss new channels coming to Bell TV in 2011 but PLEASE unless it's been confirmed by an official press release, be clear about what is speculation and what is fact.

A post saying "a CSR said it was coming" is NOT official, however, it does put it in the "highly" likely category.

If its posted on the CRTC site that its been approved by the CRTC but Bell TV has not said anything, I would consider that in the "not very likely at this time" category.

Replaces Bell TV (ExpressVu) 2010 New Channels Discussion



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post #2 of 841 (permalink) Old 2011-01-03, 01:29 AM
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There was talk that Bell was going to offer just HBO as a separate package, nothing yet. I asked Bell customer service a few months back.
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post #3 of 841 (permalink) Old 2011-01-03, 10:35 AM
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This is not allowed by the Movie Network. Won't be happening.
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It's even more complicated than that. HBO Canada is a multiplex of TMN and MC, therefore CRTC regulations prevent the sale of HBO without TMN or MC.
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post #5 of 841 (permalink) Old 2011-01-03, 08:14 PM
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To keep the discussion going, let's (again) list the channels that are offered by Bell competitors that are not found on Bell. Hopefully, some of these will actually make the "2011 New Channels" list!

Going from memory (ok, I added more after looking at Rogers), quote and add if you know more...

Bold HD
Movietime HD
Speed HD
History HD
HD Net
MFun! HD
HLN HD
Big Ten Network HD
CBS College Sports HD
WowTV HD
Nasa HD

After typing this (and I believe there are more), I realize, again, that Bell is slipping behind rapidly. They need to start using MPEG4 sooner than later.
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Looks like bell has re added Channels 271 and 272 for 2011. Both currently say off air.
271 free preview
272 New channels
both these channels were never up to date when were on the guide in 2010.

I stand corrected channel 271 list 3 Hockey games that will be shown in 3D two of which have already been shown.
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CBS College Sports HD is on Channel 1413.
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CBS College Sports HD is on Channel 1413.
Hmm. One of those channels that doesn't show in my guide. I go from 1410 to 1418 (which I don't sub).
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Global Winnipeg just went HD OTA.
When will it be on Bell?
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Global Winnipeg just went HD OTA.
When will it be on Bell?
Probably never.
CITY-Vancouver has been HD for a while but not available on Bell.
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post #11 of 841 (permalink) Old 2011-01-04, 12:42 AM
 
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TVO HD is yet another one missing from Bell, which I know Rogers carries.
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Will Spike HD be added at all in 2011?
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CBS College Sports HD is on Channel 1413.
I gave the wrong channel for CBS College Sports Network HD. It should be channel 1432.
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Again based on my contacts....

Spike HD is still in the plans but no date...
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Family HD and YTV HD around January 12th

Thats it for now...

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It's always interesting to hear your "news", hsantos, and hopefully at least some new HD channels will indeed be added. (I was not even aware of the two channels you mentioned having HD plans, and your announcement is a bit surprising) I am still eagerly awaiting History HD and Movietime HD, but wonder if that will ever happen. (My former provider, Eastlink, just added those to their lineup)

By the way, jayoldschool, we DO have MFun! HD, and perhaps I need to check and see if it might have been removed in the past day or so. It has always been there for me.
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