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post #286 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-05-17, 02:10 PM
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Any other info on exact launch date of new channels, is there going to be a special package etc.
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post #287 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-05-17, 03:06 PM
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There will probably some that are extra but Shaw has stated many of the new channels will be included with existing packages. It all hinges on what many means.

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By many, I assume that the many missing OTA channels and HD specialty channels normally bundled with the SD versions will be included. I'm also looking for a lot of missing channels that belong to specialty packages, such as TMN, to magically appear. Otherwise, I don't expect to see any freebies from Shaw.
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Shaw's not really be in a position to charge extra for the HD version of specialty channels someone already subscribes to in SD when none of their competitors do that. These aren't "freebies" - you're already paying for them. When Cogeco added a whole bunch of new HD channels last year you got the HD versions so long as you subscribed to SD. I really really don't think Shaw Direct will be any different.

Hollywood Suite, the rest of the channels that go with Oasis (e.g. RadX etc) will probably show up shortly after G1 goes live, too. Hollywood Suite will probably cost $6 a month or so. The rest of the sister channels to Oasis will probably be included in the HD Extra pack that includes Discovery World and Oasis. Hopefully they throw in a preview period for all of them.
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post #290 of 290 (permalink) Old 2013-05-18, 03:53 PM
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Just as an FYI, we do have a sticky for discussing programming and pricing.

We also have a G1 channel speculation thread.

This thread is supposed to be about the launch and final positioning. It will be closed once the satellite is in place and fully functional.

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