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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 2015-04-27, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Action HD will launch on May 1, 2015

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Shaw Media is excited to announce that Action HD will launch on May 1, 2015. Action HD will be available to approximately 80% of Action’s total subscriber base at the time of launch.
Free Preview May 1 - 31.

Source: http://media.shawmedia.ca/uploadedfi...ee_preview.pdf
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 2015-04-28, 06:04 AM
 
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That's surprising. Showcase Diva died and was replaced by Lifetime, wasn't it?

I was almost certain Action would go that way too, especially since it has been without an HD feed for such a long time. Guess we'll see what happens when Pick and Pay goes live...
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Well, I doubt it will be on Rogers.
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It is hard to be positive about such press releases that make stuff up about subscriber numbers....what is incremental? Just put the channel on the air and let it sink or swim.....enough with the creative adverts......we all know the old outhouse saying!
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...what is incremental?
3.6 million viewers that aren't subscribers who will see it on free preview.

The PDF is from Shaw's "Inside Track" magazine which is directed to industry insiders such as advertisers, who would be interested in total viewers for a May advertising campaign.
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Well, I doubt it will be on Rogers.
According to Shaw Media, it's will be in HD for over 80% of Action's subscribers. Rogers probably account for about 20% of Canada's subs, so I think it will be on Rogers.
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I'm quite shocked they didn't announce its re-branding as TruTV too... because that's what it pretty much is nowadays. Mostly TruTV shows with an occasional film or Showcase rerun.
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That's surprising. Showcase Diva died and was replaced by Lifetime, wasn't it?

I was almost certain Action would go that way too, especially since it has been without an HD feed for such a long time. Guess we'll see what happens when Pick and Pay goes live...
I figure they want to "claim" their HD license before changing the format. That way the CRTC won't interfere, not like they do much of that anyway.
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anyone see Action HD on their Guide yet? I'm guessing it'll show up sometime after 12 PM.

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Action HD now is on channel 82 on Rogers.
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How about H2 HD and CMT HD?
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After a reboot Action HD is on Bell Fibe 1334

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I see no indication as to whether Eastlink will be picking this one up.

Amended, it is on channel 725 in Halifax with Eastlink.

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Can anyone confirm if Action HD is on free preview?

I did some checking, and it seems Bell satellite, Telus and MTS are not carrying Action HD.
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