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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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MTS tv changes Dec 8 2011

www.mts.ca/tv-changes
mts will be adding several tv channels and changing theme groups. visit this website for all the information

Currently with MTS(All services TV,Internet, Home phone and Cell phone)
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 10:30 AM
 
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Nice of MTS to continue to tease us that they will add Family HD and the Weather channel HD. If they actually deliver as promised this time it will be close to only a year late.

Also coming are the following:

OWN HD
W Movies HD
YTV HD
NFL Network HD
TCM HD
HLN HD
Sportnet One HD
Food Network HD
HGTV HD
Hollywood Suite (new movie channels)
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post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 11:32 AM
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New Channels (Ultimate TV)

Normally we would discuss new channels in the New Channels thread. However, since this is a major reworking of the theme groups along with a bunch of new channels, it's appropriate to keep the discussion together in this thread.

Here is the complete list of new channels:
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Theme Group	Number	Channel Name
Medley       	321	Aux TV
Sports Trophies	186	EuroWorld Sport
Kids Plus	256	Baby TV
Sports Fans	187	Rogers Sportsnet One
Add. Choices	523	Miracle Network
Add. Choices	525	Al Jazeera English
Add. Choices	526	TV Japan
Add. Choices	527	Sport TV
Free HD.	416	CBC HD Winnipeg
Free HD.	450	The Weather Network HD
Free HD.	452	Family Channel HD
Free HD.	456	OWN Oprah Winfrey Network HD
Free HD.	457	Movie Central 2 HD
Free HD.	458	W Movies HD
Free HD.	459	YTV HD
Free HD.	460	Bloomberg TV HD
Free HD.	478	NFL Network HD
Free HD.	463	Turner Classic Movies HD
Free HD.	466	Headline News HD
HD Sports	479	Rogers Sportsnet One HD
HD Variety	479	Food Network HD
HD Variety	465	HGTV HD
Hollywood Suite	467	The MGM Channel HD
Hollywood Suite	468	Warner Films HD
Hollywood Suite	469	Hollywood Storm HD
Hollywood Suite	470	Hollywood Festival HD
Just a reminder that you have to subscribe to the SD channel to receive the HD version, except for the Hollywood Suite, which are HD-only.
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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 11:45 AM
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Theme changes (Ultimate TV)

These changes will not affect monthly charges or channel numbers, but access to certain channels may be affected.
For a more personalized view of how the changes will affect your MTS TV service, go to the link in post 1 and enter your account number.
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Current Theme	New Theme	Number	Channel Name
Super         	Entertainment	223	The CW New York
Movie Picks	Lifestyle	234	Sundance Channel
Family  	Movie Flicks	159	AMC
Family  	Movie Flicks	160	Turner Classic Movies
Entertainment	Movie Picks	113	E!
Lifestyle	Movie Picks	292	W Movies
Movie Flicks	Movie Picks	242	DUSK
Family     	Super         	156   	GSN
Family  	Super       	157	NASA TV
Movie Flicks	Rewind       	243	Mystery TV
Movie Picks	Rewind       	232	Comedy Gold
Sports Trophies	Rewind       	184	TLN
Super         	Rewind     	235	TELETOON Retro
Super         	Rewind     	225	Global Reality Channel
Prime Time	PrimeTimeCanada 104	Discovery Channel
Prime Time	PrimeTimeCanada 105	History Television
Prime Time	PrimeTimeCanada	106	TVtropolis (East)
Prime Time	PrimeTimeCanada	107	TVtropolis (West)
Prime Time	PrimeTimeCanada 109	CMT
Information	News         	283   	CNBC
Information	News         	284   	MSNBC
News         	Information	145	CP24
News         	Information	147	RT
Code:
Current Theme	New Theme	Number	Channel Name
HD Starter	Free HD.	431	Movie Central HD
HD Starter	Free HD.	432	HBO Canada (East)
HD Starter	Free HD.	433	HBO Canada (West)
HD Starter	Free HD.	434	Encore avenue HD
HD Starter	Free HD.	435	Super Channel HD1
HD Starter	Free HD.	436	Super Channel HD2
HD Sports	Free HD.	475	TSN HD
HD Sports	Free HD.	477	TSN2 HD
Free HD.	HD Starter	421	CBC HD Toronto
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post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 12:38 PM
 
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It is also worth mentioning that HD Variety is gaining the following channels:

Food Network HD
HGTV HD
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post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 01:51 PM
 
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Nice to see TSN HD included in the free HD pack.
Super stations no longer require a subscription to a movie package!

One thing i don't like is requiring you to sub to HD stater before you could get any other HD packs. I guess this hasn't changed...
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In addition to the actual theme changes, I noticed a few related things.

Super theme will now longer require a premium movie package as a prerequisite. You can subscribe to the Super theme like any other theme.

The Prime Time double theme is split into 2 single themes - Prime Time and Prime Time Canada, so it's a little more flexible. Prime Time will contain A&E, TLC, CNN, and Headline News.

The Family theme will count as a single theme. The other channels will be moved to Movie Flicks and Super. Again, a little more flexible.

Rewind is a new theme.

If you want to get the network series from the CW network, you can get a CW channel in the Entertainment theme or Super theme.
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 03:53 PM
 
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It would be nice to see CW offered in HD.

One of the other oddities with the change is that PrimeTime and Family, previously counted as two theme groups are splitting into single groups yet there is no reference to if SportsFans will still count as two groups or if it will change to being one group.
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Discovery World HD and Wild HD should be in different theme groups. The two channels aren't even that similar.
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post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-17, 10:03 PM
 
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Generally a positive change, I think?
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After having some time to reflect on these changes two points jump out:

Hollywood Suite is being added relatively quickly.

It is surprising to see FX Canada not on the list with the scope of the other changes.
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post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-18, 12:11 PM
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Talking Great changes!

The move of TSN HD and TSN2 HD is the biggest for me. I can remove my subscription to HD Sports now.

Also moving AMC out of family was long overdue, and a great move.

These are all pretty good changes if you ask me.
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Still no SpaceHD though.
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Anyone have any idea what the channel on 527 called "Sport TV" is? A new specialty channel? A PPV sports channel? A preview channel for sports? etc.?
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post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old 2011-10-19, 12:59 PM
 
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"Sport TV" since it's listed as additional choices is most likely an international channel.

Maybe this? They say they are available on Bell and some IPTV service.

Quote:
We are pleased to announce a new television channel from Portugal - SPORT TV AMÉRICAS. Having earned its name for a great soccer entertainment, SPORT TV AMÉRICAS also brings comprehensive sports to the Portuguese-Canadian community. The channel transmits mainly football(soccer), golf, basketball, volleyball, rugby, and tennis. It also features debates, news and sports reports. The most important Liga ZON Sagres games are shown exclusively on Sport TV Americas. This year,it will feature games of Sporting CP, Benfica, Porto, Braga and much more!

The channel airs live soccer matches every week from the Portuguese First& Second divisions as well as coverage of the League Cup and Portuguese Cup. Soccer programming on Sport TV Américas includes:

-Liga Zon Sagres
-Liga Orangina
-Taça de Portugal Millenium
-Taça da Liga
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