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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 2012-12-31, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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MTS TV programming packages and pricing discussion

The purpose of this thread is to discuss packages and pricing for MTS TV. Here's the link to an older thread:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=149826

EDIT by Dr.Dave: See post 69 for details on Skinny Basic (Starter Package).

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post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 2013-01-03, 01:28 PM
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The prices for the following services will change effective March 1, 2013:

Old Monthly Price New Monthly price
Adventure channel group $2.50 $3.00
Entertainment channel group $2.50 $3.00
Life channel group $2.50 $3.00
Movie Flicks channel group $2.50 $3.00
Primetime 1 channel group $2.50 $3.00
Primetime 2 channel group $2.50 $3.00
Family channel group $2.50 $3.50
Sports Fans channel group $5.00 $6.00
Hi-Fi channel group $4.00 $5.00
Whole Home PVR service $5.00 $6.00
Premium Movies 7 Pak (with at least one channel group) $19.00 $20.00
Premium Movies 7 Pak (with only Basic service group) $24.98 $26.99
Premium Movies 5 Pak $15.99 $18.00
Sportsnet World $16.99 $19.00
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post #3 of 81 (permalink) Old 2013-01-03, 01:59 PM
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The prices for the following services will change effective March 1, 2013:
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MTS Ultimate TV Price Changes
	
Price	New price	
$2.50 	$3.00 	Adventure channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Entertainment channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Life channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Movie Flicks channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Primetime 1 channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Primetime 2* channel group
$2.50 	$3.50 	Family channel group
$5.00 	$6.00 	Sports Fans channel group
$4.00 	$5.00 	Hi-Fi channel group
$5.00 	$6.00 	Whole Home PVR service
$19.00 	$20.00 	Premium Movies 7 Pak (with at least one channel group)
$24.98 	$26.99 	Premium Movies 7 Pak (with only Basic service group)
$15.99 	$18.00 	Premium Movies 5 Pak
$16.99 	$19.00 	Sportsnet World

MTS Classic TV Price Changes		
		
$2.50 	$3.00 	Adventure channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Entertainment channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Life channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Movie Flicks channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Primetime 1 channel group
$2.50 	$3.00 	Primetime 2 channel group
$2.50 	$3.50 	Family channel group
$5.00 	$6.00 	Sports Fans channel group
$19.00 	$20.00 	Premium Movies 7 Pak (with at least one channel group)
$24.98 	$26.99 	Premium Movies 7 Pak (with only Basic service group)
$15.99 	$18.00 	Premium Movies 5 Pak
$16.99 	$19.00 	Sportsnet World
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post #4 of 81 (permalink) Old 2013-01-03, 09:18 PM
 
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Wow - that wipes out the savings from their reconfigure a few weeks ago...
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An extra $7 to get movie channels 7-pak without a group. Make absolutely no sense why they even bother keeping this option.

Also 5-pak going up $2+ and 7-pak only $1?

Building in the HD groups cost I guess. Time to drop a group or 2 to offset the $6 increase here.
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It is interesting that all the groups being increased have at least one HD channel.

It is also interesting that the News, People, and Places groups are not includede even though they also have HD channels.

This change definitely explains the move away from selling theme groups in blocks of three though as it gives them the ability to charge seperately for them.

At the end of the day I still like this structure better than the old system where you had to pay one fee for a large HD gruop regardless of the number of channels you had access to.

It does still bother me though that MTS is charging to the PVR and STB when there is no purchase/free with contract offer like Shaw routinely has.
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I treat the PVR charge like I'm renting the box... but it would be an easy change to waive that fee entirely. Heck - I'd pay $4 a month overall to get rid of that PVR fee!
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Just a reminder that a number of fee increases will be coming into affect with the March billings. It is mostly a $0.50 per group increase for the groups that added the HD channels recently. I am sure someone will post the full details.
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post #10 of 81 (permalink) Old 2013-03-06, 08:13 AM
 
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No TMN Go on MTS TV, for now

I guess this won't be much of a surprise to anyone, but MTS confirmed to me via Twitter this week that "there are no launch plans to speak of at this time", for TMN Go, The Movie Network's new Canadian streaming service.
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Available at no additional cost with a subscription to The Movie Network ...
The Movie Network is only available in Ontario and east (Movie Central is only available in Manitoba and west).

Therefore MTS cannot offer TMN Go.

Here's the discussion thread: TMN Go launched.
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Ah, of course. Like most Canadians, I'd forgotten that having two nearly identical, non-competing services is what the Canadian television industry is all about.
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Anyone have any insight into when the next batch of new channels/packages might roll out? I know MTV, Slice, W, Lifetime, H2 and Teleton have launched in HD. Cosmo has been announced as coming soon in HD and Prime will likely be adding an HD feed and dropping timeshift when it rebands to DTour on Aug 26th.

Add in that Cartoon Network Canada has been on free preview here forever as it has not been really placed into a package yet. Further, Sportnet taking over The Score may warrant a split of the double sized sports group into a SportsNet group and a group with the balance.

With all these possible changes it really feels like there are a backlog building that is usually addressed through a channel/group overhaul.

Edit: Just heard that with Fox launching their comedy spin off of FX in the states, FXX, will see a similar channel launch here by Rogers called FXX Canada. If this is done as a channel rebranding it would likely be G4. This is also likely bring a HD version of the channel at the same time.

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NFL Sunday Ticket

MTS has announced their NFL Sunday Ticket package pricing for 2013 (same as 2012).
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Special Offer: Sign up by September 3 and save $50 off the season pass for NFL Sunday Ticket

For a limited time; get the full season of NFL Sunday Ticket for only $149.00.

After September 3, regular pricing for NFL Sunday Ticket will be $199.00 for the full season, also available as 4 equal payments of $49.75.

Follow your favourite team and get every game, every Sunday! With NFL Sunday Ticket (Channels 1811 – 1826), you can watch up to 16 NFL games each Sunday throughout the 17-week regular season.
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Special pricing ($149) applies to full payment price only, not available in installment payments.
http://www.mts.ca/mts/personal/tv/wi...+sunday+ticket

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Watch up to six games at once with MTS Ultimate TV.
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NFL RedZone

NFL RedZone provides fans with the scoring action as it happens during all of the Sunday afternoon games. When a team goes inside its opponent's 20-yard line, NFL RedZone takes you there and provides you live look-ins, highlights, fantasy stats, and the chance to see every scoring play from every game.

NFL RedZone can be found on MTS Ultimate TV on channels 810 (Classic and UTV) and 1810 (UTV only in HD). $49.95 for the NFL Season

Source: http://www.mts.ca/mts/personal/tv/wi...es/nfl+redzone
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