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post #14 of (permalink) Old 2015-10-29, 02:45 PM
denben73
 
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Channel re-alignment coming.

Found out this AM that EL will be rearranging channels across their systems this fall. It's linked from their main page on their site.

http://www.eastlink.ca/portals/0/cab...%20numbers.pdf

Starting in Ontario in November and ending in BC in early December.

A few things I observed...

  • Looks like SD and HD content will be intermixed.
  • Most channels will have new channel numbers. Possibly the same numbers across the country. I has suggested this to them years ago when they were announcing new channels on FB and Twitter and had to list 8 different channel numbers for the different regions. )
  • Unless some info is missing it looks like SD versions of HD channels will be turned off. It's going to save some bandwidth but I imagine there are still a few SD-only boxes that are going to be affected. Also, if this document is correct the "lowest" channels will be in the 400s. Also, no more analog at all?
  • Looks like it might be the end of Real Estate channels, certain barker channels and the TV listings channel.
  • If this is complete, the only Weather Network feed is going to be in HD. Does that mean that there will be truly local info on the HD feed very soon?

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Last edited by denben73; 2015-10-29 at 02:47 PM. Reason: Added more info to second point
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