Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Toronto - Rogers 8300HD PVR
WSBK, WPIX, WGN, and KTLA (Boston, New York, Chicago, and LA) - aren't available in the SD Timeshifting package. They are part of the much older scheme - originally only available with the Canadian super stations like First Choice (TMN) and SuperChannel. Though I used to get them, I think, in that Rogers HD package I dropped when they moved TSN HD to simple VIP.
WPCH (Atlanta - formerly WTBS) is available in both SD and HD in the VIP package. WPCH HD is at channel 47, so presumably it's part of other cheaper packages too. Not sure when it transitioned from the same status as the other 4.
These days WGN, WPIX, and KTLA are all CW affiliates, and there is CW affiliate WNLO (channel 23 from Buffalo) also carried in SD on basic cable (channel 166). Not sure why this isn't carried in HD yet - as far as I know, WNLO only has an HD signal these days, so rather unsporting of Rogers to only carry it in SD!
Meanwhile WSBK is now a MyNetworkTV affiliate - like WNYO (basic cable channel 167) which like WNLO is also bizarrely available in SD.
I don't find much on any of these channels that I can't find elsewhere on channels I do get. Though there used to be some Chicago and Boston sports stuff - not sure these days.