I thought I would start a thread on updates regarding Source Cable (Operated by Rogers)
1.) As of November 4, 2014 Source Cable is now operated by Rogers Cable
2.) No transition to Rogers billing and packages has been announced
3.) Customers should continue to call Source Cable and visit Source Cable's website regarding any inquiries
As of November 18, all channels have been converted to digital only, including basic cable channels. Source Cable does not use digital adapters. You must purchase a DCT or DCX box for each TV in your house.
701 CBLFT-DT (Ici Radio-Canada Tele - Toronto)
719 Telelatino HD
765 OUTtv HD
776 BBC World News HD
786 Wild TV HD
790 RDS HD
799 Sportsnews HD
846 Sportsnet East HD
847 Sportsnet West HD
848 Sportsnet Pacific HD
887 beIN Sports HD
888 WWE Network HD
500 Univision Canada
501 RAI News 24
502 RAI World Premium
503 Sky TV 24
511 Aapka Colors
512 ATN Sony TV
513 Zee TV Canada HD
516 Fairchild 2 (SD)
520 Filipino TV
521 GMA Pony TV
525 FPTV (SIC)
526 TV Globo
531 DW Amerika
532 TV Polonia
The following Ethnic channels have moved to new locations
510 ATN (Moved from 501)
515 Fairchild TV (Moved from 503)
530 Odyssey Television Network (Moved from 502)
I'm guessing as contracts run out, some channels might get dropped.
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These were all pre Rogers. I wouldn't be surprised if these disappear. As for HD channels that aren't carried on Rogers, I would imagine Source Cable will retain them even if Rogers main areas don't have them so long as at least the SD version is offered on Rogers other systems. Since Rogers is aggressively moving more channels to digital, I'm guessing more HD channels for the main Rogers systems are on the way.
I still don't get why Rogers is holding out adding channels to it's other Hamilton system now under the Rogers brand. They have more than enough bandwidth. Shaw dropped all the upper tier analog channels before they transitioned the system to Rogers and Rogers has added almost nothing since taking over, just whatever was mandated by the CRTC; Unis, LCN and Cable 14 HD. They don't even have the extra TSN feeds.
You might be right about contracts. It could also be technical reasons, maybe some equipment needs to be installed in their Headend which may take time, maybe SDV stuff, who knows. I also noticed Source has Cartoon Network as well.
Ethnics were always in the 500s under Source Cable. I wouldn't read anything into how Source Cable or Rogers Hamilton have their channels setup. Both systems are numbered based on pre-Rogers setup. Also Source Cable has nowhere near the amount of ethnics that Rogers main systems have. Source Cable has maybe 20 ethnics.
I fully expect that Source Cable and Rogers Hamilton will eventually have the same channel numbers as existing Rogers systems.
It could also be technical reasons, maybe some equipment needs to be installed in their Headend which may take time, maybe SDV stuff, who knows.
Possible but Source Cable doesn't do SDV either and the former Shaw system has many MPEG-4 HD channels so that system shouldn't be starving for bandwidth. They could easily offer what is available on Source Cable now without any issue.
Not sure. The office where the former Mountain cable plant on Hester street is still open. It's very possible that they have migrated the Internet traffic. I'm going to assume the Source Cable plant will probably be the head end for both former Source Cable and former Mountain Cable customers since it's pretty much a brand new facility.