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post #286 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-16, 11:12 AM
 
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So Rogers announces they're dripping AMC, which creates a big fuss and defection of customers to Bell. Now Bell also announces they're dropping it. Meanwhile, over on Rogers Community Forums the moderators say they're negotiating to keep it. I don't know how significant AMC's Canadian market is, but losing both Rogers and Bell would be significant. My sense is that after negotiations, both carriers may add it as part of an extra cost theme pack. Meanwhile, Rogers just announced my Cable bill will be going up by $2 + tax. That will put it over my $100 limit. Since my ISP offers Link TV which I can bundle with my Internet and home phone and even save money, I'll be looking at dumping Rogers Cable altogether.
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post #287 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-31, 11:00 AM
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So anything new to report on the AMC Rogers thing? I guess we'll find out tonight?
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post #288 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-31, 12:50 PM
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Any mention of AMC is now missing from Rogers web site. I suggest that Rogers and Bell customers call and ask for a credit.
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post #289 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-31, 01:15 PM
 
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I recall that after the outrage on Rogers Community Forums, a moderator said they are looking into it. My bill said "Starting January 1, 2020, AMC will no longer be available as part of your TV package" but it's still in my IPG beyond that date and I just scheduled a movie to record on January 2nd. We will see what happens tomorrow.
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post #290 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-31, 01:23 PM
 
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Is Rogers offering a replacement channel to placate its viewers?
I for one will NEVER return to Bell!

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post #291 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-31, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Rogers is keeping AMC:

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t.../453461#M51810

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We are pleased to announce that we have reached a fair agreement with the content provider to continue offering the AMC channel to our customers.
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post #292 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-31, 03:28 PM
 
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I'm sure BELL will reach the same agreement and keep AMC as well. I guess these negotiations always go right up to the last minute
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post #293 of 307 (permalink) Old 2019-12-31, 05:11 PM
 
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Seems like customer wishes convinced Rogers to keep negotiating. Clearly AMC's ratings were what prompted the increase to BDUs. Bell would be foolish to also not re-sign.
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post #294 of 307 (permalink) Old 2020-01-01, 09:56 AM
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Negotiations were probably ongoing even when they announced the channel was being dropped. It's possible that AMC was the one to blink especially with Bell threatening to drop the channel as well.

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post #295 of 307 (permalink) Old 2020-01-01, 06:22 PM
 
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For those of you that may like this channel, FYI has been dropped by Rogers for whatever reason, and no notifications either.
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post #296 of 307 (permalink) Old 2020-01-01, 06:53 PM
 
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FYI shut down.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FYI_...ian_TV_channel)

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For those of you that may like this channel, FYI has been dropped by Rogers for whatever reason, and no notifications either.
Read your bills! The following was in a recent bill:

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The broadcaster for FYI has decided to stop airing this channel starting January 1, 2020. This means it will no longer be part of your TV or Theme package. If you pay a separate monthly service fee for this channel, we will stop charging you. We love TV too and we're sorry that you may be losing a channel you enjoy.

If you currently have FYI selected as a bonus channel as part of your Popular or Premier TV Package, we will automatically replace it. If you would like to pick a different one, you can exchange bonus channels once every 30 days by signing into rogers.com/myrogers and selecting TV.

The rest of your Rogers TV package will remain the same. If you have any questions or wish to change or cancel your Rogers services, please reach out to us in any of the ways listed in the Contact Us section of this
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post #298 of 307 (permalink) Old 2020-01-01, 08:49 PM
 
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I just went online to my Rogers portal and it seems they've added BBC World to my package, although when I try to access it, it says NOT Subscribed. I guess it will take a few days. I wonder why they picked that one for me, strange.
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What package do you have? I have VIP and I see BBC World as a subscription channel.
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post #300 of 307 (permalink) Old 2020-01-19, 10:40 PM
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Hi...this may be a silly question. I'm looking at the new Ignite packages and I don't see SciFi (formerly Space) on any of them.

Anyone know which packages include it?
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