Yes, I have been getting AMC HD since November when I came back to Rogers, I record The Walking Dead every week (not sure if it's free preview, but if so, its been a looong time). I just checked and I do NOT get any of the other channels mentioned above.
My problem with the pricing and packaging is that it is not in the "spirit" with what the CRTC intended (both flexibility and affordability). Frankly, I think you are quite lucky that the channels you are interested in happen to fall into only 1 or 2 theme packages but I highly doubt this is the case for most or the average person.
If you look at the top 5 speciality channels in Canada they are TSN, Sportsnet, Discovery, History, and Space. You would have to purchase:
Science & History $10
Drama & Comedy $10
For a grand total of 80.99!! This is for the networks (Canada and US) and only 5 other channels that most people watch.
If you want to live on the edge and add the next 5 most popular channels W, HGTV, YTV, Showcase, and Food then you have to add:
This would be for a total of $115.99 . . . wow.
That doesn't even include a channel like CP24 which is on every food court and doctors office TV in the GTA.
I was hoping that I would be able to move from basic to starter and add a few channels that I want. I don't need a lot, but the way the channels are grouped and priced it is completely punitive and really forces the average person to stay within the current pricing scheme.
Last edited by kibosh; 2016-03-10 at 01:10 PM.