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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-13, 10:32 AM
 
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I emailed and called Videotron, and they said that they will not be carrying it. No reason was given. The rep on the phone seemed to be reading from a script, so I'm guessing a lot of people are asking about it.

Not cool. Their French version was approved, if they can't get their act together and get this on the air, why should we have to wait for the ENglish version? I really should cancel that contract, satellite TV seems more appealing.
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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 08:48 AM
 
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These HD channels will be launch for sure this fall (probably in october):

RDS HD (for the beginning of Habs schedule)
A&E HD
Showcase HD
National Geographic HD

For the last 3 ones, they are in test mode now on QAMs cable 101 and 102, since a few weeks (now scrambled)
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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 03:20 PM
 
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With all do respect,
I REPEAT, the superchannels will be broadcast in every market (cable or satellite) with in canada.
Again, Customer service knows nothing.
Here the website for the proof.
http://www.allarcoentertainment.com/
You can look in the right side in the little ''to subscribe'' window.
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post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 04:02 PM
 
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"Super Channel will be available through all the major Canadian service providers, both cable and satellite. Please contact your provider of choice to let them know that you are interested in subscribing to Super Channel in the fall."

This doesn't mean all providers of services. Smaller companies definitely won't be caring the service to start.
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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 06:03 PM
 
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People, you must understand that videotron is always the LAST get on board with anything and not only that they cater to a mostly French population who doesn't care much about English programing .
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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 08:07 PM
 
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all the major Canadian service providers

Videotron is the 4th biggest provider in canada (cable or satellite).
I called Allarco and they confirmed that Videotron will carry it.
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 10:21 PM
 
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I get some information that Videotron will add National Geographic HD and A&E HD on september 27.

But it's unofficial so...wait & see.
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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-17, 12:57 AM
 
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Cool

I must be a marketing fool.

It seems to me that it would be a good thing to announce that

'Videotron to offer ?? new HD channels in September'!

NO?

Customer retention? At least a little excitement.

Is it just me(?), or might they need a little help over there?
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post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-17, 01:34 AM
 
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dude, they need A LOT of help over there...

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post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-09-17, 03:31 AM
 
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all the major Canadian service providers

Videotron is the 4th biggest provider in canada (cable or satellite).
I called Allarco and they confirmed that Videotron will carry it.
They probably will carry it, but they don't have to because the license make it mandatory to carry it for all cable provider in an English market. Videotron is not in an English market except for the few small town they have in eastern Ontario.

Since they are launching 6 channels (including 2 in HD) and an on demand service, I am pretty sure we will not get all of them. We would get TMN on Demand before Superchannel on demand and also, they would give their TMN subscriber the 2nd HD channel (MMore HD) before giving Superchannel 2 HD channel.

I predict that they will get only 1 HD channel if any...
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-10-12, 03:04 PM
 
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October 17th, A&E HD (#666) and National Geographic HD (#754) will be added to the Videotron HD lineup.
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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-10-13, 12:28 PM
 
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WOW! Is this confirmed? Is this for sure. If so WOOHOO!!!

I would prefer MPIX HD a million times over this or WB/CW in HD or any movie or superstation but man I am so starved for HD content this will do

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post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-10-13, 10:26 PM
 
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Probably the CSR told you they have no information but it's official.

To get these 2 stations, the customer need to pay the monthly fees for HD (2,99$ / month) + get the channel in standard version.
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http://www.quebecor.com/NewsCenter/P...gName=16102007

Official's press release for the new 2 HD channels.
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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 2007-12-02, 12:14 PM
 
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will they carry playhouse disney canada?
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