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post #16 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-10, 03:07 PM
 
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post #17 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-10, 05:46 PM
 
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I hope they add a lot more HD channels because they are lacking right now compared to other satelite/cable services.
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post #18 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-13, 04:29 PM
 
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i'm very disappointed that we don't get HDNET.
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post #19 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-14, 12:03 AM
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Me too. If they don't evolve soon, I'm leaving.
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post #20 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-14, 09:11 AM
 
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good news for the ones who has hdtv, with this news:http://www.mediacastermagazine.com/i...issue=04142008
vidéotron will add 30 hd channels and 14 of them is in french. so perhaps hdnet is among them.
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post #21 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-14, 09:48 AM
 
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That is a mistranslation of the press release. Videotron will only add 2 french new HD channels : RDI HD and ARTV HD, and no new English channels. This will bring to a grand total of 30 HD channels, 14 of which are French.
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post #22 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-15, 11:32 AM
 
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Can anyone name the 16 HD english channels?

I don't think there are that many?

PBS,NBC,ABC,CBS,FOX,TSN, CityTV,A&E,TMN, Discovery, National Geographic, RogersSportsnet.
???? 12 so far.
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post #23 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-15, 11:52 AM
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Can anyone name the 16 HD english channels?

I don't think there are that many?

PBS,NBC,ABC,CBS,FOX,TSN, CityTV,A&E,TMN, Discovery, National Geographic, RogersSportsnet.
???? 12 so far.
CBC, CTV, Global.
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post #25 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-16, 05:32 PM
 
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Do we really need more French HD channels? Don't get me wrong, I am glad there are a few now. Even though a will nevr watch a single french HD channel it would not be fair for our french friends for there to only be one french HD channel.
However the problem is that Videotramp is now spending so much time and energy being fair that it has lost all motivation to even consider new English channels. and THAT is something I disagree with strongly.

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post #26 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-17, 06:34 PM
 
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I think the problem is that Videotron is spending a lot of money pushing there internet and phone services... leaves little money for programming rights. But hopefully soon some will come.
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post #27 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-18, 01:33 AM
 
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I think the problem is that Videotron is spending a lot of money pushing there internet and phone services... leaves little money for programming rights. But hopefully soon some will come.
Up until very recently, I was thinking that Videotron was more or less on cruise control as upper management of the parent company was busy trying to keep Quebecor World out of bankruptcy.

INMO, I don't think Videotron will ever have as many English HD channels as the competition. 90% of their market is Francophone who outside of Grand Montreal don't watch a lot of English televison.
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post #28 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-19, 08:10 PM
 
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I think they will start getting to buisness more with this type of stuff when the hearings are over and when they expand to most of "les regions" with there digital service. I think the company's future is interesting, and heading in the right direction for now.
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post #29 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-26, 12:34 AM
 
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RDI HD starts May 2. Preview now running on 619. Noticed it today.
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post #30 of 92 (permalink) Old 2008-04-26, 12:37 AM
 
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TQS has new owners... it's here to stay.
Maybe not:

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