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post #151 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-05-31, 08:14 PM
 
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We had a message on our TiVo system to say that GameTV HD has been added on 845. We don't sub to that channel so I don't know if it is fully active yet or not.

@greatger - I had read a post on another forum that someone had heard that AMC HD would be coming to North Bay (and Chatham too) in June or July.

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post #152 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-06-01, 02:18 AM
 
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Did some digging through their channel list on the website and noticed that Vision TV appears to be coming on 797 and ONE HD on 798.

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post #153 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-06-01, 08:57 AM
 
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It's a region thing and I guess they choose not to purchase it for the North region. Instead they charge us $2 a month AMC SD. Take it or leave it basically.
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post #154 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-06-01, 10:21 AM
 
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Not sure where you got that info since Chatham doesn't have it either and it's 70KM east of Windsor.

It's probably a technical issue. Some of the smaller systems don't have the same channel capacity as the larger systems. They are working on it, from what I hear.

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post #155 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-06-01, 03:17 PM
 
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Of course we don't get 845 GameTV HD. Another region thing
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post #156 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-06-01, 03:22 PM
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There are two possible issues and in many cases both likely have an effect on smaller markets. Some markets are only built to 600Mhz while most larger markets are either 750Mhz-860Mhz. The other issue is some markets don't have switched digital video. If you live in a smaller city like Chatham or North Bay, both of these issues could be preventing some channels from being available due to lack of capacity.
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No big deal really but The Real Estate Channel that was on channel 9 in Windsor, Leamington and Chatham-Kent is no longer available. It was removed a week ago on the 14th.

I inquired about channels 797 and 798 that I posted about almost 2 months ago. Even though they are still listed on their website, they were never added nor do the CSRs acknowledge they would/should/could be added. To them, if they don't carry it the channel itself must not exist. They said it was probably a mistake and it would be corrected on the site yet 2 weeks later they are still there. Guess they are busy buying US cable systems than trying to make things better for their CURRENT customers in Canada.

2 HD channels added since January and one of them is a Premium adult service.

I still can't understand why it's so hard for them (or any cable/IPTV/satellite company) to make deals to add HD version of current SD channels that they do carry and others get them right away with zero issues. The only reason I can understand would be technical like having no capacity or lack of it. What happened to all that bandwidth with the analogue shutdown? I doubt it all went to internet since the packages haven't changed in all but 1 system.

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The day after my previous post, 797 (VisionTV) and 798 (ONE) went live.

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I noticed that as of today, in North Bay, 779 AMC HD is live, as are 797 Vision HD & 798 One HD are live as well.
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I noticed that as of today, in North Bay, 779 AMC HD is live, as are 797 Vision HD & 798 One HD are live as well.
Well Welll. It's about time. Thanks for the info. Appreciated
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Anyone know if HBO Canada is a premium channel or does it cost 2 spots ?
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post #163 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-08-05, 11:42 AM
 
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Premium. I believe you still have to sub to TMN to get it. I don't know of any provider that offers HBO as a stand alone.

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post #164 of 184 (permalink) Old 2017-08-05, 12:31 PM
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TMN is a multiplex channel that includes TMN 1-4 plus HBO. HBO is not available separately.

Cogeco charges $20/month for the above or $21.99 if you include TMN Encore 1 and 2 and the Superstations (KTLA, WPIX, WSBK.)
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MSNBC Changes/Issues?

Hi,

We've been watching MSNBC for about a year-and-a-half. It is now costing us 7-dollars for the Standard Def-only channel, since Cogeco dropped its Front Page pack, which they gave us free when we originally requested MSNBC. Strikes me as a bit of a gouge, but we want it and that's not the problem.

A week or so ago, we started getting an hour here/an hour there of MSNBC International during daytime hours. We seem to be missing the first hour of Morning Joe (6A-7A), the 10A-11A hour is now a replay of the Brian Williams 11th Hour show, and the 1PM hour appears to be up for grabs, too, (Today, it was last night's Kasie DC.)

Two calls to Cogeco CS were a waste of time. In fact, Julie and Sabrina both suggested we call the CRTC and make a complaint? I think I'd acknowledge there's a problem and do something about it.

Anybody else running into the same problem? I really don't want to watch CNN.

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