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Forum: MTS   2016-05-02, 09:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,192
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Bell buys MTS

BCE to buy Manitoba Telecom in friendly deal worth $3.9B - Business - CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bce-buys-manitoba-telecom-1.3561982)
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2015-02-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By 987654321
Great for all us OLD people who fondly remember...

Great for all us OLD people who fondly remember WMMS and WNCX.

Thanks for the link
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2015-01-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,989
Posted By 987654321
Shaw Fire (Suspend) Leslie Roberts (Update: Roberts Resigns)

This lowlife needs to be ditched - his days as a newsman are history - zero cred...

This reminds me of the scam that Warren Pierce was running on Detroit TV News 15 years ago .. you want your...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-10-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,029
Posted By 987654321
Shaw Direct is a joke By bundling with...

Shaw Direct is a joke

By bundling with Rogers, I pay $5.03 month less than SD last year.

I get 23 more HD channels including sports + a DVR that can record 6 shows at a time and act as a server...
Forum: What's On Television?   2014-10-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By 987654321
Downton Abbey Series 5 Spoilers

Counted resist the urge to look ... eh

After 4 episodes, I won't ruin it for others


But stay tuned
Forum: Shaw Cable   2014-06-05, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,775
Posted By 987654321
Shaw services to be renamed?

For those who received the Shaw Viewers Lounge link to the latest survey; it's obvious that they are testing out customer response to "Xfinity" brandname.

What's next - Shaw rebranded to "Comcast...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2014-04-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 129,397
Posted By 987654321
My question is "Where is the money coming from to...

My question is "Where is the money coming from to continue this no income operation?"

Lewis' previous stint with Ciel was a joke - 1 sale (to Charlie Ergan)
Forum: Windows Computing   2014-02-02, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,839
Posted By 987654321
Windows 9 - April 2015

Watch references to Windows 8 being dropped on all Surface ads. Windows 9 (Threshold) is on fast track to try to prevent Lenovo and HP from dropping Windows on future desktops.
...
Forum: On the Web   2014-01-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,814
Posted By 987654321
Is it me or is the humor quotient declining each...

Is it me or is the humor quotient declining each year?
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2014-01-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,414
Posted By 987654321
Just part of the MM Department that Shaw is...

Just part of the MM Department that Shaw is famous for. If this was a local window replacement or home renovation business, the BBB would be filled with complaints and Shaw employed Mike Holmes would...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-31, 08:18 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 241,263
Posted By 987654321
Welcome to the ever growing list of ex Shaw...

Welcome to the ever growing list of ex Shaw Direct 10+ years subs.

We got pizza dish tv 12 years ago because it offered more channels, better PQ and less cost than cable. Now thanks to the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 241,263
Posted By 987654321
The typical MBA response from a bean counter who...

The typical MBA response from a bean counter who could never close a sale if his life depended on it.

Straight math - cheaper to lose a few thousand customers than fix it.

Where their math...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2013-12-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By 987654321
Larry Lujack R.I.P.

Larry Lujack has passed away at 73.

Anyone growing up in southwestern Ontario (or the middle of the continent for that matter) in the 60's or 70's will remember Larry from the Chicago rock...
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2013-12-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By 987654321
Until Rogers buys out Shaw Cable --- which the...

Until Rogers buys out Shaw Cable --- which the Shaw clan hopes is sooner than later. They are tired of spending all their efforts buying back Shaw stock to keep it from tanking in the stock market.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-12-03, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,704
Posted By 987654321
Like you earlier this year we also left after 12...

Like you earlier this year we also left after 12 years .

In 2001, Star Choice and Expressvu were buying subs. Pizza dish satellite offered more choice, better picture and less cost than cable ......
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2013-12-01, 09:15 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 147,892
Posted By 987654321
I suspect SD is short for Shaw Direct. But...

I suspect SD is short for Shaw Direct.

But as others have stated Shaw Direct HD is an overpriced joke.

As a former SD customer (10+) years, I now get even more Shaw Media and Corus HD channels...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-11-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,675
Posted By 987654321
I moved on from Shaw Direct 6 months ago after 11...

I moved on from Shaw Direct 6 months ago after 11 years. Should have done it years ago.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-10-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 83,875
Posted By 987654321
That's what happens when ex-Bell employees get...

That's what happens when ex-Bell employees get hired.
Forum: Television Industry / Channels and Providers   2013-10-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,726
Posted By 987654321
The 2 losers in this deal are Bell and Shaw with...

The 2 losers in this deal are Bell and Shaw with their 10+ each Cat 2 channels showing the same content day after day after day.

Most consumers will save $0 - another Harper useless budget.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-09-01, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 441,460
Posted By 987654321
In a Telesat shareholders conference call a...

In a Telesat shareholders conference call a couple of years ago, Telesat stated the replacement date for F2 would be in the 2020 to 2023 range.

Highly unlikely that the Shaw name will exist then.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-06-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 441,460
Posted By 987654321
It was the NFL Signal Security Force that got the...

It was the NFL Signal Security Force that got the ball rolling.

Too many stacked residential accounts were being used commercially in Mexico in bars and condos. Part of the reason why NFLHD plus...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-06-02, 10:49 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 204,175
Posted By 987654321
Bissonettee is such a spin doctor that I'm...

Bissonettee is such a spin doctor that I'm actually surprised that Harper didn't name him to the Senate years ago.

10 years ago, he supported Telesat's application for ku service at 118 saying...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-05-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,873
Posted By 987654321
This is an ILLEGAL SIMSUB by Shaw Direct to your...

This is an ILLEGAL SIMSUB by Shaw Direct to your postal code. File a complaint on the CRTC website.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-05-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,234
Posted By 987654321
Motorola STB and satellite business is no longer...

Motorola STB and satellite business is no longer owned by the Motorola mothership. It was an orphan sold as part of the Moto phone biz to Google. Now Google has sold it to Arris.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-04-27, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,122
Posted By 987654321
Not true. This exactly the same as the...

Not true.

This exactly the same as the complaint on US boards about the lack of Astros and Blue Jays feeds in HD on DirecTV's MLB package - lack of MPEG4 encoders.

You will notice no...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-03-29, 04:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,414
Posted By 987654321
What is your source smoking? Total BS G1 has...

What is your source smoking? Total BS

G1 has 16 Extended Ku Band transponders. They will be setup to run at a data rate of 45 MB/sec. This equals 7 HD channels/transponder in MPEG4 to get the...
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-03-27, 08:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,414
Posted By 987654321
SD Carrot Marketing Campaign

Every time the churn rate goes up, the SD Carrot Marketing Campaign returns.

Five years behind the competition in programming services and hardware features - but never behind in price increases....
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-03-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,502
Posted By 987654321
The plan is not to sell Shaw Direct. Just like...

The plan is not to sell Shaw Direct. Just like Hudson Bay did with Zellers, Shaw will shutdown Shaw Direct when cash flow turns negative. Then sell the real assets - Anik F1R/F2 transponders.
Forum: Shaw Direct Satellite   2013-03-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,502
Posted By 987654321
This is just another step in the Shaw "Zellers to...

This is just another step in the Shaw "Zellers to Target" program.

At some point in the next couple of years, Shaw Direct will be shut down. The Anik F1R/F2 transponders will be sold to DirecTV &...
Forum: Shaw Cable   2013-03-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,619
Posted By 987654321
My Rule of Thumb for Independant Contractors: ...

My Rule of Thumb for Independant Contractors:

Calculate Hourly Wage Rate for company employees doing similar work.

Multiply this X 3 for "Consultants", "contractors" .....whatever name they...
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