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  1. New Member Forum - Introductions
    I am eager to learn tips, new ideas and general knowledge from anyone in the Forum primarily in the Canadian TV Discussions about receiving Shaw Satellite TV in Mexico . Let the learning begin...
  2. Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Well, since this debate seems to keep coming up, I thought it might be a good idea to start a general topic where we can specifically compare (and keep up to date with) the latest receivers/DVR hardware offered by each major cable and satellite provider in Canada, to give everyone an idea of...
  3. Items for Sale
    I have 2 units that I purchased last year that I no longer need as I have recently switched from Bell Satellite TV to Fibe. I'm selling them for $45 each. They sell on Bell.ca for $49.95 plus tax and shipping. Ideally I'd like to sell locally for pickup with payment in cash but am willing to...
  4. Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum
    Just received the bell kit for HD installed it. I have one HD and one SD receivers but bell sent me a sw44 i would have liked a sw21 but whatever. So I put a sw44 20 ft from the dish, have one connection from 82 going into satellite 2a on the sw44 switch and one connection from 91 going into 1a...
  5. Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum
    If i have two dishes one an 18" for SD on one receiver and 20" for HD programing on two receivers. Can i use the 20" at home for two HD receivers and also use one for my trailer when i go camping. Can i use the same program from bell that i all ready have and go anywhere in Canada with my...
  6. Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum
    A few days ago i ordered the nimiq 2 kit from bell for my satellite. But while i am waiting for my kit i have been reading around and found a problem. The problem is I have a bell 18" or I assume it is as it was bought more than 10 years ago satellite dish. Anyway as Ive read multiple times you...
  7. Industry News
    Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television provider, today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2011. The company reported revenue for the three month period was $1.28 billion, up 19% over the same period last year. Operating...
  8. Bell Satellite TV
    New Channels always generate a lot of discussion so this thread is for discussing new channels in 2012. You're welcome to speculate and discuss new channels coming to Bell TV in 2012 but PLEASE unless it's been confirmed by an official press release, be clear about what is speculation and what...
  9. Industry News
    New Brunswick’s Xplornet Communications Inc. announced today that the launch the Viasat-1 satellite has been set for this Wednesday October 19th at 2:48pm EST. Calling it North America's first 4G broadband satellite, Xplornet says Viasat will enable the company to expand and improve its high...
  10. Industry News
    Beginning around 6:30 am Thursday morning, Shaw Direct customers began telling Digital Home that they were no longer able to receive numerous television channels, including most HD channels. The source of the problem is a malfunctioning geostationary communications satellites launched by...
  11. Industry News
    The CRTC last week released the aggregate financial results for cable, satellite distribution and multipoint distribution system (MDS) companies in Canada for 2010. The regulator reports that Canadian cable companies earned profits before interest and taxes (PBIT) of $2.6 billion, up 10.6% from...
  12. Industry News
    While releasing its latest financial results, Shaw Communications confirmed today that it expects its Direct-to-Home satellite service, Shaw Direct, to have a third satellite - Anik G1 - in space by November 2012. Anik G1 will join Anik F1 and F2 which have been used to beam Shaw Direct signals...
  13. Shaw Direct Satellite
    While releasing its latest financial results, Shaw Communications confirmed today that it expects its Direct-to-Home satellite service, Shaw Direct, to have a third satellite in space by November 2012. Anik G1 will join Anik F1 and F2 which have been used to beam Shaw Direct signals to...
  14. Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum
    Hi, I have moved into a new house that has an existing bell dish with a single dual feed LNB. I am holding in my hand a second dual feed LNB(dish network) My question is can I use this second LNB, install it on the dish or do I need a different LNB than the one I currently have? My goal is to...
  15. SiriusXM Satellite Radio
    Kazakhstan based, International Launch Services (ILS), has announced the successful launch of the XM-5 satellite into orbit aboard an ILS Proton Rocket The XM-5 satellite is the 5th satellite for Sirius XM in orbit. Its a high power satellite which is intended to serve as an in-orbit spare for...
  16. Industry News
    Kazakhstan based, International Launch Services (ILS), has announced the successful launch of the XM-5 satellite into orbit aboard an ILS Proton Rocket. This is the 5th ILS Proton launch for Sirius XM Radio beginning with the first launch in 2000. The company said the ILS Proton Breeze M...
  17. Industry News
    Shaw Direct, Canada's number two direct-to-home (DTH) satellite broadcaster, announced this week that it has entered into agreements with Telesat to acquire capacity on Telesat's G1 satellite expected to be available in late 2012. The company says the expanded capacity will increase Shaw...
  18. Industry News
    Ottawa based Telesat announced last week that it will purchase a new direct broadcast satellite called Nimiq 6 from Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The satellite, which is expected to launch in mid-2012, will be fully leased for its lifetime by Bell TV which will use it to service direct-to-home...
  19. Industry News
    Statscan released figures this week show that operating revenue for Canadian cable and direct-to-home satellite television companies totalled $10.3 billion in 2008, up a whopping 14.4% from 2007. Despite the fact that Canada was in a recession in 2008, the industry still managed to rack up it's...
  20. Telus Satellite TV
    For those who don't know this already, Telus is simply reselling the Direct-to-Home Satellite service of Bell TV. The only real reason, that I can see for getting Telus branded DTH service, as opposed to Bell TV branded service, is to get bundle discounts on other Telus services such as...
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