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The answer to this is probably here somewhere, but you cant search on "CW" as it is too short

Have been looking thru the Bell site, and it looks like the only way to get the CW programming on Bell is by subscribing to either the Movie Network ($20 or 21) or Superchannel ($15 or 16). At one time,they had the $5 Superstations options, but is this still an option, as a new option?

Would like to get Bell, but need CW, and dont wan tthe movie options

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Jeff
 

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WGN is in the Sports 1 package and is the CW affiliate in Chicago. WGN is also available in HD with one of the HD packages.
 

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wgn chicago, wpix new york, ktla los angeles, i think they are classified as superstations on the bell web site?????????
 

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Short answer: no.

Long answer: they used to have the superstations separately (long ago), but due to agreements, cannot offer the superstations on their own any more. Exceptions are: WGN is in Sports 1. WSBK is in Family 1.
 

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THanks for answers
So is the version of WGN that Bell puts out a full participant in getting the main new shows fully up to date ,as they come out e.g. Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill etc
 

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Yes that version of WGN on Bell is the complete CW network airing new shows on the correct nights that they air on. The only time there might be a conflict is if they show a Bulls/Hawks/or baseball game, but other then those there are no issues with CW programming.
 

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I presently subscribe to Shaw Digital Cable in HD and get WGN-DT. I find that WGN carries sports very frequently and usually has a network pre-emption at least once weekly, but timeshift the CW Network programming really well when pre-empted. The legalities with the "former" superstations is that the CRTC believes that the CW Network Affiliates, WSBK Boston, WWOR New York and WPCH Atlanta are still regulated like its 1990 where the CW isn't recognized as a broadcast network. BDUs can only distribute one without bundling with a Pay TV service. After the first superstation BDUs must bundle all other superstations with any Pay TV service (Family Channel, TMN, Movie Central, MPix and Encore Avenue and Superchannel). For a creative example, Shaw Cable bundles the WGN-DT and AMC HD with Encore Avenue in the HD Plus Tier. Bell TV could place all superstations (plus TMC and AMC) in Family 1 Digital Theme Pack if Bell wants.
 
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