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New Channels always generate a lot of discussion so this thread is for discussing new channels in 2011.

You're welcome to speculate and discuss new channels coming to MTS in 2011 but PLEASE unless it's been confirmed by an official press release, be clear about what is speculation and what is fact.

A post saying "a CSR said it was coming" is NOT official, however, it does put it in the "highly" likely category.

If its posted on the CRTC site that its been approved by the CRTC but MTS has not said anything, I would consider that in the "not very likely at this time" category.

Replaces: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=115116
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When I checked last night Family HD was still showing the coming soon message.

There is also no sign of YTV HD which is reported to have launched at the same time on other providers.
 

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I just found out that MTS added a HD channel to the HD Timeshift package, PBS HD Seattle, channel 490. It wasn't there yesterday.
 

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@Techman224, I don't get that theme, but PBS HD SEATTLE 490 has been on the channel list since at least Oct. 2009.

I noticed that MTS has updated the channel list PDF on Jan.19. Just a couple of minor changes compared to the Nov. 2010 list:

GLOBAL HD 455 was added to the PDF. PLAYHOUSE DISNEY HD 451 has been deleted, which means it probably isn't launching anytime soon.

THE WEATHER NETWORK HD 450 and FAMILY CHANNEL HD 452 are still on he list which means they should be coming soon.
 

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CTV HD Winnipeg added

I noticed channel 453 CTV HD Winnipeg in the guide. It wasn't there a few days ago.

It seems to be included in the Free HD theme, but there hasn't been any change to the MTS web site.
 

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I noticed channel 453 CTV HD Winnipeg in the guide. It wasn't there a few days ago.

It seems to be included in the Free HD theme, but there hasn't been any change to the MTS web site.
I seeing it in the guide too, it looks like the shows are in HD, but the news isn't yet.
 

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Channel 114 in the Entertainment theme changed from Viva to OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) on March 1 as scheduled.

I also noticed that the web site has been updated to officially include CTV Winnipeg HD in the Free HD theme.
 

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Has anyone heard any firm news about when the Family Channel HD or the Weather Network HD will be launching on MTS? It's somewhat false advertising and ridiculous that MTS has been listing the channels on their website in "Free HD" since the end of last year, and they show up in the guide, but they have yet to actually show any content on them. I know Family Channel HD launched on Jan.11 on some other providers, so does anyone know the hold-up?
 

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TCM HD would be good ...

The only place I've ever seen that channel available is with Bell, where they bundle it in with Movie Central, which is a great bundle! Actually they bundle it into both of their premium movie packs.
 

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@shungite , TCMHD is available on a bunch of providers in Canada . One thing with TCMHD is they have yet to show a movie in true HD, all there movies are upconverted and they still have no ETA when they will start airing HD transfers of films.
 

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So, what's up with getting Sportsnet One on MTS? Most other providers have caved in and carried the channel. MTS is one of the last hold outs. Anyone hearing anything? Worried about missing Jays games and soccer matches (national team and MLS for starters, not sure what other rights they still have).

Also, SpeedHD would be nice for F1 coverage.
 

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Re - Sportsnet One, here is the reply from MTS. Not very encouraging given that it sounds like it wasn't already on their list of potential new channels.

Thank you for your email.

I have informed our Marketing Department of your expressed interest
for Rogers Sportsnet One. Unfortunately, we cannot give you a time
frame as to when and if it will be available. We will add Rogers
Sportsnet One to our list for future consideration.
 

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City TV HD Winnipeg added

I noticed channel 417 City TV HD Winnipeg in the guide. It should be included in the Free HD theme, but MTS hasn't changed the web site yet.
 

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The Weather Network finally launches in HD May 30

From Facebook, The Weather Network Links page:
We’re excited to let you know that beginning on Monday, The Weather Network will be available in HD for Ontario Cogeco customers and MTS customers in Manitoba!
Edit: It will be on channel 450
 

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The Weather Network HD isn't live yet. The guide was updated Monday. A post on the TWN Facebook page says Cogeco may be a week or 2 - no mention of MTS.

It looks like MTS is ready to go as soon as they get an HD signal from TWN.
 
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