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Here is a list of the HD channels that are still missing from MTS:

AUX HD
BET HD
BBC World News HD
BNN HD
CTV News Channel HD
Discovery Sciene HD
Disney Junior HD
DTour HD
Fox News HD
GSN HD
GolTV Canada HD
Military HD
MuchMoreMusic (M3) HD
MSNBC HD
NASA HD
OLN HD
Spike HD
Sun News Network HD
Super Channel 3 HD
Super Channel 4 HD
Teletoon HD
W Network HD
 

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Today the CRTC released a ruling that all Canadian news networks, including Sun News, must be available from all service providers by March 19, 2014. As MTS does not currently carry Sun News this will be a mandatory channel addition for them.
 

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Channel 527 – beIN Sports – Free Preview January 31 – February 28, 2014

beIN Sports is the premier international sports network, with over 1,200 live soccer games from the major European leagues such as Serie A, La Ligua and Ligue 1. In addition beIN Sports brings you hundreds of live events in auto racing, rugby, volleyball and cycling.

beIN Sports will be $19.95 per month after the free preview.
 

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Fantasy Sports Network now available on MTS Ultimate TV on channel 190 (SD) and 1190 (HD). Free Preview starting March 4, 2014.

Fantasy Sports Network provides fantasy sports participants and consumers with analytical, informational, and breaking news from industry experts, athletes, and celebrity personalities.

Source: http://www.mts.ca/mts/personal/tv/winnipeg/ultimate+tv+features/free+previews+-+ultimate+tv

Update to previous post: beIN Sports free preview extended to March 31, 2014 and will be $14.99 per month effective May 2014 (if that makes sense).

Source: http://www.mts.ca/mts/support/service+bulletins/changes+to+mts+tv+may2014
 

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Sun News Network added to News package

MTS added the Sun News Network to its News channel package in standard definition on channel 143 and in high definition on channel 1143 (only available on MTS Ultimate TV).

In addition to Sun News Network, MTS's News channel group includes CTV News Channel, BNN (Business News Network), FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television. All seven channels are adjacent to each other, providing MTS TV customers with fast and convenient access to news and events.

Press Release.

It looks like MTS was able to negotiate a price that was low enough that they could add it to the existing NEWS package.
 

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The addition of Sun News likely had nothing to do with being able to negotiate a low price, it was entirely driven by the CRTC must-carry ruling that required the channel to be added no later than March 19, 2014. MTS was also required to pay a "fair and commercially reasonable" fee for Sun News.

Source: Global and Mail, Dec 19, 2013
 

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Only offering Sun News is counter to the CRTC ruling which clearly stated it need to be included in a bundle. Perhaps CRTC has permitted Telus to offer it as a stand-alone channel while negotiations continue.
 

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Channel 888 is AMI in SD
Channel 1888 is AMI in HD
Channel 704 is AMI Audio (West)
 

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"These channels will be added to MTS Ultimate TV.

Channel Name - Channel Group - Channel Number - Available as a Pick & Pay

Unis - Basic - 409
Disney XD - Kids Plus - 254/1254
Series+ - Divertissement - 422 - Yes
TVA Sports - Sports Champions - 197/1197 - Yes
MLB - Sports Fans - 188/1188
Fantasy Sports - Sports Fans - 190/1190
Vanessa HD - Additional Choices - Adult - 1955
TFC Radio DZMM* - Additional Choices - 794
TFC Radio DWRR* - Additional Choices - 795
TSN1 - Basic - 37/1037
TSN4 - Basic - 38/1038
TSN5 - Basic - 39/1039

*included at no additional cost with the purchase of TFC multicultural channel.



These channels will be added to MTS Ultimate TV in HD.

Channel Name - Channel Group - Channel Number
Super Channel HD3 - Premium Movies - 1219
Super Channel HD4 - Premium Movies - 1220
YTV HD West - Basic - 1018
DTOUR HD - Primetime 2 - 1106
Teletoon East HD - Family - 1151
M3 HD - Entertainment - 1117
Spike HD -Adventure - 1125
TV Japan HD - Additional Choices - 1526
CTV News Channel HD - News - 1141
BNN HD - News - 1142
W Network East HD - Life - 1132
OLN HD - Sports Fans - 1176
What's on MTS TV HD - Basic - 1009"


Source: http://www.mts.ca/mts/support/service+bulletins/changes+to+mts+tv+sept2014
 

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awesome - I was missing my DTour in HD when I left Shaw
 

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Not sure what this means, that these channels will be added to ultimate tv. Does that mean that they are added to specific channel groups and we will have to pay for them depending on what groups we want? Just asking as some of these channels are available already. Or does that mean they will be free? For instance Super channel is like $17 per month, so if we subscribe to a movie group are they free to us now? If so that is wrong, charging us $17 per month and free now, that probably means that MTS was paying like 50 cents, otherwise they would not be added to a group? Yes...no????
 

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bigdoubledee, these are new channels, but it may be easier to read if you click on the link to the MTS site. For example, Super Channel HD 3 & 4 are Premium channels that will be added to the Super Channel group. Right now Super Channel 3 & 4 are only in SD. You will have to subscribe to the Super Channel group at $17/month to get them, along with the rest of the channels in the group.

I haven't checked, but I think all the channels being added in HD already have SD versions.
 
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