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Did you either modify your guide manually, or change the settings to show only subscribed channels? The latter should update automatically I think, unless there's a glitch in their system.
Yes, my system is setup to show all subscribed channels. When I flipped over it showed OLN HD, the Golf Channel HD, etc... all the other channels in that Sports Fans package except for the Sportsnet Channels and the NFL Network... really weird and annoying.
 

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MTS Classic and Ultimate TV Price Changes

Effective February, 2015, prices will increase for Basic TV Service and several channel groups. Note: In some instances, price changes will not be effective until your March bill.

TV Service | Old price | Price Change | New price
Basic | $44.50 | $0.50 | $45.00
Adventure | $3.00 | $0.50 | $3.50
PrimeTime | $3.00 | $0.50 | $3.50
News | $3.00 | $1.00 | $4.00
Sports Fans | $7.00 | $3.00 | $10.00

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My guesses about the reasons for the price increases:

Basic: The addition of the extra TSN regional channels. I noticed that Shaw and some other providers didn't include them in Basic, so Bell Media is probably charging extra for them. Unis, AMI-télé and YTV HD West were also added.

Adventure: American Heroes Channel HD was added. I wonder if Spike also contributed. It seems there have been some strange things with this channel on other providers.

News: Sun News and LCN were added.

Sports Fans: Sportsnet is probably the biggest reason for the increase. I think Rogers Media is probably increasing the prices since they have to pay for the NHL contract for the next 12 years. MLB and FNTSY were also added.
 

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Basic - we aren't charging select customers $10/month for TSN Jets so instead we will charge everyone $0.50/month included the months when there are no Jets games.

PrimeTime is a group that doesn't exist anymore, instead we have PrimeTime 1 and PrimeTime 2. My guess is the increase applies to PrimeTime 2 which saw the addition of DTour HD.

NHL Channel Package, err Sports Fans seems to be all about Rogers trying to recover the NHL costs. SportsNet also used to be relatively unpopular due to the limited offerings so you could argue it has been available at a discount for many years and is just adjusting to where it should have been.
 

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I saw in the latest MTS Revue that Super Channel and Hollywood Suite are 50% off for 4 months (I think this only applies to new orders.)
 

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MTS Offer - Home Expressions 2015

Hello,

I know the home expressions show ends today, but I thought I would share what they were trying to sign new customers up with at the show with.

Basically you get MTS TV with 9 (or 10 can't fully remember) theme groups, Free PVR rental for 24 months, High Speed 10, and Phone with 4 calling features for $80 per month for 6 months. If you want additional TV's its $3 per TV (standard rate). So for 3 TV's they quoted $86 per month + tax.

This is similar to the letters they mail out all the time with the TV + 4 theme groups, High Speed 10, and Phone with 4 calling features for $70 per month for the first 6 months.

The main difference is the PVR rental is included for an additional 18 months after the promo ends from the people at the home show.


Last Year I signed up for MTS TV with 4 theme groups and high speed 10 internet for $55 per month for 12 months, so it appears they are not doing the 12 month promos anymore. My promo is up in May. At that time I will probably drop the TV, and upgrade my internet to high speed 25 and bundle with my smartphone for $100 per month. (My smartphone is already $65 so not a bad deal)

Any one else know of any other deals for MTS out there for new customers?
Shawguy (yeah I know....but its been my name on here for years. haha)
 

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MTS to elimate MTS Classic TV by the fall

With the advent of the CRTC emergency warning system, MTS has advised in their community forum that they will be discontinuing Classic TV in the late summer / early fall timeframe as it will not accept displaying the messages.

Apparently only 10% of the TV customers are still on Classic TV.
 

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I meant to post this last week, but never got around to it. According to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-118, MTS must migrate just over 10,000 subscribers from the Classic TV platform to Ultimate IPTV before September 30, 2015. MTS had originally asked for a year, but the CRTC said all the providers had to be compliant by Sept. 30.
 

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Ah, maybe that's why we were told there will be an increase in our workload coming soon! I wondered how many Classic customers were left. 10k sounds like a lot!
 

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This ruling will probably cause a bit of hit on MTS's bottom line. They have to buy 10,000 new set top boxes and pay the labour to replace them.

I wonder if the street side cabinets will need cards changed as well as I guess Ultimate and Classic are provisioned differently.

I recall last Dec when Macman was assigned to upgrade my service to Ultimate, my TV service dropped before he came to the door.
 

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I would imagine that they're eager to migrate customers off of classic, as I'm sure having to support two different TV services must be more costly than just one. And 10k new set tops probably isn't accurate, as many people have more than one tv :)

The cabinets have likely been upgraded for some time now, since they were upgraded for the rollout of Ultimate. Yeah, they are provisioned differently. Classic uses VDSL, and transports via ATM protocol (I know nothing about it haha) whereas Ultimate is VDSL2 which uses IP. All I know is that the classic technology is probably ancient by todays standards.

When we migrate someone, we have to remove some wire jumpers from the classic port and hook up new ones to the ultimate port, where the signal gets inserted onto the phone line. They aren't compatible, so that's why it goes down until the new service is up and running :)
 

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Jets Games?

I'm not a regular hockey fan.
If you're still reading after that statement, then I'll go on.
I just searched for NHL Hockey and it only came up with the 6:00 pm game, and not the Jets game at 9:30.
What package do I need to see the Jets games?

Dave S.
 

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I guess my point was do they have enough ports in the cabinets to move the customers over or do the cable splicers have to come in and do some work to add more ports for Ultimate.

A co-worker of mine can't get Ultimate in Canterbury park as MTS told him the cabinet that services his bay is at capacity, so at least in that area it could be challenging to migrate classic to ultimate.
 

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I'm not a regular hockey fan.
If you're still reading after that statement, then I'll go on.
I just searched for NHL Hockey and it only came up with the 6:00 pm game, and not the Jets game at 9:30.
What package do I need to see the Jets games?

Dave S.
from the MTS community page:

"The first round of playoff games with the Winnipeg Jets will be televised on Sportsnet. Sportsnet is available from MTS TV (HD and SD) in the Sports Fans theme group.

To order now, visit mts.ca/MyAccount and ensure you don’t miss a minute of the games!

Sports Fans sells for $10 per month and may be cancelled any time after the first 30 days."


I guess you could call the 204-call-mts number and have them add this package to your account if you don't have MyAccount set up
 

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I guess my point was do they have enough ports in the cabinets to move the customers over or do the cable splicers have to come in and do some work to add more ports for Ultimate.

A co-worker of mine can't get Ultimate in Canterbury park as MTS told him the cabinet that services his bay is at capacity, so at least in that area it could be challenging to migrate classic to ultimate.
Yeah, I've come across a few orders where it wasn't caught in the system that there were no ports left, so either more needed to be added, or if someone cancels. That cabinet in Canterbury Park feed a lot of customers, so I could see how it could be at capacity :eek:

I think they added more to my cabinet in the past year, and it was done in about a day, I think. I believe they had to rework the punchdown blocks to tie into the new cards.
 

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Looking on the MTS community forum page today and it looks like MTS was having problems with last minute customers ordering the Sports Fan Group. It looks like it may have crashed the online MyAcccount system and there were complaints of long wait times on the call in system.
 

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Subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket by tuning to Channel 1811 and you can purchase directly on your TV.

Pre-Season Pricing: $149.00

Special Offer

Sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket by September 12, 2015 and save $50 off the regular price*, plus you will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to the October 3, 2015 Winnipeg Blue Bombers game in the MTS Suite.*Contest Rules.

*Regular season pricing is $199.00, effective September 13, 2015.

Source https://www.mts.ca/mts/personal/tv/winnipeg/ultimate+tv+features/nfl+sunday+ticket
 
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