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Hi all;

Any idea on when the expanded HD channels will be hitting MTS? I had thought I heard October 26th, but not sure.

Also, does anyone know if Ultimate TV will be getting HD PPV for movies and one time events (i.e. UFC)?

Edit

I also meant to ask, does anyone know of any plans to carry MLB Extra Innings, NFL Sunday Ticket, or NHL Centre Ice? Either in SD or HD?



Thanks,

Donovan
 

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All the new HD and SD channels are supposed to be available on the 26th which is Monday. They are also adding 2 HD ppv channels from what I heard. I don't think there's any plans to add MLB or NHL right now, but I think someone said they were looknig at getting NFL ST soon.
 

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It's weird, but I talked to an MTS tech yesterday and he said that only one HD channel is coming out Monday, the 26th. (TSN HD.) At my request, he even verified it with a manager. Sorry if this has already been verified or refuted. It's a bit of a bummer if it is accurate information.
 

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In addition to your list of SD channels, they are also adding Big Ten Network in SD on channel 203 in the Sports Enthusiasts package. It replaces Xtreme Sports which is long gone.

Edit - Thought I would also mention, in case it hasn't already, that Nickelodeon will be replacing Discovery Kids in the Kids Plus package on Nov 2nd.
 

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It's weird, but I talked to an MTS tech yesterday and he said that only one HD channel is coming out Monday, the 26th. (TSN HD.) At my request, he even verified it with a manager. Sorry if this has already been verified or refuted. It's a bit of a bummer if it is accurate information.
I don't know what new channels are coming out Monday, but TSN HD sure isn't one of them - it's been there since I first got MTS HDTV.

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Dave,

I think he meant TSN2 HD,

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I was told at the Fall show, that there were about 20 HD channels, including the western time shift, Discovery and the all the Sportsnet feeds in HD. There were more, but those were the ones I remembed as they were important to me.

Hope you just got some bad info, as I am really looking forward to more than just 1 HD channel.
 

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Well I just noticed the new 4 SD channels are showing up in the guide on my classic tv service, but the channels aren't available yet and DIY Network isn't showing any program info at all.

As for what HD channels they are adding, judging from the other post linked earlier they are: SRC HD, CBCNN HD, CNN HD, Big Ten HD, CBC West HD, Global West HD, CTV West HD, ABC West HD, CBS West HD, NBC West HD, FOX West HD, PBS West HD, Discovery HD, History HD, TSN2 HD, Sportsnet East HD, Sportsnet Ontario HD, Sportsnet Pacific HD, and 2 HD ppv channels, which amounts to exactly 20 new HD channels as mentioned by somerandomguy. Although i'm not sure if the ppv channels are included in that count, so there could be others.

Does anyone else have anything new showing up in their guide, specifically those of you with the ultimate tv service? Perhaps you could confirm those additions. Like I said new channels are listed in the guide on my classic tv service, there might be something showing up on the ultimate tv service.
 

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Well I don't have any new channels yet, but they are showing up on the guide and I wish I had AMC right now because they are airing some decent movies, oh well only 2 more days.
 

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Just tried to access the channel changes online @ http://myaccount.mts.ca and got this after logging in:

"MTS TV Channel Changes Notice

Sorry for the inconvenience, our online TV Channel Changes site will not be available until October 29th while we enhance our channel lineup on both our Classic and Ultimate TV services. To change your channels, please call 225-5687(CALLMTS)"
 

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Did you have to call in and get them activated, or are they offering them free for everyone to try out for a few days?

Any other updates come along?
The new channels in packages I already subscribed to were working this morning. Ones I didn't subscribe to were in teh guide but had a black screen saying that channel is unavailable. Called MTS from work and subscribed to the new channel HD channel packs. They should be there now, but can't check until I get home tonight.

So doesn't look like any free previews at this point.
 

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NEW HD CHANNELS

445 Big10HD
446 CNNHD
447 CBCnHD (CBC Newsworld)
448 SRCHD *
472 RSNHDe (Sportsnet)
473 RSNHDo
474 RSNHDp
477 TSN2HD
481 CBCHDp
482 CTVHDp
483 GLBHDp
486 ABCHDp
487 CBSHDp
488 FOXHDp
489 NBCHDp
490 PBSHDp
498 HISTHD
499 DISCHD

97 PPV HD1
98 PPV2 HD2

With my current package, the only new HD channels I'm getting are CNN, CBC NEsworld and SRC. All others are black screens.

*(Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if SRC is new.)
+ I'm also not sure if the Sportsnet channels are new as well. Sorry, don't watch a lot of sports.
 
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