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I imagine, going forward, if F2 implodes and there are no more southern footprints, the only way will be to maintain a CDN address account, get a VPN, and stream whatever works. Sucks. Streaming just sucks. lol
Unfortunately streaming is much less user friendly than SD.

Anyone heard of Prohibition in the US 100 years ago? Didn't work. Canadian TV outside of Canada is the same. Canadians (or any citizen of the world) will always find ways, terms of service be damned. I for one maintain that in this day and age, a Canadian citizen should have the legal right to view whatever comes out of Canada be it in print or on the airwaves as long as they pay for it. I have never heard of or seen anything in print that comes from US providers complaining about Canadian TV in the US. Even the US gov. now allows US citizens to import medications from Canada because they are so expensive in the US and much cheaper in Canada. Whatever happened to Free Trade and competition?
 

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Firestick, is a device purchased from Amazon, and lets me watch the Radio Canada, and TVa using a VPN to block the origin of my signal.
this is where all our canadian existing channels are going to...
The launch of Anik G1 was announced by Telesat on April 16, 2013.[21]
Anik G1 is a multi-mission satellite with three different payloads that will provide direct-to-home (DTH) television service in Canada, as well as broadband, voice, data, and video services in South America where economic growth has driven high demand for satellite services. It is also the first commercial satellite with a substantial X-band payload for government communications over the Americas and the Pacific Oceanincluding Hawaii. The satellite will be positioned at 107.3° West longitude where it will be co-located with Telesat's Anik F1 satellite, doubling both the C-band and Ku-band transponders serving South America from the 107.3° West orbital location.[22]
 

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this is where all our canadian existing channels are going to...
The launch of Anik G1 was announced by Telesat on April 16, 2013.[21]
Anik G1 is a multi-mission satellite with three different payloads that will provide direct-to-home (DTH) television service in Canada, as well as broadband, voice, data, and video services in South America where economic growth has driven high demand for satellite services. It is also the first commercial satellite with a substantial X-band payload for government communications over the Americas and the Pacific Oceanincluding Hawaii. The satellite will be positioned at 107.3° West longitude where it will be co-located with Telesat's Anik F1 satellite, doubling both the C-band and Ku-band transponders serving South America from the 107.3° West orbital location.[22]
Thank you for the news... question is it mean that here in Florida we can point to the data you mentioned and have Shaw back?
 

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@luc1955 Over the course of 2020 Shaw moved certain signals around and in the process decommissioned AnikF1R which was receivable in Florida. Anik F1R had many Standard Definition signals however many of the Hi Def equivalents were on Anik G1 which is not receivable in Florida and no antenna outside of its footprint will be able to receive those signals. Until this spring that meant that the Montreal networks were receivable from Anik F2. Shaw noticed that a couple transponders were failing and causing sporadic dropouts and pixelation. They have shuffled some signals over to G1 including the Montreal French network stations. This has resulted in a reduction in the number of French language channels available to you in Florida. Again a larger dish or a repoint is not going to bring them back.

Anik F2 is reaching end of life. More signals French or English may move to G1, where space permits, if Anik F2 were to develop more problems. There has been no public announcement of what the longer term plan is to address the additional capacity that F2 provides. The signals that you can receive now are the only ones you are going to receive for the time being. There may be a couple English channels scheduled to move to Anik G1 if they haven't already moved to G1

Technically if you have a friend or a home dish in Canada you might be able to setup a means of streaming the channels from the Canadian location to Florida. This would or course require a good internet connection with lots of data at both ends and the necessary software and equipment to allow for remote channel changes and the streaming of the signal.

The announcement a couple of posts up is nothing new and has been discussed in this and other threads from the time of G1's launch to the decommissioning of F1R.
 

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@luc1955 Over the course of 2020 Shaw moved certain signals around and in the process decommissioned AnikF1R which was receivable in Florida. Anik F1R had many Standard Definition signals however many of the Hi Def equivalents were on Anik G1 which is not receivable in Florida and no antenna outside of its footprint will be able to receive those signals. Until this spring that meant that the Montreal networks were receivable from Anik F2. Shaw noticed that a couple transponders were failing and causing sporadic dropouts and pixelation. They have shuffled some signals over to G1 including the Montreal French network stations. This has resulted in a reduction in the number of French language channels available to you in Florida. Again a larger dish or a repoint is not going to bring them back.

Anik F2 is reaching end of life. More signals French or English may move to G1, where space permits, if Anik F2 were to develop more problems. There has been no public announcement of what the longer term plan is to address the additional capacity that F2 provides. The signals that you can receive now are the only ones you are going to receive for the time being. There may be a couple English channels scheduled to move to Anik G1 if they haven't already moved to G1

Technically if you have a friend or a home dish in Canada you might be able to setup a means of streaming the channels from the Canadian location to Florida. This would or course require a good internet connection with lots of data at both ends and the necessary software and equipment to allow for remote channel changes and the streaming of the signal.

The announcement a couple of posts up is nothing new and has been discussed in this and other threads from the time of G1's launch to the decommissioning of F1R.
Your response ar SUPER CLEAR thank tou so much

luc
 

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@luc1955 Over the course of 2020 Shaw moved certain signals around and in the process decommissioned AnikF1R which was receivable in Florida. Anik F1R had many Standard Definition signals however many of the Hi Def equivalents were on Anik G1 which is not receivable in Florida and no antenna outside of its footprint will be able to receive those signals. Until this spring that meant that the Montreal networks were receivable from Anik F2. Shaw noticed that a couple transponders were failing and causing sporadic dropouts and pixelation. They have shuffled some signals over to G1 including the Montreal French network stations. This has resulted in a reduction in the number of French language channels available to you in Florida. Again a larger dish or a repoint is not going to bring them back.

Anik F2 is reaching end of life. More signals French or English may move to G1, where space permits, if Anik F2 were to develop more problems. There has been no public announcement of what the longer term plan is to address the additional capacity that F2 provides. The signals that you can receive now are the only ones you are going to receive for the time being. There may be a couple English channels scheduled to move to Anik G1 if they haven't already moved to G1

Technically if you have a friend or a home dish in Canada you might be able to setup a means of streaming the channels from the Canadian location to Florida. This would or course require a good internet connection with lots of data at both ends and the necessary software and equipment to allow for remote channel changes and the streaming of the signal.

The announcement a couple of posts up is nothing new and has been discussed in this and other threads from the time of G1's launch to the decommissioning of F1R.
thank you...
 
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