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I thought I would start a thread on updates regarding Source Cable (Operated by Rogers)

1.) As of November 4, 2014 Source Cable is now operated by Rogers Cable
2.) No transition to Rogers billing and packages has been announced
3.) Customers should continue to call Source Cable and visit Source Cable's website regarding any inquiries
 

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New HD Channels added on November 24th

701 CBLFT-DT (Ici Radio-Canada Tele - Toronto)
719 Telelatino HD
765 OUTtv HD
776 BBC World News HD
786 Wild TV HD
790 RDS HD
799 Sportsnews HD
846 Sportsnet East HD
847 Sportsnet West HD
848 Sportsnet Pacific HD
887 beIN Sports HD
888 WWE Network HD
 

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New Ethnic Channels added on November 24th

500 Univision Canada
501 RAI News 24
502 RAI World Premium
503 Sky TV 24
506 CEEN
511 Aapka Colors
512 ATN Sony TV
513 Zee TV Canada HD
516 Fairchild 2 (SD)
517 Talentvision
520 Filipino TV
521 GMA Pony TV
525 FPTV (SIC)
526 TV Globo
531 DW Amerika
532 TV Polonia

The following Ethnic channels have moved to new locations

510 ATN (Moved from 501)
515 Fairchild TV (Moved from 503)
530 Odyssey Television Network (Moved from 502)
 

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I'm guessing as contracts run out, some channels might get dropped.

AXS.TV
WWOR
Speed Channel
Gone Viral TV

These were all pre Rogers. I wouldn't be surprised if these disappear. As for HD channels that aren't carried on Rogers, I would imagine Source Cable will retain them even if Rogers main areas don't have them so long as at least the SD version is offered on Rogers other systems. Since Rogers is aggressively moving more channels to digital, I'm guessing more HD channels for the main Rogers systems are on the way.

I still don't get why Rogers is holding out adding channels to it's other Hamilton system now under the Rogers brand. They have more than enough bandwidth. Shaw dropped all the upper tier analog channels before they transitioned the system to Rogers and Rogers has added almost nothing since taking over, just whatever was mandated by the CRTC; Unis, LCN and Cable 14 HD. They don't even have the extra TSN feeds.
 

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You might be right about contracts. It could also be technical reasons, maybe some equipment needs to be installed in their Headend which may take time, maybe SDV stuff, who knows. I also noticed Source has Cartoon Network as well.
 

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Also find irt interesting the Ethnics are in the 500's and not in the 700-899 7 some in the 900's? naybe this is a indication Rogers maybe doing a channel Re-linement?
 

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Ethnics were always in the 500s under Source Cable. I wouldn't read anything into how Source Cable or Rogers Hamilton have their channels setup. Both systems are numbered based on pre-Rogers setup. Also Source Cable has nowhere near the amount of ethnics that Rogers main systems have. Source Cable has maybe 20 ethnics.

I fully expect that Source Cable and Rogers Hamilton will eventually have the same channel numbers as existing Rogers systems.

It could also be technical reasons, maybe some equipment needs to be installed in their Headend which may take time, maybe SDV stuff, who knows.
Possible but Source Cable doesn't do SDV either and the former Shaw system has many MPEG-4 HD channels so that system shouldn't be starving for bandwidth. They could easily offer what is available on Source Cable now without any issue.
 

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I did a speed test today, to figure out how fast my connection was going, and found out that my internet services were coming from Source Cable.

Here's the funny thing...I live near Concession St. Last I checked, that used to be Mountain Cable territory.

I'm just wondering...has Rogers closed down the former Mountain Cable server plant, and re-directed all of their internet service to the Source Cable server plant?
 

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Not sure. The office where the former Mountain cable plant on Hester street is still open. It's very possible that they have migrated the Internet traffic. I'm going to assume the Source Cable plant will probably be the head end for both former Source Cable and former Mountain Cable customers since it's pretty much a brand new facility.
 

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Coming May 1st

Source will be adding a bunch of new channels on May 1st

129 Real Estate Channel
182 CNN International
193 Euro World Sport
330 Salt + Light TV
331 Baby TV
332 BabyFirst TV
325 Super Ecran
419 Vivid TV (French)
425 TVA Sports
426 TVA Sports 2
514 ATN Cricket Plus
795 TV5 HD
796 CFMT-DT (TVA - Montreal)
797 TFO HD
798 RDI HD
811 Super Ecran HD
828 Nasa HD
884 TVA Sports HD
885 TVA Sports 2 HD
 

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An announcement from here surfaced yesterday...

http://modem.sourcecable.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/RMS_LETTER1.pdf

Source Cable and Rogers are changing the way we deliver the Internet services in your home to
prepare for the move to the Rogers network. In order to do this, we’ll need to visit your home to
replace your existing modem with a certified Rogers modem.

To receive your replacement modem, you’ll need to book your installation date with us by calling
905 296-1777 or go to www.sourcecable.ca/modem. We’ll also be calling you shortly to answer
any questions you may have and to book the installation date (if you haven’t done so already).
During this period, our technicians will be available from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and from
8am- 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The good news is that your monthly fees remain the same, you’ll continue to receive unlimited
Internet usage and your new modem rental is free.

Book your new modem installation appointment today:
call 905 296 -1777
go to www.sourcecable.ca/modem

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for choosing Source Cable as your Internet provider.
I guess this means that the unification of the Source and former Mountain Cable service areas is about to begin.
 

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It will probably still be quite some time before Source Cable operates under the Rogers name. The issue is that the channel line-ups for former Mountain cable customers is completely different along with the IPG and some hardware. Rogers has owned Compton Cable and Kinkardine Cable for a number of years and they have done the same thing with those systems as well. Also Source Cable has been going through this process for a few months now. My modem was switched mid-June.

I do expect that all three systems will eventually fully transition to Rogers but it will likely still be at least a year before that happens (maybe more). One thing to note is that Source Cable answers after hours calls for Kinkardine Cable and Compton Cable customers.
 
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