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Old 2012-01-01, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default MTS TV 2012 New Channels Discussion

New Channels always generate a lot of discussion so this thread is for discussing new channels in 2012.

You're welcome to speculate and discuss new channels coming to MTS but PLEASE unless it's been confirmed by an official press release, be clear about what is speculation and what is fact.

A post saying "a CSR said it was coming" is NOT official, however, it does put it in the "highly" likely category.

If its posted on the CRTC site that its been approved by the CRTC but MTS has not said anything, I would consider that in the "not very likely at this time" category.

Replaces 2011 Thread: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=134610 and MTS tv changes Dec 8 2011.
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Old 2012-03-23, 04:19 PM   #2
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from FX Canada's Facebook page:

FX CANADA LAUNCHES IN MANITOBA ON MTS BEGINNING TODAY. Free 2 month preview!
MTS: channel 43 in SD & channel 45 in HD
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Old 2012-03-23, 05:17 PM   #3
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Is this perhaps confirmation that FX Canada is replacing Dusk in the MTS lineup?
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Old 2012-03-23, 09:13 PM   #4
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ABC Spark also on 42 SD 44 HD.

Programming lineup looks terrible. Smallville, wipeout, Ugly Betty. repeated endlessly. What a joke.
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Old 2012-05-02, 05:04 PM   #5
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When Dusk ended service MTS stated there would be no adjustment to package pricing as they would be replacing it with a new channel. That roughly lines up with when FX Canada entered free preview. It would seem like this may be the intended replacement however there has been nothing offical said.

Just wondering if anyone has heard any updates.
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Old 2012-05-16, 02:57 PM   #6
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I received noticed that MTS will be performing the usual system update between May 15 and June 15 for the vauge "future upgrades".

Also, Fox Sport World has been discontinued by the supplier so MTS no longer carries it. On the MTS site they state they are looking at possible replacements and have not reducded monhtly fees, the same as what happened when Dusk was ended by the supplier and several months later there is still no replacement.
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Old 2012-06-03, 04:31 PM   #7
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It has been announced that Showcase Diva is converting to the Lifetime brand and The Cave will convert to H2 (an offshot of History). As these are changes to channels MTS carries they will likely occur here too unless the channels are dropped for some reason...
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Old 2012-06-07, 07:37 PM   #8
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I believe both those channels are category A channels and have to be carried so I highly doubt MTS will drop them. History Television will also be rebranding to match the US History Channel.
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Old 2012-06-09, 11:07 AM   #9
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Default New Channels June 26, 2012

These 2 channels will be added to both Classic and Ultimate

FX Canada
Channel 237
Movie Picks

GMA News TV International
Channel 524
Additional Choices - $4.00

These channels will be added to Ultimate only

PVR
Channel 51
Basic (with PVR)

PIX New York HD
Channel 1118
HD Starter

FX Canada HD
Channel 1237
Free HD

documentary HD
Channel 1264
Free HD

The Weather Network App
Channel 16
Basic

The KARAOKE Channel
Channel 61
Additional Choices - $6.95/month

Facebook on TV
Channel 83
Basic

MTS Centre on Demand
Channel 86
Basic

The Weather Network App
Channel 1016
Basic

Please use this thread to discuss changes to existing channels:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...54#post1420554
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Old 2012-06-10, 06:20 PM   #10
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So, they are going to try to launch the Facebook app again. What's with The Weather Network app? Is it the same as the channel but overlaid with local information, unlike what they do now with the HD channel?
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Old 2012-06-12, 09:50 AM   #11
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It is interesting that in the upcoming channels there is no mention of which grouping ABC Family will be placed into.
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Old 2012-06-12, 11:45 AM   #12
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Nice catch Cory. My guess is that they decided to officially replace the recently-deceased Dusk with FX in the Movie Picks theme, since the content fits the theme. ABC Spark is still on preview until October so MTS may be waiting to see what other channels they can add.
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Old 2012-06-12, 06:24 PM   #13
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FX always seemed well suited to slot into Movie Picks.

Part of me wonders how long it will be until Showchase is rebranded as USA Networks Canada. Shaw Media already seems to be picked up a lot of the scripted offerings from that channel and Shaw proper has requested permission to carry the American version only to be denied.

It would have be nice if one Canadian cable channel had come along and scooped up most/all the scripted programming on US basic cable...
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Old 2012-06-27, 11:45 AM   #14
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Here's the official press release for the new channels and apps that went into effect June 26. Not much new info.
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For those MTS Ultimate TV customers who also subscribe to MTS High Speed Internet, MTS recently added four new "Apps on TV": Facebook on TV, The KARAOKE Channel, MTS Centre on Demand, and The Weather Network App.

The addition of these services brings the number of HD channels available on Ultimate TV to 110, and the number of Apps on TV to nine.
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The Weather Network App gives viewers detailed forecasts and more for up to ten cities. Get local current conditions, short-term and long-term forecasts.
They've also updated the printable brochure (PDF 3.59 MB) of the Channel Packages.

They officially announced ABC Spark in the press release, but it's still not in the brochure or on-line channel list, so it hasn't been assigned to a theme yet (still on free preview).
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Old 2012-08-01, 11:41 AM   #15
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Default NFL Sunday Ticket & RedZone

MTS has announced their pricing for the 2012 season.
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Subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket before August 20, 2012 for $149.00 for the full season. A savings of $50 dollars!

Follow your favourite team and get every game, every Sunday! With NFL Sunday Ticket (Channels 1811 – 1826), you can watch up to 16 NFL games each Sunday throughout the 17-week regular season. Real Fans Get NFL Sunday Ticket on MTS Ultimate TV!

Also, keep track of up to six games at once with My Picks, only on MTS Ultimate TV.
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NFL RedZone provides fans with the scoring action as it happens during all of the Sunday afternoon games. When a team goes inside its opponent's 20-yard line, NFL RedZone takes you there and provides you live look-ins, highlights, fantasy stats, and the chance to see every scoring play from every game.

NFL RedZone can be found on MTS Ultimate TV on channels 810 (Classic and UTV) and 1810 (UTV only in HD). $49.95 for the NFL Season
http://www.mts.ca/mts/personal/winni...+sunday+ticket
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