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    What channels you might think would might drop out when pick-and-pay comes?

    Definately:
    One: Body/Mind/Spirit
    Book Television
    Comedy GOLD
    Much-LOUD
    Much-RETRO
    Much-VIBE
    Juicebox
    Aux
    i-Channel
    Wild TV

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    OLN might, but I don't know how well "The Liquidator" does.
    I'm surprised any one would watch Peachtree TV, since it's just re-runs. Don't we have a reruns station here?

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    OLN has an "analog specialty" licence, so it's has a high resale value, or Rogers could ammend its licence conditions and turn it into another Sportsnet channel for any outdoor activities.

    Peachtree is WTBS-TV Atlanta, previously distributed in Canada as TBS Superstation. It's not going anywhere.
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    I'm dropping everything except for skinny basic, TSN and Sportsnet. I'm guessing the TSN suite and Sportsnet suite of stations will probably be around $8.00 each for a total of $16.00. So basically $41.00/month. Could care less what other stations go off-air. Many should be off the air now even under the current model.
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    Rogers doesn't offer à la carte channels yet, but unlike Bell, does offer U.S. Networks as part of its skinny basic. Bell on the other hand, WOW can you say highway robbers! It's charging channels like Much Music, which has the lowest subscriber rates at under a dollar, but is charging $7 per subscriber.
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    It is hilarious that Rogers wants $18 for the TSN package and $18 for the Sportsnet package. That is obviously a blocking manoeuvre to keep the coveted sports programming out of the hands of the evil cord shavers. I don't want the Canadian sports channels, but if I had to rent a Rogers HD box for $13/month as listed, that would be a deal breaker for me.

    Rogers also has a Special Interest $5 theme pack that consists of: IFC, One, Book TV, Fashion TV, AuxTV, Much Loud, Much Retro and Much Vibe. I would rename that theme pack the Mercy package and give anybody who ordered it, a bonus PPV movie each month.

    If I needed a quick fix of a channel(s) that aired something that I couldn't get online, I would take the skinny basic, hook up my free SD box and then watch for as long as I needed to. I wouldn't be subsidizing any of the Canadian specialty channels by paying for a bunch of them as part of an overall package, so I would sleep better at night. I'd rather have the American crap, than the Canadian versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    Rogers doesn't offer à la carte channels yet, but unlike Bell, does offer U.S. Networks as part of its skinny basic. Bell on the other hand, WOW can you say highway robbers! It's charging channels like Much Music, which has the lowest subscriber rates at under a dollar, but is charging $7 per subscriber.
    I like MuchMusic, that one shouldn't shut down

 

 

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