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    Bell TV / Shaw Direct Missing Channel Comparison

    The following is a list of channels that Bell TV & Shaw Direct Do Not carry:


    BELL TV


    SPECIALTY CHANNELS

    CANADIAN (English & French)

    AOV XXX Clips
    ATN Cricket Plus
    A.Side TV
    EuroWorld Sport
    Game+
    Global News: BC1
    Playmen TV
    Rewind
    RFD-TV Canada
    Salt + Light Television
    Stingray Country
    Stingray Juicebox
    Stingray Loud
    The Cowboy Channel Canada
    The Rural Channel

    Planete+ Canada


    AMERICAN / INTERNATIONAL


    AXS TV
    Baby First TV
    Big Ten Network
    CBS Sports Network
    EWTN
    Fox Business Network
    NASA TV
    Ride TV

    EuroNews
    France 24
    Saint Pierre & Miquelon la1ere
    Sky News International


    HD FEEDS NOT CARRIED

    Cartoon Network Canada HD West
    CMT Canada HD
    Crime + Investigation Canada HD
    CTV Comedy Channel West
    DIY Network Canada HD
    Family Jr. HD
    GameTV HD
    History2 Canada HD
    MTV Canada HD
    Nickelodeon Canada HD
    One HD
    OUTtv HD
    Skinemax HD
    Sportsman Channel Canada HD
    Starz Canada 2 HD
    Teletoon HD West
    The Shopping Channel HD
    T+E HD
    W Network HD West
    Wild TV HD
    Disney La Chaîne HD
    Frissons TV HD
    Max HD
    MOI&cie HD
    RDS Info HD
    Télémagino HD
    Télétoon HD

    American Heroes Channel HD
    BET HD
    CNBC HD
    Fox News Channel HD
    Paramount Network HD
    Playboy TV HD

    BBC World News HD


    SHAW DIRECT


    LOCALS
    Faith TV
    Joytv


    SPECIALTY CHANNELS

    CANADIAN (English & French)

    AOV Movie Channel
    AOV Maleflixxx
    AOV XXX Clips
    ATN Cricket Plus
    EuroWorld Sport
    Game+
    HPItv x4
    Rewind
    Silver Screen Classics

    Dorcel TV Canada
    Planete+ Canada


    AMERICAN / INTERNATIONAL


    AXS TV
    CBS Sports Network
    CNN International
    Fox Business Network
    MLB Network
    NASA TV
    Ride TV

    Al Jazeera English
    EuroNews
    France 24
    RT
    Sky News International


    HD FEEDS NOT CARRIED

    A.Side TV HD
    Cartoon Network Canada HD West
    Last edited by CDN Viewer; 02-11-2018 at 05:50 PM. Reason: updated list

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    Notes:
    - Yoopa & Zeste hasn't launched yet. It was confirmed in Zeste's press release that it will be carried by BellTV, so it ain't missing.
    - French conventional High-Def, both are missing some local channels: Quebec's SRC, and direct-to-BDU V (Quebec, Sherbrooke), and Quebec's TVA station.
    - English conventional High-Def, neither carries direct-to-BDU CTV's CFCF and CJOH. Global Montreal was added in december. Search the forum, it was mentionned.
    - As for Multicultural, Rogers carries at least 75 of them, while Bell carries like 30.
    Check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...#Multicultural
    We had a good run: 2006 to 2020. Thanks for the informations and debates.

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    - Yoopa & Zeste hasn't launched yet. It was confirmed in Zeste's press release that it will be carried by BellTV, so it ain't missing.
    I know they haven't launched yet but as far as I know neither provider has announced that they will be carrying them. I was not aware Bell will be adding Zeste, thought only Videtron had agreed to carry them?! I will update the list once the channel launches.

    As for Multicultural, Rogers carries at least 75 of them, while Bell carries like 30.
    My list is just a comparison of the two satellite providers not cable. I am aware that Rogers is the leader (by far) for multicultural channels.

    As for the locals, I have placed a little more emphasis on the specialties but I can add more to the locals section of each if people would like to see that expanded?!

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    I don't know why Shaw doesn't get CNN HD, PBS W HD and Spike HD, there must be a high demand for these channels.

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    CDNViewer, Bell TV does carry Global Montreal, they have since August 2009.
    Last edited by TVViewer; 03-01-2010 at 07:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    CDNViewer, Bell TV does carry Global Montreal, they have since August 2009.
    Interesting,

    The Bell TV technical site (bellsrdu.ca) does not list it on their channel lineup page or at least I cannot seem to find it- what is the channel#?!

    http://bellsrdu.ca/en/sales_channel_lp.php

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    why haven't you updated channel guides for shaw winnipeg on channelguides.ca

    http://channelguides.ca/shaw.php?Loc...N&Type=Digital

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    I believe channelguides is/was maintained by someone else and is not affiliated with this site. None of the channel charts on the site have been updated in some time, as far as I know.
    LOSat

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOSat View Post
    I believe channelguides is/was maintained by someone else and is not affiliated with this site. None of the channel charts on the site have been updated in some time, as far as I know.
    Channel Guides is owned by Bigoranget, a fellow member of the forums. I've noticed as well that the site has not been updated in a long time- either he is working on some other project or perhaps just lost interest?! Things have changed in recent years, channel info is no longer easy to find so that might be a reason why the site is not being updated anymore. Rogers & Bell no longer list channel guides on their website for some inexplicable reason so its quite difficult to know what the current lineup is?!

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    shaw winnipeg has both a traditional and bluesky channel lineup all Bigoranget has to do is go to https://www.shaw.ca/personal/televis...nnel-listings/

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    i've emailed them about it twice and got no reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by oggie View Post
    i've emailed them about it twice and got no reply
    I guess that means the site is abandoned?!

    Does Shaw not have accurate channel listings on their website?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    The following is a list of channels that Bell TV & Shaw Direct currently do not carry. I thought it would be handy to have a list for those that are interested just comparing the two services to see what each provider does (or in this case does not) carry.


    BELL TV


    LOCALS

    Key locals they are missing include:

    CBC Edmonton
    Joytv 10
    Joytv 11


    SPECIALTY CHANNELS (English & French)

    AOV XXX Clips
    ATN Cricket Plus
    Aux
    Grace TV
    Hardtv
    Hustler TV
    Much Loud (carried it but dropped it)
    MuchMoreRetro (carried it but dropped it)
    Penthouse TV
    Red Hot TV
    The Pet Network

    Yoopa
    Zeste


    AMERICAN SERVICES

    Big Ten Network
    Bloomberg TV
    Fox Business Network
    MSNBC
    NASA TV


    HIGH DEFINITION

    Omni.1 HD
    Omni.2 HD

    CBC News Network HD
    History Television HD
    Encore Avenue HD
    WFN HD
    Wild TV HD

    Big Ten Network HD
    CNBC HD
    Fox News Channel HD
    HLN HD
    Speed HD
    Spike HD


    MULTICULTURAL

    Abu Dhabi TV
    All TV
    ATN Aastha
    ATN B4U Music
    ATN Bangla
    ATN Gujarati
    ATN MH1
    ATN Zee Cinema
    FPTV
    Filipino TV
    Iran TV Network
    The Israeli Network
    KBS World
    LS Times TV
    Nuevo Mundo TV
    Persian Vision
    ProSiebenSat.1 Welt
    PTC Punjabi
    SBTN
    SSTV
    Tamil One
    WOWtV

    EuroNews (carried it but dropped it)
    Planete (carried it but dropped it)


    SHAW DIRECT


    LOCALS

    Key locals they are missing include:

    Global Maritimes (carried it but dropped it)
    Global Montreal
    CJNT Montreal
    Joytv 10
    Joytv 11
    OMNI BC
    Sun TV (carried it but dropped it)


    SPECIALTY CHANNELS (English & French)

    AOV Movie Channel
    AOV Maleflixxx
    AOV XXX Clips
    ATN Cricket Plus
    Aux
    BBC Kids (carried it but dropped it)
    bpm:tv
    Bite TV
    Court TV Canada (carried it but dropped it)
    Hardtv
    HPI TV x4
    Movieola
    MuchLoud
    MuchVibe
    MuchMoreRetro
    Playhouse Disney Canada
    PunchMuch
    The Pet Network
    Salt + Light Television
    Silver Screen Classics
    TV Land Canada (carried it but dropped it)

    Télétoon Rétro
    Yoopa
    Zeste


    AMERICAN SERVICES

    Bloomberg TV
    CBS College Sports
    CNN International
    Fox Business Network
    NASA TV


    HIGH DEFINITION

    CBC HD West
    CTV HD West
    City TV HD
    Global TV HD
    Global TV HD West
    Omni.1 HD
    Omni.2 HD
    Sun TV HD

    PBS HD West

    CBC News Network HD
    Equator HD
    Leafs TV HD
    MExcess HD
    MFun HD
    Mpix HD
    Raptors TV HD
    Rush HD
    Treasure HD
    WFN HD
    Wild TV HD

    ARTV HD
    Évasion HD
    Historia HD
    LCN HD
    Mystère HD
    RDI HD
    TV5 HD
    VRAK.TV HD

    CNBC HD
    CNN HD
    Fox News Channel HD
    HLN HD
    MSNBC HD
    NFL Network HD
    Spike HD
    TCM HD


    MULTICULTURAL

    SD Does not carry any ethnics aside from must-carry services (ATN, Fairchild TV, Odyssey & TLN)
    And let us not forget CTS Alberta

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    And let us not forget CTS Alberta
    Done, list has been updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    Done, list has been updated!
    Other locals Bell/Shaw Direct doesn't carry

    Global Regina
    Global Lethbridge
    Global Okanagan
    CTV Saskatoon
    CTV Kitchener
    CTV Prince Albert
    CTV Yorkton
    /A\ Windsor

    Also, Bell doesn't carry CTV Ottawa but does carry local CTV Ottawa newscasts on a separate channel. Shaw Direct doesn't carry Citytv Winnipeg.
    My views are my own and do not represent any company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    Other locals Bell/Shaw Direct doesn't carry

    Global Regina
    Global Lethbridge
    Global Okanagan
    CTV Saskatoon
    CTV Kitchener
    CTV Prince Albert
    CTV Yorkton
    /A\ Windsor

    Also, Bell doesn't carry CTV Ottawa but does carry local CTV Ottawa newscasts on a separate channel. Shaw Direct doesn't carry Citytv Winnipeg.

    don't understand that we don't have ctv ottawa. we should be able to have it we pay for local tv. it is a shame of bell tv not to have cjoh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    Other locals Bell/Shaw Direct doesn't carry

    Global Regina
    Global Lethbridge
    Global Okanagan
    CTV Saskatoon
    CTV Kitchener
    CTV Prince Albert
    CTV Yorkton
    /A\ Windsor

    Also, Bell doesn't carry CTV Ottawa but does carry local CTV Ottawa newscasts on a separate channel. Shaw Direct doesn't carry Citytv Winnipeg.
    Under CRTC rules, satellite providers do not have to carry every station from every province. They are required to have at least one station from each network from each province. Thus for your list above, Shaw carries Global Saskatoon and CTV Regina so they have at least one station from Saskatchewan.

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    Updated list,

    Shaw Direct has added Yoopa to their lineup, Ch. 772

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pattern View Post
    Now BellTV...How about adding these Channels...
    FX Canada
    Disney XD in SD(not just in HD)
    MuchmoreRetro
    I think FX Canada will show up at some point now that Rogers & Bell appear to be playing nice with each other!? ;)

    As for MuchMoreRetro, I don't understand why Bell hasn't add that (as well as MuchLOUD) back into their lineup since they now own these channels?! They have more then enough Cat. B channels so there is no issue regarding not being in compliance with that CRTC ruling. I noticed Shaw is trying to add every channel they own to their lineup (unfortunately they can't because they don't have enough Cat. B channels), why isn't Bell doing the same?! Both of these channels need carriage on Bell TV in order to survive IMO.

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    Updated list,

    Shaw Direct added Food Network HD to their lineup today (ch.268 Classic / 338 Advanced)

 

 

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