I have just subscribed to SHAW TV and was getting ready to watch Game of Thrones tonight and realized that I only have one HBO HD Channel. Game of Thrones is playing at 9pm. Prior to getting SHAW home TV, I had SHAW Direct included with my previous residence. On SHAW Direct it had both HBO East and HBO West (West being 2 hours behind). This meant I could watch my Game of Thrones at 7pm or 9pm.
My first thought was that it probably had to do with channel agreements - and it was only available on SHAW Direct because it was a single signal stream.. but then I see Telus Optik has HBO East and West offered in their channel line-up in the Alberta region.
So here's the question:
A) Can we get HBO East on SHAW home TV? ie. do I need to subscribe to a timeshifting package add-on or something?
B) If not, are there any plans? When will it be available?
I'm hoping the Shaw VOD has it at 7pm tonight ..