I used to have antenna TV and now I get nothing, no cable available in my area, what am I eligible for from Shaw?
jlupien might have some information on this but...
I have heard about a program with Shaw Direct that offers the very very basic local channels that are no longer broadcast in Analog, free for life.
Something about out of range or no transmitter where you were getting the analog signal, but no longer are.
Is anybody else from ShawDirect here that may be able to give any information on this?
I only suggest this, because I heard it is only the channels that were, but no longer available off-air, which sounds like what you want.
Konrad von Finckenstein free shaw direct
Gives indications of the program.
You used to get antenna (off-air?) and now you don't? If there is no cable in your area, that leaves the two satellite companies in Canada.
Did they shut-down the transmitters for the Analog service and not replace them with Digital transmitters? Or they did, but you don't have the equipment to get the digital off-air signal?
they shutdown Analog service and switched to Digital but I am outside the reception range of the Digital transmitter. Have been without for a while but would now like TV now winter is coming.
Then I think a Satellite company would be your best bet!
There are very few places they cannot provide with service =]
Bell express or whatever it is called is way too expensive
Have you tried our sister company Shaw Direct?
Shaw Direct - 100% Digital Satellite Television
thanks I am looking now at that page.... really all i want is local channels... nothing fancy... 4 channels of english programming basic Canadian broadcasters is all i would want.
Thank you Kevinds! I now know who this Finckenstein person is. I can now talk to Shaw with this information. Thanks again.
Yes, as I said, I have heard of this program, but do not know any of the details, there is allways fine print... Usually more so on 'free' offers. I just have no idea what it is.
Hopefully Mr. Lupien can provide some information, or anybody else from Shaw Direct, how to apply, who to speak to, because I am sure the typical customer service rep will not be keen on setting up free accounts.
I called the number above this morning and I am eligible for the LTSS Program... so it still is available!
I got an email with things to fill out that began like this:
"Thank you for your interest in the Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) Program. Attached you will find the LTSS Declaration Form which includes the terms of this program. We ask that you read through these terms in full so that you have a clear understanding of LTSS. Once you have completed the form, please ensure that your information is accurate and signed. To get your order started as soon as possible, we require that you return the LTSS Declaration Form promptly to us. "
Thanks kevinds and others I found my solution!
Hi all, sorry about the late response. socanadiangal, it sounds like you are already in touch with us and have started the process - great news! You will love your new system.
For everyone else, we do have information on the LTSS program available on our website here:
The Canadian Transition to Digital Television - Shaw Direct
Note that the LTSS service is available to customers affected by the digital transition, and will be offered until November 30th 2012.
Is there any information about the LTSS program, all I can find is "you may be eligible for the Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program."
Even searching LTSS on shawdirect.ca only gives that single page.
Who is eligible, what conditions, and other things similar to that.
Kevin - give Shaw Direct a call at 1.888.782.7602, an agent will review the program with you and verify if you are indeed eligible. If so, they will send you a form and once you complete it and send it back someone will contact you to set up the installation.
I understand the completely free LTSS program is only offered until November.
My suggestion to Shaw Direct is make the LTSS channels FTA - Unencypted for use by anybody with the knowedge to pick them up. It isn't that many stations, and is the 21st century equilivant of having an antenna to pickup the OTA stations.
Would give anybody the oppurnity to take advantage of the LTSS program, without Shaw Direct having to 'foot-the-bill" of providing hardware and time to make it work.
I rec'd the Reciever today via Purolater, I will now the number provided and arrange to get the Dish. Looks like this is the way to go! Thanks to everyone that replied.
This morning the Shaw Installer came out and set everything up! Dish and Recvr and all! I have 5 channels of TV now! This LTSS is a great program!
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