When will Shaw be offering unbundled TV so that we can select only the stations we want and how will the pricing be governed?
Shaw has Pick and Play, which should be able to do what you are seeking. Except that they sabotage it by leaving out some good channels, like TCM (Turner Classic Movies), which is only available through a $10 Movies package. For example, all of the Movies package are available through Pick and Play, except TCM. Either they are doing this to force packages or their programming department made a mistake in omitting TCM from Pick and Play. Sadly, given earlier discussions here, I suspect the former. Still I hope the exclusion of TCM is an error that will be fixed. If so, I'll buy it. But I won't pay $10 for a bunch of channels I already get. Nice if Shaw brings us the HD version too, as Shaw Direct does.
Sadly, this will only happen if it is regulated by the CRTC/gov. I see no willingness by Shaw or other cable providers to do this on their own. I am currently forced to pay for channels that I can not even watch because my cable box isn't compatible with mpeg4, but i stil pay.... How is this right?
Shaw's pick & pay is far from ideal and most popular channels are omitted.
And the channels distributors are told to as well... They are far from innocent in this
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