When you get information about channels coming to sault ste marie, Ontario, can you mention it here? It would give us a heads up to know what is going on with shaw in our city.
I haven't heard anything specifically for Sault Ste Marie lately, but we often don't get a lot of advance notice on new channels. Usually when we get new channels it is announced on our website here: Free Previews, Free Channels | TV - Shaw but this doesn't break it down by region unfortunately. Another place you can check is shaw.ca/updates
Disney channel launched september 1st on shaw and unfortunately we still don't have that channel in sault ste marie among many other channels.
Been hearing the same excuse over and over from shaw...the network needs to be upgraded and there is no eta as to when that will be done....I don't know about you but have been hearing that for that last 2-3years, I just don't know why they just don't sell off the stake in shaw here in Sault Ste Marie because buy the looks and sounds of it we will never get these channel here because shaw doesn't give a damn about there customers here in the sault.
I agree. We'd be better off if Shaw sold off the area to Rogers or Eastlink.
Any news on sault ste marie getting new channels yet?
Good luck getting a reply. Shaw just ignores us.
Hey chipper_2013, anthony2532
Getting more channels and services to SSM is definitely something we're working towards! When we do have news to share, we'll update our forums here.
When we have news to share you update your forums here ya right been hearing that same exuse forever...I don't know why shaw doesn't give up there stake here in the sault to say like Rogers or eastlink...because apparently shaw doesn't value us as customers here.
If getting more channels to SSM is something you're working towards then share the plan. If you're working on infrastructure upgrades then you should be able to give us some specifics and a target date.
My guess is that you are not working on upgrades in our area. I've been complaining about this for 5 years and nothing is every done. Shaw just happily collects their money without reinvesting in our infrastructure.
Any updates on new channels or about the digital network upgrade? There are some channels I can't wait to launch here. Disney channel I hope is coming very soon, as its the one channel I have been waiting for. Also hope you guys can launch the new disney xd and jr when it launches in December.
Hey chipper_2013, we're hoping to have some information soon on new services/channels in Sault Ste. Marie, but no news to share right now. We'll update our Community when there's news.
2 new channels Disney XD and Disney Jr are launching on shaw in Dec, any chance you know if those will be added to shaw in sault ste marie?
These channels were available through Shaw, but they've recently been rebranded. Disney Jr was re-branded to Family Jr and Disney XD was re-branded to Family CHRGD.
No word yet on their availability in Sault Ste. Marie When I get any word on new channel or service launches in the area, I'll be posting it here.
I have family jr and chrgd. I am waiting on the new disney channel to launch here. Plus also hoping Dec 1st the new disney jr and xd channels will launch here as well.
We are sorry, we still do not have any new information to share regarding the launch of new channels in Sault Ste. Marie. When we have any information to share, we will be posting it here. You can also check http://www.shaw.ca/updates for any news and information on channels launches in your area.
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Feeling so p/o'd I have been calling Shaw for the past month asking about the Disney channel but they don't have that channel here in sault ste Marie so frustrating everyone keeps talking about how they have the channel and my show has been moved to Disney so I can't watch new episodes Shaw sault ste Marie is a joke a big joke! I hate it with a passion it never gets the new channels and for the price we pay a month youd think theyd update there programming or channels and upgrade other aspects of Shaw services so embarrassed to say I'm a customer and refuse to recommend your services to anyone I'll tell them all to go to Rogers or bell first and if every freaking city has Disney channel but sault ste Marie that's pretty f****** sad! And if another month goes by without that channel and others I'll cancel my services and go else where
When the digital network upgrade is done then channels we are supposed to have will show up. The digital network upgrade for most cities should be done around April from what I heard, I just hope our city is on that list. I don't know if I can go a year or so without new channels.
Hey disnerdxo, chipper_2013
disnerdxo, really sorry for the delay in replying here! I definitely get that there could be more available channels in Sault Ste. Marie, and this is something that we're working towards as quickly as we can. It can be doubly frustrating when it seems that that's all you're hearing without any new additions, but behind the scenes here, there are a number of pieces to bringing new channels and services to the area and some of them aren't ones that we're able to expedite. But rest assured, we are very much working to bring more to The Soo.
If you have any questions about your account, please let me know and I' more than happy to take a look with you.
chipper_2013, we've completed one phase of our digital network upgrade in the area, although there is more work to be done, as noted above. We're on the case; we just don't have an ETA quite yet.
Any news on the digital network upgrade yet? Is it almost done? Also I seen you are removing Pet Network from Shaw on May 2nd. Any chance that you will be replacing that channel with a new one like Disney channel or Disney XD?
I've checked the latest on Sault Ste. Marie for upgrades and new channels, including those to replace Disney, but I don't have any news to share at the moment To be sure, we are working on it, we just don't have any updates available to provide right now.
It's replace Pet Network not Disney channel. It would be great if you can replace Pet Network with Disney channel tho.
Hey again, absolutely right, Pet Network not Disney. Apologies I think I picked up Disney from your post.
Regardless, I'm hoping that we have some updates for you soon. I'll inquire where I can and if I do have anything that I can share, I'll report back.
I seen Pet Network is gone. Are we getting a new channel to fill in the gap?
At this time I don't see any notices of new channels coming. As we do acquire new ones, we will usually list them on our site here Free Previews, Free Channels | TV - Shaw
I didn't mean new but possibly a channel already on shaw that's not in our area yet. It would be great if you replaced the gap with disney channel. That's a channel I have been waiting for since the big change when family channel stopped airing disney stuff.
Chipper, I admire your patience when they won't even give you a direct answer. If they've dropped a channel, then I don't understand why they won't add one of the many, many channels that are missing here - channels that other Shaw markets have.
It just seems like they don't care at all about our market. I bet when they increase their prices again, we'll be included in that increase. I don't understand why they can't find room for the Disney channel at tleast.
I just got an offer in the mail from Bell. If I don't see some action by September, I'm gone. I've had enough of Shaw taking us for granted.
Good News Everyone! Please see our information release below.
Sault St. Marie New TV Channels
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