Why is FX Canada HD not available in Saskatoon? I was originally told it was due to system upgrades needing to be finished but if that is true why are we getting the 3 new HiFi HD channels?
Hi smegger2000 cdittmer
I promised a reply once I had details, and I finally do!
FX Canada HD, Movie Central 2 HD and Movie Central 3 HD will be available in Saskatoon by end of day August 6th!
I know FXCanada is an MPEG4 station, are the three new ones as well? Or are they MPEG2 channels?
Edit: Nevermind, Nat Geo Wild is an MPEG4 station and I believe you get that one.
Almost all of our new HD channels will now be in the MPEG-4 format. This includes FX Canada, as well as our newest channels: HIFI, eqhd and radX.
I know it doesn't always make the greatest sense when we are more easily able to add some channels but not others. Upgrades are sometimes necessary before we can add new channels and some channels, based on factors such as frequency, are more easily added than others.
I see 3 more HD channels have been added but still no FX Canada HD. Can you answer when Saskatoon will get this channel? This makes no sense.
This is strange, and I honestly don't have an answer at this time. I have already sent an email to find out why this channel is missing. I will provide an update tomorrow. Thanks!
I have some good news! We flagged this with our teams and are working to introduce this service in short-order. As a result, we will also introduce MC2 and MC3 in HD to Saskatoon. No timing yet, but this should happen relatively quickly (i.e. a matter of weeks). Stay tuned for details.
Thanks for your help with this Tyler. This is good news. With the recent addition of many new HD channels hopefully the trend will continue and I can return my SaskTel Max box. I'm not letting go of it until at least NFL Network HD, CBS Sports Network HD and Headline News HD are added.
Thanks for the help here tyler - cheers!
Any update on this channel's availability along with MC2 & MC3?
Checking this morning, will keep you posted!
I am definitely interested in when this is happening as well. Hope it happens before the new show "The Bridge" starts on FX which I believe is on July 10th.
Hi, its been a week. Any update? Thank you.
It's been 2 weeks with no update on the answer to this question. Can somebody please check into this.
Hi smegger2000, dharveysk,
Apologies for the delay here - we will follow-up and get you an update.
Apologies for the delay on an update. This change is scheduled, and we are working to finalize some things for early August. Due to the unforeseen events in Calgary the past couple of weeks we had to move some things around.
Thanks for getting back to us on this Tyler. Hope the early August date for this holds.
It should. Thanks for your understanding! I will keep you posted if anything changes.
Much appreciated, thanks again!
I am still not receiving FX Canada or MC 2/3HD here in my area of Saskatoon, which is Wildwood. I understand others in the different areas of the city have them. With a price increase coming and I am still not being provided the full service I am being charged for, I'm a little PO'd.
I'd like to take a further look at this for you, my understanding is your area of Saskatoon is in the south east? I believe that area has completed the Shaw Digital Network Upgrade (DNU) - perhaps we need to check if your HD box is on the right channel map.
I'll message you directly to investigate further.
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