Anyone contacted Rogers yet expressing interest in Fairchild HD?
It took forever for SPACE HD, and longer still for AMC HD.
As there is a signigicant Chinese Community in Toronto and Ottawa, does Rogers really want to alienate another group of viewers?
Hopefully rogers is looking into this. That doesnt mean it will be readily available though.
To obtain any channel (other than the ones that rogers own), they need to pay rights to have it to the channel provider. If the channel provider wants insanely large amounts of money.. or they just dont want to sell the rights to a provider, there it not much that can be done.
That was the case with SPACEHD for the longest time. Its a bell owned channel, and bell wanted the exclusive rights to it. Eventualy rogers was able to pay for it and obtain it.
This was more of a rhetorical (sarcastic) question !!!
According to the FAQs, http://fairchildtv.com/faq_HD.php
Rogers showed "interest" - but not sure when they are getting the channel.
If Rogers is reading this, I am expressing my Interest to this channel , please get it soon!
I've just received the following tweet from Rogers:
Fairchild 2 TV HD and TalentVision 2 HD now available for Rogers customers. Free preview until July 30th (ch. 674 and 675) ^SM
I think it will be priced similarly with the other guy - $19.xx for both Fairchild + Fairchild HD. (According to the Fairchild's FAQ on their site, CRTC license requires Fairchild HD to be bundle with regular Fairchild.)