I had planned on switching over to bell fibe, even with 11 months left on my contract with rogers just to get speed channel. But after talking with the bell rep and found out that speed would no longer be available after May 1-2014 i decided not too. Hopefully the cable suppliers figure out some solution to this because there is alot of racing out there that our providers up here don't cover ie. motogp, world superbike, supercross which happens to have a race in the Rogers Center? not to mention the Australian V8 supercars. Disappointed motorsports fan.
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Touche! CRTC protects us from the evil American racing and the cable companies don't show all the Canadian racing out there because there's no money to be made.
I don't believe CRTC will allow Fox Sports 1 in Canada. Blamw the Nanny State.
I realize that all motorsports fans here are very disappointed and I wanted to assure you, the decision to take off Speed was not taken lightly at all. We heard you all talking passionately about Speed Channel since the first bill notices arrived. Last year, the operator of the channel decided to stop making Speed Channel available to the majority of TV customers in the United States too. From what we’ve heard, Bell TV/Fibe is notifying their customers that they’ve decided not to carry Speed Channel as of May 1, 2014. Other operators also review their offering from time to time.
Even though this is a peer-to-peer support community, we read each and every post, and reply when needed. I’ve passed on your suggestions; we might add another motorsports channel in the future, however, at this time, this is not something we’re planning for.
We all know that the US version of Speed ended last August and Fox was providing a Canadian version of Speed Channel.
We really dont know whos fault it is , you say them, they say you. Likely we will never know the truyth other than its about money, them wanting more and you not wanting to pay it.
So that leaves a lot of LIVE motorsports coverage that we can no longer see. Why cant Rogers Sportsnet buy the content that was on the old Speed(FoxSports1) and show it on your 5 or 6 Sportnet cnannel - Surely they would generate more interest and revenue that 5 channels all showing poker at the same time?
Was the plan (or lack thereoff) to just abandon the motorsports fans after 17 years of that channel being on the air? Did you really think saying we could enjoy many of the other channels you provide was going to make millions of motorsports fans stop being interested in racing? It is mind boggling actually.