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kso
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

Did it end up coming on for you??

 

the channel is back for good.

 

http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/fox-sports-racing-rebranding-speed-international-launch-feb-20-...

 

 

RogersDarrell
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

Hey everyone!

As others have mentioned in this thread, FOX Sports Racing is indeed having a free preview on channel 409 (and it is a rebrand of the SPEED channel). See our Blog here

 

We don’t have any additional information such as pricing, packaging, or preview end-date, but as soon as we receive more info, we’ll post it here.

 

 

Enjoy the preview!

 

 

 

RogersDarrell

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Mikedem
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

still not working in Ottawa. Channel shows up as a valid channel and info bar at bottom shows whats on but a black screen - checked with several friends and family in Ottawa and thy have the same issue. I have 3 boxes and its the same on all of them. Just received an email from tech support as I created a ticket last night  saying the problem was resolved but it is still doing the same thing.

kso
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

If the friends & fam have the issue as well it has to be a problem in the area. Did the friends & fam call in also? since its a new channel that hasn't been really promoted a lot of people don't know they have it to call in and even say it's not working in the area.

Mikedem
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

hows this for service - called in at noon to advise problem was still there - after about 30 mins they say they are sending a tech. tech shows up 20 minutes later. I help him run a cable from the box to each box - no good - then he runs one from the front lawn box - on my lawn thankfully buried in 4 ft of snow though. all ok now - temporarily ran a cable above ground until spring but I am up and running - he says a bad cable can effect just a handful of stations. less than 2hrs phone to tech...awesome.My wifes PVR has been rebooting the last 2 weeks over and over - I bet its all related.

OLDYELLR
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

Interesting article on this:

 

http://www.thestar.com/autos/2015/02/20/old-speed-channel-now-fox-sports-racing-is-back-on-rogers.ht...

 

Norris says,

"Now, I don’t really care what the problem was; why SPEED disappeared from virtually all of the cable systems in Canada. I do know that there was a disagreement over money (SPEED was willing to renew at the same rate while Rogers - the first to give SPEED the axe - wanted to pay a lot less). But I always had the feeling there was something else at play, too."

 

Yes, it was a little fishy how it disappeared with no clear, believable explanation. The only racing I haven't seen mentioned yet is WRC and Australian V8 Supercars. Hope they're included too.


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Lurker
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel


@Mikedem wrote:

still not working in Ottawa. Channel shows up as a valid channel and info bar at bottom shows whats on but a black screen - checked with several friends and family in Ottawa and thy have the same issue. I have 3 boxes and its the same on all of them. Just received an email from tech support as I created a ticket last night  saying the problem was resolved but it is still doing the same thing.


Working in this part of Ottawa....

Motorsports_Fan
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

Other than the completely pointless name change, everything else about this channel is exactly the same as it has been for the last year and a half since the U.S. version of Speed disappeared, and exactly the same as when Rogers dropped it a year ago. It's still nothing but the limited amount of racing programming from Fox Sports 1 and 2 in the U.S., and everything else is still the old reruns of the non-racing nonsense like "R U Faster Than A Redneck?", etc.

dougjp
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Re: Please replace Speed with a motorsports channel

Yeah, I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this......"preview period"? Are they going to charge extra for something that was included in a package before?

OLDYELLR
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@Motorsports_Fan wrote:

Other than the completely pointless name change, everything else about this channel is exactly the same as it has been for the last year and a half since the U.S. version of Speed disappeared, and exactly the same as when Rogers dropped it a year ago. It's still nothing but the limited amount of racing programming from Fox Sports 1 and 2 in the U.S., and everything else is still the old reruns of the non-racing nonsense like "R U Faster Than A Redneck?", etc.


Yes, when it first came on I even saw a "Speed" logo in the top right hand corner on Racaday. Reading all the promotional material on the website http://www.foxsports.com/motor/fox-sports-racing I find nothing on WRC or V8 Supercars. My memory is fuzzy, but did Speed dump those before it went off the air?


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