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Re: Can someone explain flex channels?

But the issue is that the flex channels don't include sports channels I would like to watch, and that I currently receive through the Popular package. Therefore, to replicate what I get now will cost more under the flex program. 

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Re: Can someone explain flex channels?

@jimtorrance  You have to look beyond the price/contents of the package when comparing Ignite TV's "Popular" package and Digital TV's counterpart, and the other offerings from Rogers' competitors.  The other thing that most people are not aware of is that capabilities such as live broadcast, look-back (the ability to watch recently broadcast shows as if they were live), on-demand, PVR recording, the ability to fast-forward through streams, access to "Go" apps, streaming rights/capabilities for mobile apps, etc. all factor into the licensing costs, and there is also usually a tiered per-subscriber pricing structure based on the number of active subscribers for the channel and/or related channels.  So, the package pricing and selection of channels that go into a package involve extensive analysis and modelling, and due to the technical differences between Ignite TV and Digital TV, the package pricing (and as a result, the channel lineup, including the Flex Channels that are offered) will be different.



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Re: Can someone explain flex channels?

I would to have the channel t+e without touching my other channels and how much it will coast me

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@Strawberrys wrote:

I would to have the channel t+e without touching my other channels and how much it will coast me


You can find that information by going to https://www.rogers.com/web/consumer/ignite-bundles/channels

 

Which Ignite TV bundle are you subscribed to?

 

T+E is available as a Flex Channel in most bundles (which you can exchange for free) and is also available as a standalone channel for $4.00/month



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Re: Can someone explain flex channels?

Thanks for explanation.  Wonder why Rogers does not post something like this.  Everybody must wonder.

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Re: Can someone explain flex channels?

The problem is the info disappears from the screen when you drill down to the package.

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@PatCoghlan wrote:

The problem is the info disappears from the screen when you drill down to the package.


You probably have an active ad or pop-up blocker, etc. See the tips in the following link:

 

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Internet/Unable-to-load-certain-website-s-and-or-videos/m-p/42...



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Re: Can someone explain flex channels?

Okay thanks for this info.  My question is specific to a channel and package.  The Popular Bundle and MSNBC.  On the list it shows it is included with Premier Bundle. Has Flex Channel with the blue exclamation point for the Flex 10 bundle but for the Popular bundle it shows nothing in that space.  So it looks like you can get MSNBC for the Premier bundle, the most expensive bundle.  For the Flex 10 bundle which is the third most expensive bundle, but not for the Popular bundle with is the second most expensive bundle.

 

Am I reading that right?

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@RyeEncoke wrote:

Am I reading that right?


Yes, you are.  The Popular package offers a smaller number of Flex channels AND a smaller selection of Flex channels to choose from than Premier.

 

If you opt for the Flex 10 bundle, you get a broader selection of Flex channels but you also lose a number of other things that you get for free in Popular and Premier, such as 4K channels and the Stingray music channels.

 

Re: MSNBC, it is also possible that Rogers may stop carrying this channel effective July 1, 2020: http://www.rogers.com/discontinued-channel

 

If you are unhappy with how the Ignite TV channel packages are structured, you can raise your concerns in the following thread: https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Ignite-TV/Changes-to-Ignite-TV-Channels-in-Packages-and-Theme-...