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Re: Changes to Ignite TV Channels in Packages and Theme Packs

Not that they are watched by many people, however, Book TV and Fashion TV will cease broadcasting February 22.  This has nothing to do with Rogers.  The channels are owned by Bell.

 

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2021/2021-31.htm

 

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2021/2021-32.htm

 

https://www.rogers.com/customer/support/article/channel-updates

 

https://www.digitalhome.ca/threads/book-tv-and-fashion-tv-will-be-shutting-down.293021/



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Re: Changes to Ignite TV Channels in Packages and Theme Packs

It's not a surprise that these channels are going away.  They only broadcast in SD and neither have carried any programming that even remotely relates to the channel's description in ages.  However, it's still kinda sad how so many of the specialty channels, that launched back in the mid-90's/early 2000's, that offered fun, entertaining, informational or niche content, are now either gone or bear no resemblance to their former selves.

 

 

BookTelevision
Book Television is home to hit series based on the most well-known and loved books of all time, including mystery, true-crime, romance, classics, non-fiction, comics, graphic novels and cinema.

 

Fashion Television
FT is a sexy channel devoted to fashion, design, beauty, architecture and art. It's about our changing lifestyles, attitudes, fitness and health



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Re: Changes to Ignite TV Channels in Packages and Theme Packs

My wife is an avid reader and some of that rubbed off onto me over the years.  I did enjoy some of the programming on BookTV back in the early days, such as "Books into Film." Sample link below:

 

https://www.channelcanada.com/canadian-channels/specialty-tv/book-telelvision/book-television-announ...

 

Some of this type of programming is still available on other channels that we watch regularly like TVO, PBS, CBC, etc.

 

 



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Re: Changes to Ignite TV Channels in Packages and Theme Packs

I got an email from Rogers last week announcing that BBC First will be launching on March 16 with a 1-month free preview.  This is good news for former BBC Canada subscribers.  However, we didn't quite get a new channel.  What actually happened was that the HIFI channel rebranded itself as BBC First.



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Re: Changes to Ignite TV Channels in Packages and Theme Packs

Additional information on that topic in the link below:

 

https://www.digitalhome.ca/threads/bbc-first-to-launch-in-canada.293173/#post-3128075