In my case it is the optional channel I chose with my Premier Specialty pack. I see there is a separate charge of $2.51 for it on the bill but then I get a big discount at the end. The bottom line pricing is what I agreed to when I negotiated the bundled package so to me it matters not that it shows as a line item. Not sure if that will help you. It is very nice to have both the left and right channels to watch, really shows how you can take a fact and spin it either way to suit your purpose and they do. Although IMHO the CNN's of the world are much further from reality, probably lots would argue the other way. Too bad in Canada there is no balance in our media/news networks.
The only way Rogers Cable or Ignite is going to stay in business is if they don't charge extra for stuff we can all get on the internet for free. With smart TVs now ubiquitous, we can watch all this on the big screen, just like cable, instead of just on a small computer or tablet screen or tiny cellphone.
When Rogers (or any provider) pay to get a channel, they have to pay separately for all different types/ways to view the channel. One fee for it in SD, one for HD, one for on demand, one for able to stream it, etc..
Its possible that they haven't paid for the HD streaming rights?