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Gordon2
Organizer
Status: Closed
While travelling on holidays this summer we stayed in several hotels that offered Shaw TV. We found MeTV and really enjoyed it. Upon returning home we were disappointed to learn that TELUS Optik does not offer MeTV. Is it possible for this to be added to the TELUS Optik line up?
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Nighthawk
Community Power User
Community Power User

There is a long existing discussion already about MeTV. Please post there. 

 

https://forum.telus.com/t5/Ideas/MeTv-in-Alberta/idi-p/54248

 

Short answer is the CRTC hasn't approved MeTV for rebroadcast outside of the existing area it's available in central and southern BC. A fair amount of the content on MeTV is also available on other channels as well. 


Example: CRTC's page on MeTV for Kelowna. The problem is that it still calls the channel KVOS as MeTV which is incorrect as MeTV was switched to KFFV, a sister channel to KVOS. The only association MeTV has left with KVOS is a secondary OTA channel, broadcast in 480i resolution.

Shark
Just Moved In

why does Shaw have it Alberta then? there must be a CRTC must have approved them having it?

Nighthawk
Community Power User
Community Power User

Shaw Cable does not have it Alberta. Shaw Direct (Satellite) used to but only as a grandfathered exception from the CRTC. Shaw Direct does not have MeTV listed as available in Alberta on their website at present.

Status changed to: Closed
cpantelis
TELUS Employee
TELUS Employee

Nighthawk was spot on with his explanation. Since we already have a few topics discussing this, I'll go ahead and close this idea. Don't worry though, if this ever changes we'll make sure to post it in our forums.