Hi Telus people,
We have been watching and recording Optic TV channel 845 (Global BC1 News), especially during the pandemic; it still shows on the Guide listing but 'doesn't work'. Does anybody know what's happened??
Global BC 1 is specifically available in BC only and is a different class of channel with the CRTC than the other Global stations since the others are available in other provinces. You were getting that channel for free, but now that Global decided to end the free preview period and you now have to pay for the channel. Telus is not to blame for Global's decision. CTV New channel is still on free preview but that could end at any time depending on when Bell decides to end it. Those decisions are outside of the control of any provider like Telus or Shaw. If you were a Shaw subscriber and weren't paying for the channels there either, they still would vanish whenever the free period ends.