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Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 9:15 pm
by Civuck
For those interested, Rogers TV added four new High Definition channels:

Treasure HD - 548
Oasis HD - 549
Equator HD - 550
Rush HD - 551

24/7 HD and commercial free. These are free until March.

More info on the channels here:

www.hifihdtv.ca

C.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 9:16 pm
by winner2000
Civuck wrote:
Dec 9th, 2008 9:15 pm
For those interested, Rogers TV added four new High Definition channels:

Treasure HD - 548
Oasis HD - 549
Equator HD - 550
Rush HD - 551

24/7 HD and commercial free. These are free until March.

More info on the channels here:

www.hifihdtv.ca

C.
Thanks, though I've never even HEARD of these channels :lol:

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 9:34 pm
by Tijuana
OASIS HD is the first nature channel committed to continuous, clutter-free programming, showcasing the endless beauty of the natural world. Oasis HD lets viewers explore, reflect, and embrace the essence of our exquisite planet, with stories woven together from the finest Canadian and international documentary programming available.

EQUATOR HD brings the world's most intriguing places and people into intimate and personal contact, with exclusive stories of remote cultures, rare geography and unique rituals that hold a mirror to ourselves and how we interact with the planet. Equator HD takes viewers on the incredible paths that connect us all.

RUSH HD is Canada's high-octane, no-fear, no-limits extreme sports HD Channel, exploring the human need to completely ignore the physical limits. Imagine launching yourself off a thousand-foot cliff with nothing but a hand-held parachute, and a serious hope that it works. If it challenges the human spirit, Rush HD brings it to you.

TREASURE HD is about exploration, the thrill of the hunt, and the joy of discovering that rare unique find. From the sunken treasures off the Florida Keys to incredible flea market finds; from the eccentric collection of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to a compilation of every Pez dispenser ade, Treasure HD takes you there.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 9:47 pm
by originalnutta
Tijuana wrote:
Dec 9th, 2008 9:34 pm
OASIS HD is the first nature channel committed to continuous, clutter-free programming, showcasing the endless beauty of the natural world. Oasis HD lets viewers explore, reflect, and embrace the essence of our exquisite planet, with stories woven together from the finest Canadian and international documentary programming available.

EQUATOR HD brings the world's most intriguing places and people into intimate and personal contact, with exclusive stories of remote cultures, rare geography and unique rituals that hold a mirror to ourselves and how we interact with the planet. Equator HD takes viewers on the incredible paths that connect us all.

RUSH HD is Canada's high-octane, no-fear, no-limits extreme sports HD Channel, exploring the human need to completely ignore the physical limits. Imagine launching yourself off a thousand-foot cliff with nothing but a hand-held parachute, and a serious hope that it works. If it challenges the human spirit, Rush HD brings it to you.

TREASURE HD is about exploration, the thrill of the hunt, and the joy of discovering that rare unique find. From the sunken treasures off the Florida Keys to incredible flea market finds; from the eccentric collection of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to a compilation of every Pez dispenser ade, Treasure HD takes you there.
Hot damn that sounds good.

In the UK i used to watch this program called One Place One Hour. All it was, was a HD camera setup in some place in Europe just recording a different view in the city. You would see the morning traffic and people setting up shop, or the boats sailing on the river. Mundane stuff, but in HD it looked great. I'd like to see that brought to N.America.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 10:51 pm
by Carnage
Those channels sound interesting ...

but where is SpaceHD? I want to watch the final season of Battlestar in HD. :mad:

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 11:04 pm
by wisdom_kid
I have been getting these channels for free when I switched to Aurora Cable. Great for people who like watching the outdoors and extreme sports.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 11:27 pm
by Civuck
originalnutta wrote:
Dec 9th, 2008 9:47 pm
Hot damn that sounds good.

In the UK i used to watch this program called One Place One Hour. All it was, was a HD camera setup in some place in Europe just recording a different view in the city. You would see the morning traffic and people setting up shop, or the boats sailing on the river. Mundane stuff, but in HD it looked great. I'd like to see that brought to N.America.
Sounds like a very interesting idea - I would like to see that too.

C.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 11:43 pm
by originalnutta
Civuck wrote:
Dec 9th, 2008 11:27 pm
Sounds like a very interesting idea - I would like to see that too.

C.
Very simple to do, and it was always on in the early mornings. so it feels like you'r experiencing an early rise with the rest of the world.

Every now and then it would tell you which city. I think the best ones i saw were Istanbul, Rome, and Lyon. It wasn't on any landmark or anything. Just of of an everyday view of an intersection, dock, building or bridge or whatever. Sometimes the camera would be setup on the median between two lanes of traffic. Very cool, and the visuals were breath taking.

Wish i could find a link or any info on this program. :(

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 10th, 2008 12:09 am
by Talamasca
Tijuana wrote:
Dec 9th, 2008 9:34 pm
OASIS HD is the first nature channel committed to continuous, clutter-free programming, showcasing the endless beauty of the natural world. Oasis HD lets viewers explore, reflect, and embrace the essence of our exquisite planet, with stories woven together from the finest Canadian and international documentary programming available.

EQUATOR HD brings the world's most intriguing places and people into intimate and personal contact, with exclusive stories of remote cultures, rare geography and unique rituals that hold a mirror to ourselves and how we interact with the planet. Equator HD takes viewers on the incredible paths that connect us all.

RUSH HD is Canada's high-octane, no-fear, no-limits extreme sports HD Channel, exploring the human need to completely ignore the physical limits. Imagine launching yourself off a thousand-foot cliff with nothing but a hand-held parachute, and a serious hope that it works. If it challenges the human spirit, Rush HD brings it to you.

TREASURE HD is about exploration, the thrill of the hunt, and the joy of discovering that rare unique find. From the sunken treasures off the Florida Keys to incredible flea market finds; from the eccentric collection of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to a compilation of every Pez dispenser ade, Treasure HD takes you there.
Very interesting, thanks! Oasis and Equator in particular sound really interesting. Remember when TLC used to air nature/history documentaries before they became the Jon & Kate + 8 Network? Even the Discovery Channel focuses on different things now.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 10th, 2008 1:29 am
by Angela V
Carnage wrote:
Dec 9th, 2008 10:51 pm
Those channels sound interesting ...

but where is SpaceHD? I want to watch the final season of Battlestar in HD. :mad:
Good luck with that :) . At least you get Space. I'm stuck with the A-Channel. They are just finishing up the first 10 episodes of season 4. Which is a hell of a lot quicker than when City Tv aired the show. So I guess I shouldn't complain though City Tv has a HD channel and A-Channel doesn't. grumple

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 10th, 2008 9:06 am
by thelefteyeguy
the HDNet channel has some interesting shows :|

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 10th, 2008 9:14 am
by Civuck
thelefteyeguy wrote:
Dec 10th, 2008 9:06 am
the HDNet channel has some interesting shows :|
It does although it does tend to be a bit more skewed towards the guys for programming. These new channels are certainly more family/wife friendly.

C.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 10th, 2008 10:30 am
by Cas77
Still bitter about the TSN2 fiasco. This is not enough for me to forgive them.

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 10th, 2008 10:58 am
by tylercanuck
Cas77 wrote:
Dec 10th, 2008 10:30 am
Still bitter about the TSN2 fiasco. This is not enough for me to forgive them.
Bitter? Seriously now...

Re: Rogers TV Customers: Four New HD Channels (free til March)

Posted: Dec 10th, 2008 1:21 pm
by ptownplayer
carnage wrote:
Dec 9th, 2008 10:51 pm
those channels sound interesting ...

But where is spacehd? I want to watch the final season of battlestar in hd. :mad:

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