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Why does Shaw charge for CBC News network when it is free on CBC Gem app?

wiz
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I can watch CBC News Network for free on my TC via apple TV with CBC Gem app but Shaw blocks it unless I pay for it?

Our CBC National news service should be free!

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Internet 1 - Shaw Cable 0 I have no intentions of paying...

wiz
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Internet 1 - Shaw Cable 0

I have no intentions of paying for something I can watch free on my TV 

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Shaw charges for all channels.

rstra
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Shaw charges for all channels.

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Should be free as in included with basic cable not extra...

wiz
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Should be free as in included with basic cable not extra charge, It's free on internet from CBC 

 

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As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shaw has temporar...

mdk
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As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shaw has temporarily offered some "news" channels for free:

  • 35/140 - BBC World News - expiring May 31, 2020
  • 33/220 - CNN - expiring May 31, 2020
  • 113/227 - CBC News Network - expiring May 31, 2020
  • 114/226 - CTV News -  - expiring May 18, 2020
  • 911 - Le Canal Nouvelles - expiring June 30, 2020
  • Russian TV International - expiring May 30, 2020

Also, there are other channels that were free, until yesterday (May 31, 2020).

 

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Global BC1 News is available on free previous (In BC) unt...

michaelstein
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Global BC1 News is available on free previous (In BC) until June 30 or until further notice

CTV News Channel is also continuing as a free preview (until further notice)

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Internet 1 - Shaw Cable 0 I have no intentions of paying...

wiz
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Internet 1 - Shaw Cable 0

I have no intentions of paying for something I can watch free on my TV 

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Update, as of June 1: BBC News - no longer free CNN - no...

mdk
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Update, as of June 1:

  • BBC News - no longer free
  • CNN - no longer free
  • CBC News - still available
  • CTV News - still available
  • LCN - still available

 

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CBC Gem on Apple TV did not include CBC News Net before t...

AndyK
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CBC Gem on Apple TV did not include CBC News Net before the Pandemic unless you paid for the commercial-free version of Gem. Shaw may have failed to match CBC's action. I do agree that it should be free all the time.

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It was included on 'basic cable" in the 90s under Rogers...

michaelstein
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It was included on "basic cable" in the 90s under Rogers in Vancouver area..

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Also, CTV News Channel is included on the "Limited TV" pa...

michaelstein
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Also, CTV News Channel is included on the "Limited TV" package (SD version only)

The HD version is not, but it is on the "free preview" at the moment (ongoing)

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