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sm5w2
Premium
join:2004-10-13
St Thomas, ON

AMC should be showing Groundhog Day (it's not?!)

The AMC movie channel is supposed to be showing Groundhog Day right now (10 am saturday). Instead I see some old western ( The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, 1972). They went straight into the movie at 10 am without showing any titles (I had to look to IMDB to figure out the movie title).

Did Rogers substitute this movie - in place of Groundhog day?

What kind of crap is this? Do the cable companies really want us to "cut the cord" so bad that they pull this crap on us?


mike10

join:2004-03-02

1 edit

there website says that a show called the The Rifleman is supposed to be on right now

but sometimes the American channels will replace some of there programming in Canada with something else because they do not own the Canadian rights



sm5w2
Premium
join:2004-10-13
St Thomas, ON

Look here:

»www.amctv.com/schedule-mobile?tz=ET

The Rifleman is listed many times on the 1/2 hour up till 10:00 am. Then every 2.5 hours starting at 10:00 am they're supposed to be showing Groundhog day.

Instead, at 10:00 am I'm seeing a color western movie with Cliff Robertson (as I indicated in my first post).

If AMC doesn't have the rights to Groundhog Day in Canada - Then WHO DOES ?!?! - And why aren't they making any money with those rights by broadcasting it in Canada today ?!?!?!

(come to think of it - I don't recall stumbling across "Scrooged" during my channel-flipping over the holidays either...)



urbanriot
Premium
join:2004-10-18
Canada
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Cogeco Cable
reply to sm5w2

said by mike10:

there website says that a show called the The Rifleman is supposed to be on right now

Great classic television. Almost every episode has a 'situation' and a moral.

said by sm5w2:

The AMC movie channel is supposed to be showing Groundhog Day right now (10 am saturday).

Yea, I saw it advertised at a friend's the other night (Bell satellite), that it would be aired all day and I thought it was a funny idea to air it all day since the show involves a guy repeating his day...

Maybe someone with another provider can confirm if AMC is showing Groundhog Day or another show?


koira
Keep Fighting Michael
Premium
join:2004-02-16

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Bell has the great northfield on now followed by the undefeated.
no mention of Groundhog on AMC out well into tomorrow

actually SonyM channel has it on right now, i dont subscribe to that one. Its repeating on Sony all day


dragonfly

join:2012-09-04
reply to sm5w2

What is this, the 80s? Get Netflix and watch it when you want.



sm5w2
Premium
join:2004-10-13
St Thomas, ON

> What is this, the 80s? Get Netflix and watch it when you want.

I'm paying good coin for (analog-legacy) cable TV.

Pulling substitution crap like this, for something I was planning to watch, does nothing to foster good customer relations or increase my perception of value for what I'm paying for.

Tangent:

I bought a relative in Windsor one of those 4-camera CCTV security systems (Zmodo) from Factory Direct for $160 for Christmas. It works surprisingly well, with web-based internet access and all.

I had him connect the output of his digital OTA convertor to one of the camera inputs, and tune the convertor to WWJ (CBS) Detroit. Using the web-based IE interface, I can watch WWJ here in London through the Zmodo box.

I'll be watching the "big game" tomorrow, US commercials and all...



digitalfutur
Sees More Than Shown
Premium
join:2000-07-15
BurlingtonON
kudos:2
reply to sm5w2

It's available for free on Crackle.



lugnut

@communications.com
reply to sm5w2

Actually it's on right now and again at 1 AM on Movietime on Expressvu.



Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to sm5w2

I didn't think that you could get AMC in Canada...



urbanriot
Premium
join:2004-10-18
Canada
kudos:3

AMC & AMC HD channels on Bell satellite
»www.bell.ca/styles/tv/all_langua···lpha.pdf



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by urbanriot:

AMC & AMC HD channels on Bell satellite
»www.bell.ca/styles/tv/all_langua···lpha.pdf

... and on Shaw (both cable and Direct), and Cogeco, and Rogers...

peterboro
Avatars are for posers
Premium
join:2006-11-03
Peterborough, ON
reply to Guspaz

said by Guspaz:

I didn't think that you could get AMC in Canada...

Yes, and Walking Dead marathon tomorrow starting at 3pm.


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to Gone

said by Gone:

said by urbanriot:

AMC & AMC HD channels on Bell satellite
»www.bell.ca/styles/tv/all_langua···lpha.pdf

... and on Shaw (both cable and Direct), and Cogeco, and Rogers...

And not on Videotron, the only television service provider available to me without switching ISPs. Oh well.
--
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Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

I guess the moral of the story is that there's more to Canada than just Quebec, eh?



urbanriot
Premium
join:2004-10-18
Canada
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Cogeco Cable

said by Gone:

I guess the moral of the story is that there's more to Canada than just Quebec, eh?

Hey, they have Bell Satellite in Quebec too... it's why we have so many French stations and Maleflixxx.


Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

Okay, okay. There's more to Canada than just MDUs Greater Montreal that don't allow satellite dishes to be mounted onto their buildings.