Why isn’t my TV provider letting me pick channels like Super Écran, TMN and HBO individually? Why do I have to buy all the different feeds together?
HBO is a part of the TMN service. Similarly, the various Super Écran feeds are part of the Super Écran service. Each service has one licence. When you choose a service, they automatically come bundled with the additional feeds. These feeds include regional feeds for the sports channels or branded content for TMN (like HBO).
The licence renewal for these services is coming up in September of 2017. At that time, there will no longer be an obligation on the content owners and their programming services to bundle their various feeds when they sell content to your television service provider. That means that from that point on, it will be up to these content owners to sell these feeds separately if they wish. This could also allow your television service provider to sell these to you on an individual basis. In the meantime, if you are unhappy with how these services are bundled, we suggest you voice your concerns to your television service provider. It’s important they know what their customers prefer for the next time they negotiate with the content owners on how they offer these services to consumers.
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