Frank2468

Member since December 1, 2007

Toronto, yes it hurts

Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Jury is still out
All-time favorite player: Dryden, Roy

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  • Comment on Breaking down how to watch Habs on TV this season (2014-10-04 14:45:05)
    This is what I was told by Rogers Management Center. I have the French Variety Package which includes TVA and TSP2H. I was was going to cancel my French Variety Package since I was getting blackout on RDS. I was told to keep my French Variety Package and starting Jan 2015 I will be able to see all 82 games on either these 2 channels along with Sportsnet and FX and so on. Until Jan 2015 comes around Rogers gave me the Sports Pak for free until the end of December. So I will see what happens in Jan if I don't get to see all the remaining games I will tell Rogers to jump in to Lake vaffuncul* and go with Bell. Yes I know I will be in the same boat with Bell but at Least after over 20 years with Rogers they will lose me as a customer and I won't buy the Center Ice Package either and won't watch the games. I know what I'm about to suggest is going to be like peeing against the wind but I would suggest all of Hab fans in Canada in blackout regions not buy and packages and only watch whats free on TV. To get the message across we have to hurt Rogers and the NHL where it hurts most the pocket book. If all customers in the blackout region cancel the French Variety Package and don't purchase the Sport Pak maybe the message will get across. A disgruntled Hab fan living in Leaf Nation. I'd rather put sticks in my eyes then watch the Leafs.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens edge Bruins 3-2 to open preseason (2014-09-23 23:10:39)
    Maybe your right I don't know but when you call the Management Office your call goes in to a queue and the next available rep takes the call and the tonight I may have gotten lucky the rep was from Montreal. I just called back and spoke to someone else and they confirmed what I was saying before. It's because CBC lost the bid and RDS is part of CBC hence why they can't show national games. But as of Jan 2015 TVA and TVA Sports will show all the games and Rogers may dump RDS from the French Varieties Pak. This news is new I was told and just came out 12 days ago. So if your in the black out region give them a call 1-855-847-6955
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens edge Bruins 3-2 to open preseason (2014-09-23 22:37:19)
    I even talked to him about the fact that TVA will only broadcast national 22 games and the rep told me when Jan 2015 hits that's when TVA takes over nationally. The rep was saying things are changing and understands the confusion but he stood pat with the fact the TVA will broadcast all the games. The department I was speaking to was the Rogers Management Office which handles complaints not handled by regular reps. Don't worry I will call back again and confirm what I was told. I also called the same office 2 weeks ago and spoke to a different rep and got a very similar answer.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens edge Bruins 3-2 to open preseason (2014-09-23 22:15:07)
    Just got off the phone with Rogers and started ranting and raving about the RDS being blacked out. I was speaking to a customer service rep from Montreal. He gave me the Super Sports Pak free for 4 months and told me to cancel it in late December for January 2015. He was saying that as of January 2015 TVA will be broadcasting all the games. That’s when the contract with TVA starts is January 2015. So he said don’t cancel my varieties French pack with Rogers cause as of January I will be able to see all the games cause TVA takes over then. He also told me that RDS was supposed to continue to broadcast all games as national until the end of December but did a roundabout and decided to stop as of September. So for those of you that live in the black out region and have varieties French pack and have been paying for it call rant and rave and you may be able to get the Super Sports Pak for free until TVA takes over. The number to call in Southern Ontario is 1-855-847-6955.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens edge Bruins 3-2 to open preseason (2014-09-23 21:26:08)
    Just got off the phone with Rogers and started ranting and raving about the RDS being blacked out. I was speaking to a customer service rep from Montreal. He gave me the Super Sports Pak free for 4 months and told me to cancel it in late December for January 2015. He was saying that as of January 2015 TVA will be broadcasting all the games. That’s when the contract with TVA starts is January 2015. So he said don’t cancel my varieties French pack with Rogers cause as of January I will be able to see all the games cause TVA takes over then. He also told me that RDS was supposed to continue to broadcast all games as national until the end of December but did a roundabout and decided to stop as of September. So for those of you that live in the black out region and have varieties French pack and have been paying for it call rant and rave and you may be able to get the Super Sports Pak for free until TVA takes over. The number to call in Southern Ontario is 1-855-847-6955. Hope this helps and now guys I’m off to watch the 3rd period.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens edge Bruins 3-2 to open preseason (2014-09-23 21:25:49)
    Just got off the phone with Rogers and started ranting and raving about the RDS being blacked out. I was speaking to a customer service rep from Montreal. He gave me the Super Sports Pak free for 4 months and told me to cancel it in late December for January 2015. He was saying that as of January 2015 TVA will be broadcasting all the games. That’s when the contract with TVA starts is January 2015. So he said don’t cancel my varieties French pack with Rogers cause as of January I will be able to see all the games cause TVA takes over then. He also told me that RDS was supposed to continue to broadcast all games as national until the end of December but did a roundabout and decided to stop as of September. So for those of you that live in the black out region and have varieties French pack and have been paying for it call rant and rave and you may be able to get the Super Sports Pak for free until TVA takes over. The number to call in Southern Ontario is 1-855-847-6955. Hope this helps and now guys I’m off to watch the 3rd period.
  • Comment on Clearing up the Habs’ TV picture (2014-09-04 19:55:04)
    Pat I already have the french theme pack from Rogers called Varitie which includes RDS TVA and TV5 and RDI and so, but I'm only paying $6.99 a month for it. Is it the same one your talking about or is there a different one Rogers is offering now? Unless If you already have it they can't increase the price and new subscribers are going to pay the $60.00 month?
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-02 22:49:25)
    Actually I paid $7.00 a month for the Varitie package and it's a matter of principal as well and $7.00 a month to $28.00 a month is a 400% mark up. I call that extortion and I never said Center Ice is a bad product but I have enough of the 82 games that were being broadcasted of the Habs that I don't need all the other games cause I would never be able to get full use of it. Also I just checked Rogers and Center Ice is a theme package called Super Sports Pak that cost $36.00. I don't care about Football Baseball and Basket Ball and other stuff again this is EXTORTION.
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-02 22:15:03)
    So I may as well call Rogers and cancel my Varitie package of RDS and TVA since it's going to be blacked out. Since my contract is up this week with Rogers I may as well ask why should I remain a customer of Rogers, since I can't watch what I want and paying an extra $200 a year for Center Ice is just throwing good money after bad. Well guess that's it for me watching the Habs and I'd rather put sticks in my eyes then watch the Leafs. So I guess I'll treat this year as a lockout season until Rogers and the NHL revamp this load of Cr*p.
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-02 20:55:29)
    So just finished reading through the article and that's great but what does that mean for fans West of Belleville towns like Oshawa and Ajax and so on? I have my cable with Rogers and pay extra a month for a package called Varitie which gives me channels like RDS and TVA. Does it mean when the games are on I will get blackout on RDS and TVA and Sportsnet cause I'm west of Belleville thanks?