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FX Canada drops AMC/OLTL!?!?!?


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#1 Nate4

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

On Friday May 17, both All My Children and One Life to Live were completely removed from the schedule and from FXC's website and replaced with re-runs of 30 Rock. This comes just one day after PP announced both shows are being cut to just two episodes per week. Fans here are not too happy. FX Canada was the ONLY place in Canada to watch the two soaps, as they are not available online here. No word yet from either FX Canada or PP.

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#2 Khan

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

They are available now on iTunes Canada.


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#3 DavidsMuse

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:53 PM

I've read on several sites that AMC and OLTL are now both available on iTunes Canada, so that could be the real reason for the change!


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

I've read on several sites that AMC and OLTL are now both available on iTunes Canada

 

AND IT'S FREE!

 

Oh, wait, it's not free.

 

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#5 IcyOne

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

lol

 

I thought we'd get at least a year before the ground started to crumble.  I suggest PP gets their [!@#$%^&*] together quick.


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#6 Golden Duck

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:22 PM

Poor Canadians. You all have to pay now. :(

 

*hugs*

 

IMO. If they can't keep them on a Canadian station. They will never be on TV here. And, the episode cuts bother me ever more. Looks like we're gettin' screwed. I knew it was too good to last.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

Just 5 minutes ago, FX Canada advertised OLTL/AMC airing weekdays.

 

Both shows are still on the channel guide for the next two weeks. 

 

???


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#8 EricMontreal22

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

WTF Canada.  It is still in their cable lineup but not online....


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

I know someone who lives in Canada who told me they haven't seen any ads for AMC or OLTL on FX Canada all of this week (even before the announcement and last week they were seeing them very often.)


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#10 jfung79

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

The channel was really screwed over by the PP episode cut so I don't think you can blame them for whatever they do.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:28 PM

I feel sorry for the people who upgraded their cable services and now are stuck with channels they do not want and cannot cancel because they had to sign up for a year. I can understand those people feeling entitled to an apology as they were screwed out of money. Most of us just are getting less, but these people if they want to watch legally will have to spend money again and buy from iTunes Canada.


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#12 Dale

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

I feel sorry for the people who upgraded their cable services and now are stuck with channels they do not want and cannot cancel because they had to sign up for a year. I can understand those people feeling entitled to an apology as they were screwed out of money. Most of us just are getting less, but these people if they want to watch legally will have to spend money again and buy from iTunes Canada.

 

Not true at all. We can get Hulu here in Canada. Firefox has an add on that is free that allows us to access Hulu. It's so easy it's ridiculous! I've been watching online for the last two weeks because it's more convenient for me to sit on front of the TV for an hour a day. 


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#13 Dale

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

I know someone who lives in Canada who told me they haven't seen any ads for AMC or OLTL on FX Canada all of this week (even before the announcement and last week they were seeing them very often.)

 

They must not be on that channel much. I have been seeing non stop ads for th soaps.  I've had American Horror Story on for the last 2 hours and have seen ads each half hour for OLTL/AMC. They say they are airing them 3 times a day.  Of course, this could have been pre-arranged advertising before the changes to the number of shows being produced was announced, but from every indication, FX will still be airing the shows.    


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#14 LeClerc

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

I know someone who lives in Canada who told me they haven't seen any ads for AMC or OLTL on FX Canada all of this week (even before the announcement and last week they were seeing them very often.)

 

I didn't notice any decline in ads until yesterday, which is what made me check out their website last night to find every mention of AMC/OLTL was gone. And they were still tweeting about the shows (notifying that the shows would air 9-10am on Monday because of a marathon during the day, previewing Billy Clyde's return to AMC) up until Thursday.
 

Although I guess it's still possible it's unrelated to the episode cut. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like FX Canada is going to say anything on the matter.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

Is that add-on legal? If it is, what is it called and why has no one promoted it? I can send this information over to the person I spoke with who is very upset about this turn of events.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

 

Not true at all. We can get Hulu here in Canada. Firefox has an add on that is free that allows us to access Hulu. It's so easy it's ridiculous! I've been watching online for the last two weeks because it's more convenient for me to sit on front of the TV for an hour a day. 

The add on just downloaded a bunch of malware on my system...  I guess iTunes it is.



I know someone who lives in Canada who told me they haven't seen any ads for AMC or OLTL on FX Canada all of this week (even before the announcement and last week they were seeing them very often.)

This isn't true--I saw the ads on CBC news yesterday and Thursday--as well as on FX itself. 


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

My friend may have a different cable service than you, her experience was different & it doesn't mean she was wrong or lying. For the record, this person isn't a disgruntled AMC or OLTL fan as she was never a regular viewer of either show. 


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#18 Dale

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

Is that add-on legal? If it is, what is it called and why has no one promoted it? I can send this information over to the person I spoke with who is very upset about this turn of events.

 

I can't answer your question about legalities, but I can't imagine that Firefox would be able to make this available so widely if they thought they could get into trouble over it. 


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#19 Dale

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

My friend may have a different cable service than you, her experience was different & it doesn't mean she was wrong or lying. For the record, this person isn't a disgruntled AMC or OLTL fan as she was never a regular viewer of either show. 

 

Sorry I did not mean to imply she was lying! smile.png But I think that no matter who the cable provider is, the content on the FX channel is the same - including the advertisements. She probably just isn't watching when the ads air.   

 

Edit: Speak of the devil!  They just aired the ad again, LOL!


Edited by Dale, 18 May 2013 - 02:52 PM.

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#20 Dale

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:52 PM

The add on just downloaded a bunch of malware on my system...  I guess iTunes it is.



 

 

Gosh, Eric, I am sorry!  :(  I downloaded the add on just fine, as did three friends of mine, with no problems. In fact, I got the tip about the add on from another Canadian poster here.  If I can help you at all, please PM me and I will do what I can to assist! 


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