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Super Channel - It's Something Else!

Super Channel is committed to the highest quality of programming - and the highest quality of service. If you would like to know more, or have questions about our offerings, please read our frequently asked questions or contact us.

What is Super Channel ?

Super Channel features 6 premium channels, including 2 in crystal clear High Definition PLUS Super Channel On Demand (free where available). With On Demand’s DVD-like functions you can watch a large percentage of Super Channel’s programming as your schedule allows.

Is this the same Super Channel from the 1980s ?

The original Super Channel launched in the 1980’s. In 2006, Allarco Entertainment Inc. was granted a license to launch a new service with the name Super Channel which is recognized for providing outstanding premium pay television programs.

Super Channel has established a reputation for delivering a fresh new slate of exclusive programming consisting of first-run Hollywood hits and award-winning, critically-acclaimed television series. We’ve paired these movies and series with entertaining and insightful documentaries, live Showtime and Hennessy championship boxing, Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts, concerts, extreme sports, anime, and hilarious sketch comedy. Last but not least, this highly entertaining programming mix also includes world festival cinema, all the scariest horror flicks and some classics never seen before in HD! Super Channel is available across Canada.

What are the benefits of subscribing ?

By subscribing to Super Channel you receive:

- A diverse selection of exclusive, premium first-run programming.

- Unedited and commercial-free. No interruptions or excluded footage. All our exclusive programming is shown the way it was meant to be seen.

- A huge inventory of the very best titles from top studios in Hollywood to film festival darlings including documentaries and hidden gems - all exclusive to Super Channel.

- Exclusive programming. You won't see our first-run pogramming anywhere else. All unedited and commercial-free the way it was meant to be seen.

- 2 Channels in High Definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio. Experience the glorious sights and sounds of cutting edge digital technology. The exceptional clarity of our high definition channels combined with Dolby’s outstanding surround sound for your ultimate viewing adventure.

What programs are available on Super Channel ?

Super Channel offers a must-see mix of movies and series. In addition to newly-released Hollywood movies you can also enjoy the year’s most talked-about television series such as Boss, Magic City, Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Southland, Portlandia, Leverage, and Rizzoli & Isles, as well as British and Australian series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Tangled and many more.

What are some of the programs about ?

Following is a snapshot of some of our top movies and series airing in June 2012:

Series:

Rizzoli & Isles
Boston's favourite female crime fighting team is back!  After Jane shot Maura's estranged father, can she and Maura reconcile their friendship and save their partnership?  What will happen to Maura's dad, Paddy, after falling off a sky-high ledge?  Will Maura meet her biological mother?  
Starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander
Season 3 Premiere Wednesday, June 6 at 9pm on Super Channel HD1 & Super Channel 1.
Season 2 Marathon Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3 at 1pm on Super Channel HD1 and Super Channel 1
Rizzoli & Isles c.2012. Warner Brothers. All Rights Reserved.

Falling Skies
The battle is just getting started!  Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood return as members of a human rebel force at war with alien invaders.  What happened to Tom after he willingly went aboard the alien spaceship?  Do the Skitters now have the upper hand?  What is the next step for the Resistance?
From executive producer Steven Spielberg
Season 2 - 90 minute Premiere Thursday, June 21 at 9pm on Super Channel HD2 & Super Channel 2
Season 1 Marathon Saturday, June 16 at 11am on Super Channel HD1 and Super Channel 1
Falling Skies c.2012.  Warner Brothers.  All Rights Reserved

The Big C
It has been a season of change for Cathy. The gift of time has made her see life in a whole new light.  The transition from suburban wife and mother to master of her own destiny has not been easy, but that was nothing compared to the challenge of beating stage 4 melanoma.  But how did she end up in Puerto Rico?
Starring Golden Globe winner Laura Linney, Oliver Platt,  Susan Sarandon
New Episodes Tuesdays at 9pm on Super Channel HD2 & Super Channel 3
Finale Marathon Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24 at 2:30pm on Super Channel HD1 & Super Channel 1
Season 3 Finale Tuesday, June 26 at 9pm on Super Channel HD2 & Super Channel 3

The Big C c.2012. Sony Pictures Television Canada. All Rights Reserved

Skins
The BAFTA award winning drama about a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness, despite questionable parenting and teachers who want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
Starring Dakota Blue Richards, Sean Teale, Freya Mavor
New Episodes Mondays at 10pm on Super Channel HD1 & Super Channel 1

Sklns c.2012. All3 Media International Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Click here for a complete list of Series.

Movies:

X-Men:First Class
The 5th installment in the popular superhero series, and a prequel to the X-Men trilogy.  In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.  
Starring James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender
Premieres Saturday, June 9 at 9pm on Super Channel HD1 & Super Channel 1 
X-Men: First Class c.2011. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Water For Elephants
Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant.  But their secret romance enrages her dangerously volatile husband, who runs the circus. 
Starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon
Premieres Saturday, June 16 at 9pm on Super Channel HD1 & Super Channel 1
Water For Elephants c.2011. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Red State
Three highschool boys on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman end up crossing paths with the fundamentalist preacher who rules the town.  The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose.  Written and directed by Kevin Smith.
Starring John Goodman, Michael Parks and Melissa Leo
Premieres Saturday, June 2 at 9pm on Super Channel HD1 & Super Channel 1
Red State c.2011. Phase 4 Films. All Rights Reserved

Beautiful Boy
A married couple tries to find an explanation after their only son commits a mass suicide at his university before taking his own life.  The media onslaughts impact their already strained marriage until they realize all they have left with each other is their shared grief and the tragic legacy of their son. 
Starring Michael Sheen and Maria Bello
Premieres Saturday, June 23 at 9pm on Super Channel HD1 & Super Channel 1
Beautiful Boy  c.2010. Starz Media LLC.  All Rights Reserved

Click here for a complete list of Movies.

 

What else is on Super Channel?

Super Channel Fights!

Super Channel’s exclusive contracts bring you LIVE Showtime Championship Boxing, Hennessy Boxing, plus Strikeforce MMA. Check out the knockout fights of the month:

Showtime Championship Boxing
Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode - 12 Round Cruiserweight Bout.
LIVE Saturday, June 2 at 9pm on Super Channel HD2 & Super Channel 2.

Showtime Championship Boxing
Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez - from Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
LIVE Saturday, June 23 at 9pm on Super Channel HD2 & Super Channel 2

Click here for more information.

In Addition...

We are proud to present an unmatched collection of entertaining documentaries, concerts, cutting-edge anime, and cinematic gems from around the world.

What are the six channels like ?


HD1 has all the biggest and best, exclusive movies and premium series, documentaries, and concerts broadcast in crystal clear high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.


More high definition programming for the discerning viewer, HD2 covers all genres featured in Super Channel’s multiplexed package.


SC1 mirrors all programming on Super Channel HD1.


This adrenaline-charged channel features action, horror, sci-fi, edgy comedies, shocking documentaries, and anime. Super Channel is also proud to present exclusive Showtime Championship and Hennessy Boxing, plus Showtime's Strikeforce MMA on Super Channel Fights.


A huge variety of entertaining Super Channel programming including documentaries, romantic comedies, dramatic series, and concerts. You can also enjoy award-winning international film festival hits.


More premium programming for you to enjoy including films made right here in Canada.

What is Super Channel On Demand ?


Super Channel On Demand allows you to watch many of Super Channel’s unedited and commercial-free movies and series on your schedule, 24/7. With DVD-like functions such as pause, rewind and fast-forward, you’re in complete control. This always-there programming is provided at no extra cost, where available.

Super Channel On Demand offers up to 300 hours of customized programs; much of the content is offered for 4 weeks at a time and 25% is refreshed on a weekly basis.

Why are you airing Passions re-runs ?

The latest episodes of Passions ended during Summer 2008. Due to its popularity, we are offering the opportunity to see it from the beginning, starting with the first season.  

How can I get Super Channel ?

We’re just a phone call or an email away. Contact your television service provider to subscribe. Visit our Order Now page for an up-to-date list of the provider nearest you.

What is needed to watch Super Channel ?

The appropriate hardware from your television service provider is necessary to watch us, whether it is in the form of a satellite dish or a set-top box (for cable). To fully enjoy our premium television experience we recommend a television set with high definition capability, an HD receiver and a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system.

How much does Super Channel cost ?

Pricing and packaging is decided by each television service provider. The best way to find out is to call your provider and see what is available through your service. Many providers offer introductory discounts, so don't delay.

Can I subscribe to an email newsletter or monthly schedule ?

Yes, click here to register for a monthly newsletter that highlights our top movies, series, fights and more each month. You can also customize your schedule and save your favourite programs.

Can I get reminders sent to my email ?

Yes, you can. To access this feature you must register as a Super Channel Insider. On your My Profile page check the Receive My Schedule Emails check box. When you find a program for which you would like to receive an email reminder, check the box next to the date and time on the program's page. Super Channel will send you an email reminder the day before, and the same day the program is scheduled to air.

Do you provide closed captioning ?

Yes, we do. Currently the vast majority of our programming schedule is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

What is V-chip technology ? How is it used ?

V-Chip is a technology that allows the broadcaster to embed a rating for a television program into the broadcast stream.

If desired, a viewer can set a “rating limit” on their television set, so that programs with a rating higher than the limit will not be shown.

This is advantageous for parents with children who may want to set their TV to block content with ratings higher than PG. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has some great information here.

Super Channel and Super Channel On Demand have the V-chip embedded to provide the ability to limit ratings.

Do you develop programs ?

We only develop feature-length movies and documentaries. Please see the Producers’ Page on our website for more info.

Do you pre-license programs ?

e-mail us for more information.

Do you accept movies for broadcast consideration ?

Yes, please see the Producers’ Page on our website.