FAQs

Super Channel

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.

1. What happened to my Super Channel HD1 and HD2 channels?

Super Channel added two new HD channels in February 2013. We now offer four High Definition channels and four Standard Definition channels for your viewing enjoyment (where available). Each of the four HD channels are simulcast with the four SD channels; you still have Super Channel HD1 and HD2 but they are now simply called Super Channel 1 and Super Channel 2. *Not all television service providers offer all Super Channel HD channels at this time. Please contact your television provider for more information about availability.

2. What is Super Channel?

Super Channel is premium entertainment at its best, offering 8 exciting channels, including 4 in vivid HD, plus Super Channel On Demand FREE (where available). Enjoy a unique and original selection of movies, series, Showtime boxing, documentaries, and concerts, all unedited and commercial-free.

3. 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, concerts, extreme sports, 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.

4. What are the benefits of subscribing?

By subscribing to Super Channel you receive:

• 8 exciting premium channels, including 4 channels in High Definition, plus Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Experience the glorious sights and sounds of cutting edge digital technology!

• Super Channel On Demand – FREE with your subscription (where available). With hundreds of hours of programming available On Demand you can watch what you want on your schedule.

• A diverse selection of premium, first-run movies. Super Channel offers a huge inventory of the very best titles from top studios in Hollywood to film festival darlings, including documentaries, foreign films and hidden gems.

• Exclusive, award-winning premium series like Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Black Sails and many more.

• Live Showtime Championship Boxing. Super Channel is the exclusive home of Showtime boxing in Canada!

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

5. 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 Da Vinci's Demons, Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Black Sails, Portlandia, Falling Skies, Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles, as well as British and Australian series Peep Show, Vexed, Black Mirror and many more.

6. What are some of the programs about?

Following is a snapshot of some of our top movies and series airing in April 2014:

Series:

Da Vinci's Demons Season 2
Da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He will come to realize that he has competition in his quest - new enemies who may be worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.
Starring Tom Riley, Laura Haddock
Saturdays at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
5 Episode Catch Up: Saturday, April 26 at 4pm ET on Super Channel 1

Da Vinci's Demons c.2014. Starz Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Portlandia Season 4
Fred and Carrie are back with an ALL NEW season of quirky sketch comedy. Watch for special guest appearances from such celebrities as Jello Biafra, Kirsten Dunst, k.d. lang, Michael Nesmith, Maya Rudolph and Olivia Wilde.
Starring Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein
Mondays at 8pm ET on Super Channel 2
Portlandia c.2014. Broadway Video Entertainment. All Rights Reserved

When Calls the Heart
Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, receives her first classroom post in a small prairie town in the Western Frontier led by two strong coal miner widows. Set against the wild canvas of a 19th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she hopes to thrive in the rural west. Based on the best selling books by Canadian Janette Oke.
Starring Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin
Premieres Wednesday, April 16 at 8pm ET on Super Channel 1
When Calls the Heart c.2013. Prairie Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved

Full Circle
Lovers, mothers, fathers, friends, clients, teachers and students share intimate moments, while revealing how their lives intertwine and intersect until they come to a devastating and shocking conclusion.
Starring Tom Felton, Minka Kelly
Wednesdays at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Full Circle c.2013. Media Group International. All Rights Reserved.

Click here for a complete list of Series.

Movies:

The Internship
Trying to reboot their obsolete careers, old-school salesmen Billy and Nick talk their way into an internship program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, vying for a handful of spots among tech-savvy college students who are half their age and twice as smart. The competition is fiercely funny as Billy and Nick break all the rules in a quest to land their dream jobs.
Starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne
Friday, April 18 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Internship c.2013. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Before Midnight
In this follow-up to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, we meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story. Oscar nominated screenplay.
Starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Friday, April 11 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Before Midnight c.2013. Mongrel Media. All Rights Reserved

Odd Thomas
Small town fry cook Odd Thomas is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy and the local sheriff, Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs. evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt
Saturday, April 5 at 8pm ET on Super Channel 2
Odd Thomas c.2013. Raven Banner Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

Hell Baby
Jack and Vanessa are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans; a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for the pair, as well as their not-so-helpful neighbour F'Resnel, Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist, Vanessa's sister Marjorie, and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count. Only the Vatican's elite exorcism team can save them... or can they?
Starring Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb
Saturday, April 19 at 8pm ET on Super Channel 4
Hell Baby c.2013. Gravitas Ventures, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Click here for a complete list of Movies.

7. What else is on Super Channel?

Super Channel Fights!

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

Showtime Championship Boxing
Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov; Shawn Porter vs. Paulie Malignaggi; Peter Quillin vs. Lukas Konecny
Saturday, April 19 at 9:30pm ET on Super Channel 2

Showtime Championship Boxing
Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz; Lucas Matthysse vs. John Molina Jr.; Omar Figueroa vs. Jerry Belmontes
Saturday, April 26 at 9:30pm ET on Super Channel 2

ShoBox: The New Generation
Alexei Collado vs. Rod Salka; Feliz Diaz vs. TBA; Sammy Vasquez vs. TBA
Friday, April 18 at 10:45pm ET on Super Channel 2

Click here for more information on Super Channel Fights.

In Addition...

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

8. What is Super Channel On Demand?


Super Channel On Demand | Get unlimited access to hundreds of hours of new programming each month, included FREE with your subscription*. You choose the show and the time, and start, stop, rewind or pause as many times as you like.

*Where available

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Can I subscribe to an email newsletter or monthly schedule?

Yes, click here to register and become a Super Channel A-Lister. You'll receive the Super Channel A-List monthly newsletter that highlights our top movies, series, fights and more each month. You'll also receive the weekend A-List so you can plan your weekend viewing.

13. Can I get reminders sent to my email?

Yes, you can. To access this feature you must register as a Super Channel A-Lister. 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.

14. Do you provide closed captioning?

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

15. 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.

16. Do you develop programs?

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

17. Do you pre-license programs?

We only pre-license Canadian documentaries and series. Please contact us us through our Producers' Page contact form for more information.

18. Do you accept movies for broadcast consideration?

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

19. What are the eight channels like?

Super Channel offers eight premium channels – four in High Definition and four in Standard Definition. Each of the four HD channels are simulcast with the four SD channels. Super Channel’s diverse programming is optimized for the best viewing convenience and experience across all channels. Check the schedule to see what’s playing. Click on any of the titles in the schedule to see more information and scheduled air times.