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, Power, Portlandia, Falling Skies, Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles, as well as British and Australian series Peaky Blinders, Peep Show, Vexed, Line of Duty, 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 August 2014:

Series:

Power
From executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson comes a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds - the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. James St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest new nightclub in New York.  But in reality, the club is a front for the criminal underworld: a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.
Starring Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton
Season Finale Saturday, August 2 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 1
Power  c.2014. Starz Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Falling Skies Season 4
The nightmare has only just begun.  As Earth's survivors continue to fight for their freedom from their alien conquerors, the lines between human and non-human become more blurred than they have ever been. A science fiction adventure from executive producer Steven Spielberg.
Starring Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood
New Episodes Thursdays at 9pm ET on Super Channel 2
Falling Skies  c.2014. Warner Brothers. All Rights Reserved

Major Crimes Season 3
TV's favourite squad of detectives is back on the case.  Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal, as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction.
Starring Mary McDonnell, Phillip P. Keene
Summer Finale Wednesday, August 13 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 1
Major Crimes c.2014. Warner Brothers. All Rights Reserved

Rizzoli & Isles Season 5
The gal-pal crime fighers from Boston tackle more new cases.  Assertive police detective Jane Rizzoli and steady medical examiner Maura Isles each hail from very different economic backgrounds; but the strong, competent women effectively work together to solve the city's most puzzling cases.
Starring Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander
New Episodes Wednesdays at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1  
Rizzoli & Isles c.2014. Warner Brothers. All Rights Reserved.

Click here for a complete list of Series.

Movies:

The Counselor Unrated
A talented lawyer known for doing the right thing for the wrong people decides to put his connections to the test by diving into a treacherous drug deal for some quick cash.  But The Counselor soon learns that having it all could mean losing everything.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt
Friday, August 1 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Counselor  c.2013. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Homefront
Phil Broker, a former drug enforcement agent, moves off the grid with his daughter to a seemingly quiet town to escape his troubled past.  But Broker's world is turned upside down once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles his new home.  Soon, a sociopathic drug kingpin puts Broker and his daughter in harm's way, forcing Broker back into action in order to save his family and the town.
Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder
Friday, August 15 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Homefront  c.2013. VVS Films. All Rights Reserved

Peeples
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the preppy Peeples reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their daughter Grace's hand in marriage.  Wade might be a fish out of water among this perfect East Coast clan, but he's not about to let himself flounder.  Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction, and hilarious surprises, Wade will discover there's room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences.
Starring Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier
Saturday, August 9 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Peeples  c.2013. Entertainment One Films Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dead Man Down
Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in NYC, seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss.  When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective.  Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice, a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. 
Starring Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Noomi Rapace
Friday, August 29 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Dead Man Down c.2013. Entertainment One Films Canada, Inc.  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
Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook, Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell, Omar Figueroa vs. Daniel Estrada
Saturday, August 16 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 2

Showtime Championship Boxing
TBA
Coming Soon on Super Channel 2

ShoBox: The New Generation
Christopher Pearson vs. Said El Harrak, Ronald Gavril vs. TBA.
Saturday, August 30 at 10pm 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.