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, exclusive series, documentaries, concerts and more, 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, 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.

• 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 Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Black Sails, Da Vinci's Demons, Power, Portlandia, Falling Skies, Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles, as well as British and Australian series Peaky Blinders, Fortitude, The Code, 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 2015:

Series:

Justified Season 6
As this final season of the series winds down, the long brimming conflict between Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder will finally come to a head.  Will the Kentucky lawman emerge victorious, or will the career criminal be the last man standing? Based on characters created by acclaimed novelist Elmore Leonard.
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter
Series Finale Tuesday, April 21 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 2  
Season 6 Marathon Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19 at 1pm ET on Super Channel 2 

Justified  © 2015. Sony Pictures Television Canada. All Rights Reserved.

Olympus Premiere
Olympus tells the story of how a few brave men and women banished the gods to the realm of the unconscious - a place they called the Underworld, or the Kingdom of Hades. The series follows Hero, as he seeks the truth about his past, which may be intertwined with the gods themselves.
Starring Tom York, Sonya Cassidy, Matt Frewer
Premiere Thursday, April 2 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 2
Olympus  © 2015. Thunderbird Films Inc.  All Rights Reserved

Fortitude
Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, it is one of the safest towns on earth.  There has never been a violent crime there.  Until now.  In such a close-knit community, a murder touches everyone; and the unsettling, mysterious horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.
Starring Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer, Sophie Grabol
Season Finale Thursday, April 9 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 2
Finale Marathon Saturday & Sunday, April 4 & 5 at 1pm ET on Super Channel 2

Fortitude © 2014. Parthenon Entertainment Ltd.  All Rights Reserved

Click here for a complete list of Series.

Movies:

The Fault in Our Stars
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Friday, April 3 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Fault in Our Stars  © 2014. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Chef
When Chef Carl Casper quits his job at a prominent LA restaurant after refusing to compromise his creativity for the controlling owner, he is left wondering what to do next. He ends up in Miami, and decides to team up with his ex-wife, his friend, and his son to launch a food truck.  Chef Carl takes to the road, in hopes of reigniting his passion for the kitchen, life and love.
Starring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman
Saturday, April 11 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Chef  © 2014.  VVS Films.  All Rights Reserved

Belle
Dido Elizabeth Belle, an 18th century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic uncle, but she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin colour. But when she falls in love with a young idealistic lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds.
Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson
Friday, April 24 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Belle  © 2013. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Jayne Mansfield's Car
It is 1969 in a small Alabama town, and the death of a quirky clan's long-estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collision of all?
Starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton
Friday, April 17 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Jayne Mansfield's Car  © 2012. Starz Media, LLC.  All Rights Reserved

Click here for a complete list of Movies.

7. What else is on Super Channel?

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

8. 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.

         

 

9. 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. Super Channel On Demand is not available to Bell Satellite customers at this time.

10. 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 Subscribe page for an up-to-date list of the provider nearest you.

11. 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.

12. 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 have introductory offers, so don't delay.

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

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

14. 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.

15. Do you provide closed captioning?

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

16. 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.

17. Do you develop programs?

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

18. Do you pre-license programs?

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

19. Do you accept movies for broadcast consideration?

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