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 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, 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 January 2015:

Series:

Justified Season 6
The critically acclaimed drama based on Elmore Leondard's novels returns for a 6th and final season.  U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day 19th century lawman who enforces his brand of justice, which puts a target on his back with criminals, and puts him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal Service.
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter
Season 6 Premiere Tuesday, January 27 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 2
Season 5 Marathon Saturday & Sunday, January 24 & 25 at 1pm ET on Super Channel 4

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

Black Sails Season 2
Season 2 of the popular pirate drama will begin where it left off at the end of Season 1. The Walrus crew is stranded, with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold.  And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint and Silver must join forces in a desperate bid for survival.
Starring Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Hannah New
Season 2 Premiere Saturday, January 24 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 1
Season 1 Marathon Saturday, January 24 at 12pm ET on Super Channel 1

Black Sails  c.2015. Starz Media, LLC.  All Rights Reserved

Fortitude Premiere
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
Premiere Thursday, January 29 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 2
Fortitude c.2014. Parthenon Entertainment Ltd.  All Rights Reserved

New Worlds Premiere
It is the 1680's.  In the turbulent aftermath of the English Civil War, King Charles II's tyrannical rule has led to a climate of violence and fear in England and her American colonies.  Follow the fortunes of four young people from across both sides of the Atlantic, as they struggle between love and ideals in the harsh reality of the changing world.
Starring Jamie Dornan, Pip Carter
Series Premiere Tuesday, January 6 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 2
New Worlds c.2014. Power Entertainment Media Limited.  All Rights Reserved.

Click here for a complete list of Series.

Movies:

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the first and second world wars, and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless painting, a raging battle for an enormous family fortune, a desperate chase, a love affair and more, all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham
Thursday, January 1 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 2
The Grand Budapest Hotel  c.2014. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Sabotage
Members of an elite DEA task force take on the world's deadliest drug cartels.  When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one by one, the team mysteriously start to be eliminated.  As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terrence Howard
Saturday, January 3 at 8pm ET on Super Channel 1
Sabotage c.2014. VVS Films. All Rights Reserved

Dom Hemingway
Dom Heminway is a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After 12 years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime, Dickie, looking to collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss.
Starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant
Friday, January 9 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Dom Hemingway  c.2013. 20th Century Fox.  All Rights Reserved

Blood Ties
Brothers Frank and Chris grew up in the rough neighbourhood of Brooklyn, only to find themselves on completely different paths. Now, in 1973, Frank is a captain in the NYPD, while Chris is finishing up a 12-year prison sentence for murder. When Chris is released, he soon falls into his old ways.  Now, with his job on the line and the fate of his brother in his hands, Frank must decide where his loyalties lie.
Starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, James Caan
Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Blood Ties  c.2013. VVS Films.  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
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Showtime Championship Boxing
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ShoBox: The New Generation
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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.