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 November 2014:

Series:

Peaky Blinders Season 2
As the 1920's begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang.  Thomas Shelby starts to expand his legal and illegal operations.  He has his sights set firmly on wider horizons, and the race tracks of the South are calling out for new management.
Starring Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory
Season 2 Premiere Monday, November 3 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 2
Peaky Blinders  c.2014. Endemol Worldwide Distribution Limited. All Rights Reserved.

The Missing
When five year-old Oliver Hughes disappears while on holiday in France, it sets off a nearly decade-long search for his whereabouts. With help from a legendary detective, Oliver's father embarks on an obsessive quest to find the boy and those responsible for his disappearance.
Starring James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor
Series Premiere Wednesday, November 26 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Missing  c.2014. All3Media International Limited.  All Rights Reserved

Survivor's Remorse Season Finale
The comedy produced by LeBron James follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20's, who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta.  In the Season 1 Finale, Reggie reconnects with a former girlfriend, leaving his family concerned.
Starring Jessie T. Usher, RonReaco Lee
Season 1 Finale Saturday, November 8 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 1
Finale Marathon Saturday, November 8 at 5:30pm ET on Super Channel 1

Survivor's Remorse c.2014. Starz Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Sons of Anarchy Season 7
As Jax continues to execute his plan for complete, merciless retribution, he puts the club and his family in increasingly dangerous situations.
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katie Sagal
New Episodes Tuesdays at 10pm ET on Super Channel 2
Sons of Anarchy c.2014. 20th Century Fox.  All Rights Reserved.

Click here for a complete list of Series.

Movies:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The 2nd installment in the trilogy begins as Katniss Everdeen returns home from her victory. Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering around the districts, but the Capitol is still very much in control. Meanwhile, preparations are underway for the 75th annual Games, a competition that could change Panem forever.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson
Saturday, November 15 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire  c.2013. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action.
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn
Saturday, November 1 at 8pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  c.2013. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

The Zero Theorem
An eccentric and reclusive computer genius is assigned a mysterious task aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one- once and for all.
Starring Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry
Saturday, November 8 at 8pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Zero Theorem  c.2013. Mongrel Media.  All Rights Reserved

Drive Hard
A former racecar driver traded the winner's circle for a 9 to 5 job as a beginners' driving instructor.  But his life shifts into overdrive when he is hijacked and forced to be a getaway driver in a multi-million dollar heist.
Starring John Cusack, Thomas Jane
Saturday, November 29 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Drive Hard  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
Andrzej Fonfara vs. Doudou Ngumbu, Tomoki Kameda vs. Alejandro Hernandez, Javier Fortuna vs. Abner Cotto.
Saturday, November 1 at 9pm on Super Channel 2

Showtime Championship Boxing
TBA
Coming Soon on Super Channel 2

ShoBox: The New Generation
TBA
Coming Soon 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.