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 October 2014:

Series:

Sons of Anarchy Season 7
The 7th and final season continues, as Jax tries to live his life without the woman he loved.  With the club's full support, he moves forward with his plan that will lead to complete and merciless retribution.
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal
New Episodes Tuesdays at 10pm ET on Super Channel 2
Sons of Anarchy  c.2014. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Homeland Season 4
A tyranny of secrets.  Season 4 finds Carrie assigned to a new station in the Middle East and back on the front lines, while Saul considers his role outside the CIA.
Starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
Season 4 Double Episode Premiere Sunday, October 5 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Season 3 Marathon Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5 at 1pm ET on Super Channel 1

Homeland  c.2014. 20th Century Fox.  All Rights Reserved

Survivor's Remorse
The new 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.
Starring Jessie T. Usher, RonReaco Lee
Series Premiere Saturday, October 4 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 1
Survivor's Remorse c.2014. Starz Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Serangoon Road
HBO Asia's first original series is a 10-episode detective drama set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1960's Singapore, when the global balance of power is shifting and Singapore is at a crossroads.
Starring Don Hany, Joan Chen, Maeve Dermody
Series Premiere Sunday, October 12 at 10pm ET on Super Channel 1
Serangoon Road c.2013. Content Media Corporation International Limited.  All Rights Reserved.

Click here for a complete list of Series.

Movies:

The Book Thief
Based on the bestselling novel, The Book Thief is narrated by Death and set in Nazi Germany. Under the watchful eye of Death, a young girl named Liesel embarks upon a journey marked by discovery, courage, friendship, and the power to triumph over the most daunting obstacles.
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse
Friday, October 3 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Book Thief  c.2013. 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved

Fruitvale Station
The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident shot dead by BART officers at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day 2009.  Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the entire nation to its very core.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer
Saturday, October 17 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Fruitvale Station  c.2013. Entertainment One Films Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Bag Man
Legendary crime boss, Dragna, summons tough guy Jack and a host of shady characters to a remote bayou motel for unknown reasons. Over the course of a long and violent night, all of their fates intertwine, and when Dragna arrives on the scene, there are extreme consequences for everyone involved.
Starring Robert De Niro, John Cusack
Saturday, October 25 at 8pm ET on Super Channel 1
The Bag Man  c.2014. VVS Films. All Rights Reserved

Knights of Badassdom
Three best friends and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario out of the mythical Middle Ages.  But trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up a blood-lusting Succubus from the pits of hell.
Starring Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten
Friday, October 10 at 9pm ET on Super Channel 1
Knights of Badassdom  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
TBA
Coming Soon 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.