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    Passions to Continue in Canada: Updated

    Monday, February 11 2008


    (Soaps.com)
    Updated: February the 11th

    When DirecTV announced that they would not be carrying Passions beyond the end of this summer, many fans of the show in Canada have since wondered if this will also apply to them. There is speculation that NBC may continue to produce the show this fall either for the web or for Oxygen. With an announcement on the future of the show itself still looming in the near future, the people at Superchannel in Canada have made an announcement of their own. Canada's only national pay television network has issued this official statement: "Super Channel would like to state that as long as the show continues to be provided by distributor NBC Universal, it will continue to air Passions in Canada." This should come as a relief to subscribers to the service in the great white north and give some cause to be optimistic about the future of the show.


    Updated: January the 2nd

    Fans of Passions in Saskatchewan will now have another avenue through which to watch their soap. Superchannel will now be available through SaskTel via their Max Service. They are currently offering a special promotion which will allows subscribers to get their first two months for only $5 per month. For more information on getting this service, please call them at 1-800-SASKTEL or visit their official website.


    Updated: November the 26th

    Well, the wait is now over some more fans in the frosty confines of Canada. Rogers has now signed on to carry Super Channel. Rogers PersonalTV(TM) service is currently carrying four of the six channels. Subscribers to the service will now be able to have access to Passions for $15.99 per month. To sign up or get additional information, please visit their official page here.

    If you live in Saskatchewan, Access Communications Co-operative Limited will now be happy to offer you all six of the Super Channels. Please call them for additional information at this number: 1-866-363-2225. If you sign up in Regina right now, you can get two months for the price of one. Regina residents should call 569-2225 for additional help.


    Updated: November the 12th

    If you're a Passions fan and you happen to live in Canada, the last few months have probably been pretty hard for you. Not only has the show not been available on regular TV, but viewers north of the border haven't been able to subscribe either to DirecTV or to the internet version hosted on the official NBC site. (*In an additional note, it has been confirmed for us that there are no future plans to make streaming online versions of episodes available to Canadian viewers in the foreseeable future.)

    But do not fear too much: As we've reported before, you can get the show by subscribing to Allarco's new Superchannel service. This is available now and they have offered previews of the show to tease viewers in, but you must subscribe to get the show from now on. If you would like to subscribe, please visit the official Superchannel site and they will walk you through it and will be happy to provide you with any additional information you need.

    Unfortunately, Superchannel is currently only available to Bell ExpressVU customers. While Rogers Cable have indicated that they will be picking up the service, there have been conflicting reports as to when the service will become available through them. If you have Rogers and wish to subscribe to this new service, please contact your local provider for information. A representative from Allarco has informed us that, 'negotiations with all of Canada's cable operators and remaining satellite providers are ongoing. Further announcements will be made as information becomes available.'

    If you happen to live in Quebec and get your service through Videotron, things may take longer. In an e-mail which I received from their rep, they informed me that: 'We are confident that we will be able to offer the signals for new channels soon. Be assured that the negotiation process for the broadcast rights and the widening of the bandwidth are currently underway. However, we cannot foresee the date of their availability.'

    Soaps.com shall keep you informed of details as they become available.

    Original Article: August 2nd, 2007

    Since the show was picked up by DirecTV, the future prospects of Passions airing in Canada looked dim for awhile. Rumors have been circulating for some time but, after a long wait, we can finally confirms some good news for the many Canadian fans of Passions. Alberta based Allarco Entertainment has just finalized lengthy negotiations for the exclusive rights to air Passions in Canada.

    This October, Allarco Entertainment will be launching SuperChannel. You will have to subscribe to get it. It will be offered nationally and be made up of six channels as well as a subscription based video-on-demand platform. The new channels will be available through all of the major cable and satellite service providers in the country. People interested in a subscription are encouraged to contact their service provider for additional information. Although the show will not begin airing in Canada until October, nearly two weeks after it's September 17th move to DirecTV in the U.S., viewers need not fear. All of the September episodes are set to be re-aired in October so you won't miss a thing. Of course, you can always rely on Soaps.com to keep you informed with news and daily updates about the show.


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Tammera at Friday, August 03 2007 11:10 PM

    This hurts really bad I don't know what to say I'm speechless. I don't want to loose passions

    Posted by rnnptrsn27511 at Saturday, August 04 2007 12:19 PM

    Will Fancy be his wife? Is sheridan let her stand in the way to see luis and fancy in bed. While red roses put two of them in bed. You see Miguel was put red roses to see to this is before fox enters the door. Now what feet walks in luis' way when he's free from prison a be at last her husband Now that fancy is a schemer?

    Posted by Littlebee38 at Tuesday, August 07 2007 11:39 AM

    I would like to know if the people who donot have direct tv, will still be able to view passion on their regular seet?

    Posted by Littlebee38 at Tuesday, August 07 2007 11:40 AM

    I don't think that Paassion should move.

    Posted by bkcoker33 at Tuesday, August 14 2007 01:15 PM

    is it really goin off air and movin to direct tv. Maybe its stayin on regular tv but addin it to direct tv. I dont have direct tv but i want it to stay on regular tv. Let me know if this gonna happen.

    Posted by SamiBTX at Thursday, August 16 2007 06:01 PM

    Great, now I have to move to Canada!

    Posted by shortie2flirtie at Monday, November 12 2007 10:35 PM

    I am a loyal fan of passions,and was very upset they took it off the air in went to direct tv so I thought that if I got a satillite dish I could continue to watch it,but just my luck I cant.I live in Pa and I got my satillite dish from dish network,my passions is gone so,Hopefully it will soon come to dish network also.

    Posted by ROSY at Tuesday, November 13 2007 05:31 PM

    WHAT A BOUT THE FAITHFUL FANS IN THE GOOD OLE USA. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE CONSIDERATION FOR BRINGING BACK PASSIONS TO US. DIRECTV DOES NOT WORK EVERYWHERE, AND APARTMENT COMPLEXES DON'T ALLOW IT. PLEASE PUT PASSIONS BACK ON NBC OR ATLEAST SOAPNET

    Posted by Nasaria at Tuesday, November 27 2007 08:45 AM

    it is time that sheridan and lusi be together they look a lot better together and give them back marty alistair is too bad he need to get a life and live like a man not a child i think that little ethan have more sense in than him

    yours truly
    nasaria
    cayman islands

    Posted by passions_life_fan at Tuesday, November 27 2007 08:23 PM

    so... im confused as to why for people to get it in Canada its like 16 dollars, but for here (USA) its like 20 dollars.... this makes no sense!!!!!

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