Sirius Canada subscriber

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Canada' started by dZilla, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. dZilla

    dZilla Member

    Do I have any recourse as a Sirius Canada subscriber, if all these channels are going to be merged/axed? I am a lifetime subscriber, so its not like they could even try to 'appease' me with a discount or anything. I understand that in the contract 'content' can be changed blah blah blah, but IMO this isn't the same thing, or at least, not what I am paying for. I am recieving SiriusXM content, when I am paying for Sirius Canada content. (Don't even want to get started on the fact that there is very little in the way of things for 'cdn subscribers') I feel like I should never have 'supported' the cdn company and rather just got the US subsription, but i bit the bullet and got a lifetime subscription so I can't even change my decision.

    Anyways just wondering what everyone thinks, and even if there are any Cdn subsribers out there?
  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I am in Canada but did the US lifetime. You are probably not going to lose too much content and it really is only an issue for you if you have an XM sub as well. You will likely get something almost equivalent as to what you had before.
  3. dZilla

    dZilla Member

    What does 'almost' equivalent to what I had before means.
    I only ask if you know, if you don't I'll try my best to look it up.


    On a completely different note, and related to Howard Stern, i recieved one of those surveys directed to cdn subs, and it was asking about Howard 101, and had listed there "Bubba TLS" and Riley Martin.....

    Yea I listen to Howard 101 for Riley.....
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    They are combining channels with XM. If you listen to the Big80s now, the new one will be called 80s on 8, play 80s music, have MTV DJs and be roughly equivalent to the Big80s you listen to now .... just not identical.
  5. Scales

    Scales Member

    But since Canadian Sirius is a different company than the U.S Sirius was, or Sirius XM is, I also wondered if the Canadian subcribers would lose channels with this new channel re-org.

    I have not been able to find anything about how this will affect Canadian subs.

    I have a U.S Sirius subscription, so it won't affect me anyways, but I came looking to see if there was a thread with any answers because I was curious.
  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Canadian subs get a subset of the american channels. Each of Sirius Canada and XM Canada will select the channels it will offer to its subs.
  7. Scales

    Scales Member

    Have you read that anywhere?
  8. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    No. I've been watching XM Canada since they historically have given advance notice of programming changes. Nada. Probably under a gag order.
  9. Scales

    Scales Member

    I've checked the website for "Sirius Satellite Radio Canada", and their last channel update was for June. Will be interesting to see what happens.
  10. WACF

    WACF Member

    I asked a few questions about possible changes and this is the response I got.
    I take it they are not talking...or just clueless...

    I got a kick out of the Hi(Customers Name).....

    Hi (Customers Name),

    Thanks for writing to us about programming. SIRIUS US and SIRIUS Canada are two different companies. The merger does not effect our programming with SIRIUS Canada.


    Angela A
    SIRIUS Customer Care

    P.S. We are committed to providing you with the best in Customer Care.
    If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact SIRIUS Customer Care. For your convenience, we are available 7 days a week, between the hours of 7:00 am to 1:00 am EST at:

    1-888-539-SIRIUS (7474)

    As well as by email at:

    SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada
  11. GreenHornet99

    GreenHornet99 Member

    I have 2 Sirius Canada and 2 XM canada radio subscription. Very interested in what these changes will mean to me.
  12. dZilla

    dZilla Member

    What the hell, after reading that 'email that nothing will change after the merger, well suprise suprise....' IT ALL CHANGED....

    (the email I am referring to is I beleive the post below this..... Anyways, I don't have an XM subscription in Canada but if I did, (meaning I had both Sirius and XM) I'd be PISSED. Now don't get me wrong I'm a bit frazzled as I'm not paying for the US version, and someone can correct me if I am wrong, am I missing some channels that are only given to US subscribers?

    Also, what I am more upset about is the fact that after this channel update, it seems on my starmate 4 I can no longer 'save' on my presets on some of the stations (mainly the ones that got updated).......... This merger for a Cdn subscriber IMO has done nothing.....
  13. mch

    mch Member

  14. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    As seperate companies, XM Canada comes out on top in this one. They have all the music + MLB + NHL + NBA. Sirius has the same music (- 2 channels) + Stern + NFL + limited CFL. None of that content will be shared. The NHL is the biggest property of all of that here so without merging I feel the future of the XM Canada is certainly brighter than the future of Sirius Canada.
  15. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    XM's lack of CBC/Radio-Canada will ensure the survival of Sirius.

    After the merge, the only advantage of XM Canada over Sirius Canada is the NHL. Sirius, on the other hand, offers much better Canadian content (talk and music). Also, Sirius has lifetime sub, XM doesn't.

    But, anyway, Canadians should subscribe in the US, not in Canada: hi-def online stream, best of, more channels, etc. A NHL fan who likes other Canadian content could pick Sirius US + best of XM. There's no way to get the equivalent from the Canadian companies. :(
  16. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    That was the reason I went with the US sub ... premium internet.

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