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post #1 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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MotoGP: WTF?

So my cable supplier, Shaw, has dropped Speed Channel, or whatever they've been calling it lately, Fox-something-or-other.

I can't find anywhere to watch the GP. This is a bummer, especially after they dropped Superbike a couple years ago.

I just cancelled my Shaw subscription. My TV and PVR are hooped anyway. Plus I'm moving house.

Now what? Where can I watch MotoGP?


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post #2 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 05:18 AM
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Don't you get it on Free to Air TV?

Who are RDS and WSTV?

Canada’s RDS has renewed its contract to broadcast the MotoGP race live in French, as well as the support classes as delayed highlights. In addition to this, new channel WSTV will be showing the premier-class races live in English from May this year, including additional programming such as re-runs and 52-minute highlights.

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 08:53 AM
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I noticed that it was gone from my shaw as well.

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 09:07 AM
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According to shaw:

"Thank you. The Speed channel rebranded to Fox Sports Racing and recently lost coverage of major motorsport events (including NASCAR races) and has already been discontinued by other major Canadian television providers, including: Bell, Telus and Cogeco. We dropped the channel as of March 31st. As we’re always reviewing our content to ensure it meets the expectations and demands of our customer base, we also made the decision to remove Speed TV from our channel lineup. This decision was made before we were informed of the rebrand to Fox Sports Racing. We have had many requests for Fox Sports Racing since the removal, so we are likely to see it added in the future."

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 03:31 PM
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This was posted on another public forum so I think I am OK in passing it on. It is a link to the MotoGP and WSBK broadcasts. No, it is not live, but delayed a bit (1-2 hrs) but at least it is better than nothing.


You can get automatic E-Mail notification within 1 hour of me posting new content by signing up with and for the url to follow put Index of /tafb/MotoGP to follow all MotoGP uploads or to follow WSBK uploads (set one of them for 1 hour checking). Should work amazing If getting a new file notification from followthatpage that means the file is completely uploaded and ready for you to download right away! If you want to download them all as one file or start them downloading even before the files are complete it's best to use the torrent file to do that (and for a torrent download program I recommend Tixati). The master list of all the uploaded torrents is at
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 08:17 PM
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Shaw has forgotten about us.

The only StarChoice coverage of motorcycle racing I found is this:

Mon 4/13 12:00-2:00am 118 BEINCHD NEW HD

This is a High Definition channel that I do not pay for,
and consequently cannot see. I can get occasional
Supercross events, but I don't care a lot for that stuff.

I see no mention of Motorcycle Experience, but maybe it will return
when spring gets a bit further advanced.

And yes, I confirm that I receive StarChoice TV here in Florida.


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post #7 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 02:51 PM
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Thumbs down moto GP

ver 100 bucks a month ,not 1 motor cycle show.Called shaw to complain. Told new channel may be available soon if enough people call to request it . They did lower my rate 15 bucks a month for a year , but still not happy
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In our house the television is in a room I never get to. Our cable provider is Bell, with the new Fibe connection, and my seven year old has yet to show me how to work it. So I almost never watch TV.

The reality is there are no television series that I like that I can't find somewhere else. Somewhere else means the internet.


While I'm doing the dishes and making the kids' lunches I prop my iPad up against the toaster. I can watch any show CBC runs, including the Mercer Report, and the best-written Canadian show ever, Schitt's Creek, from CBC's website. Apparently CTV and Global also stream some shows but their newscasts suck and rebroadcasts of bad American sitcoms and reality shows don't do it for me.

For motorcycle racing, which is why we're here anyway, I have splurged about $160 a year for a MotoGP subscription and a WSBK subscription. The subscriptions include free practices and qualifying. For MotoGP it includes Moto2 and Moto3, and sometimes the support classes. For WSBK it includes World Supersport. Nick Harris is on for MotoGP and Jonathan Green appears to be gone for WSBK this year.

For American Superbike has been a source for some races. The camera work and commentary isn't sophisticated, but at least you can see the races.

For British Superbike, search YouTube for "WSBK 2015 R#" and slot in whichever round you want to see in place of the "#" . Give it a few days after a race weekend for some ne'er do well middle easterner to post the race from the Eurosport broadcast onto YouTube. Sometimes you have to endure Russian or French commentary. Sometimes it's hit and miss, but it's more hit than miss lately, and BSB is a little less polished and a little more frantic than MotoGP and WSBK. Very entertaining.

Last, there's a guy who posts races on a rotating variety of websites. He gets shut down by YouTube often, particularly if he's drawing a lot of traffic, but if you keep track of him you can generally catch the entirety of BSB, WSBK, MotoGP, sometimes the Ulster GP and Isle of Man, some rally car racing and, oddly, some Nascar. PM for a hint.

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Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
Don't you get it on Free to Air TV?

Who are RDS and WSTV?
Free to Air doesn't exist in Canada in the same way it does in Australia. It's not an option here.

RDS seems to have short highlights from last season and, though I can't see any GP in their upcoming schedule, I think that might be something that is in the works. I've read something about May.

WSTV seems to not exist yet.

Now onto the internet options...

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I spent the money on MotoGP and WSBK internet feeds. There's so much stuff to watch I usually end up using the winter to catch up.

It's worth it for me to not have to hear the US commentators screw up rider names when the races are in the US plus the regular color commentary is far superior.
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