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    Canadian HD Specialty Channels (Post #19)

    To keep up with the ever changing world of HDTV, I thought I would put together a list of all the Canadian specialty channels currently in HD and ones that are possibly coming soon.

    CANADA


    AVAILABLE

    APTN HD S
    CBC Newsworld HD S
    Discovery HD Canada
    Encore Avenue HD
    Equator HD Canada HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    HBO Canada HD
    HBO Canada HD West
    Leafs TV HD S
    Movie Central HD
    Mpix HD
    National Geographic Channel Canada HD S
    Oasis HD HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    Raptors NBA TV HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet East HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet Ontario HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet Pacific HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet West HD S
    Rush HD Canada HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    Showcase HD S
    Super Channel HD 1
    Super Channel HD 2
    The Score HD S
    The Movie Network HD
    Treasure HD Canada HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    TSN HD
    TSN2 HD

    FRENCH

    ArTV HD
    Canal D HD S
    Canal Vie HD S
    Evasion HD S
    Historia HD S
    Mystere HD
    RDI HD
    RDS HD
    Séries+ HD S
    Super Écran HD S
    TV5 HD S
    VOX HD
    VRAK.TV HD S
    Ztélé HD S


    YET TO LAUNCH

    AOV Jalapeño Heat HD (Adult)
    BNN HD
    Baseball TV HD
    Bold TV HD
    Book Television HD
    Bravo! HD
    CP24 HD
    Discovery Channel Canada HD
    Game TV HD
    Comedy Network HD
    Court TV Canada HD
    CTV News Channel HD
    Documentary Channel HD
    eScapes
    Family HD
    Fashion Television Channel HD
    Food Network Canada HD
    GolTV Canada HD
    Green Channel HD
    Green Planet HDTV
    Grown Up Living HD
    HGTV Canada HD
    History Television HD
    MovieTime HD
    MTV Canada HD
    MTV2 Canada HD
    MuchMusic HD
    MuchMore HD
    OLN HD
    Planet Green HDTV
    Scream HD
    Slice HD
    Space HD
    Star! HD
    Teletoon HD
    Travel + Escape HD
    WFN HD
    Wild TV HD

    FRENCH

    LCN HD
    MusiquePlus HD
    MusiMax HD
    RIS HD
    Télétoon HD

    HIGH FIDELITY HDTV

    BabyHD
    Clash HD
    Crafts & Hobbies HD
    Centre Stage HD
    Eureka! HD
    Senior’s Life HD
    Aqua HD
    Women’s Sports HD
    Gameworld HD
    Horror HD

    S- Simulcast
    Last edited by TVJunkie5; 08-28-2009 at 03:51 PM. Reason: updated list

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    Anyone else notice that there seem to be more French specialties that are launching HD versions than English specialties?! There are another two channels- TV5 HD & Evasion HD launching in June yet as my list above shows there are many English ones that have yet to launch- what gives??

    There are several popular specialties that should have already launched, I don't understand the reason for this as these are not entirely new channels they are simply high definition simulcasts of the SD channel. The programming is pretty much the same and has to be as per CRTC regulations. The following channels should have already launched IMO and hopefully they will soon:

    Comedy Network HD
    Family HD
    Food Network Canada HD
    HGTV Canada HD
    Scream HD
    Space HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVJunkie5 View Post
    To keep up with the ever changing world of HDTV, I thought I would put together a list of all the Canadian specialty channels currently in HD and ones that are possibly coming soon.

    CANADA


    AVAILABLE

    APTN HD S
    CBC Newsworld HD S
    Discovery HD Canada
    Encore Avenue HD
    Equator HD Canada HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    HBO Canada HD
    HBO Canada HD West
    Leafs TV HD S
    Movie Central HD
    Mpix HD
    National Geographic Channel Canada HD S
    Oasis HD HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    Raptors NBA TV HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet East HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet Ontario HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet Pacific HD S
    Rogers Sportsnet West HD S
    Rush HD Canada HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    Showcase HD S
    Super Channel HD 1
    Super Channel HD 2
    The Score HD S
    The Movie Network HD
    Treasure HD Canada HIGH FIDELITY HDTV
    TSN HD
    TSN2 HD

    FRENCH

    ArTV HD
    Canal D HD S
    Canal Vie HD S
    Historia HD S
    Mystere HD
    RDI HD
    RDS HD
    Séries+ HD S
    Super Écran HD S
    VOX HD
    VRAK.TV HD S
    Ztélé HD S


    YET TO LAUNCH

    AOV Jalapeño Heat HD (Adult)
    BNN HD
    Baseball TV HD
    Bold TV HD
    Book Television HD
    Bravo! HD
    CP24 HD
    Discovery Channel Canada HD
    Game TV Canada HD
    Comedy Network HD
    Court TV Canada HD
    CTV News Channel HD
    Documentary Channel HD
    eScapes
    Family HD
    Fashion Television Channel HD
    Food Network Canada HD
    GolTV Canada HD
    Green Channel HD
    Green Planet HDTV
    Grown Up Living HD
    HGTV Canada HD
    History Television HD
    MTV Canada HD
    MTV2 Canada HD
    MuchMusic HD
    MuchMore HD
    OLN HD
    Planet Green HDTV
    Scream HD
    Slice HD
    Space HD
    Star! HD
    Teletoon HD
    Travel + Escape HD
    WFN HD
    Wild TV HD

    FRENCH

    Evasion HD
    LCN HD
    MusiquePlus HD
    MusiMax HD
    RIS HD
    Télétoon HD
    TV5 HD

    HIGH FIDELITY HDTV

    BabyHD
    Clash HD
    Crafts & Hobbies HD
    Centre Stage HD
    Eureka! HD
    Senior’s Life HD
    Aqua HD
    Women’s Sports HD
    Gameworld HD
    Horror HD

    S- Simulcast
    is green planet and planet green are the same???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cablecanada07 View Post
    is green planet and planet green are the same???
    Ultimate Indie Productions Inc. applied for Green Planet (See Channel Canada article here). They did ask for both SD and HD channels.

    As far as I know, Planet Green is a U.S. channel.
    Randi Dertzo
    Owner, http://www.channelcanada.com/

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    And for comparison .. the US HD channel list ...Pretty much every cable network there is now HD. Canada is far behind.
    HBO has their entire suite in HD, as is Cinemax.

    Last edited by Tripster; 05-27-2009 at 06:29 PM.

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    Granted, the list only includes the Canadian HD channels, we have access to some US HD channels as well, but yeah I agree, we are behind in launching our own HD channels.

    Why there is no RIS HD yet, I don't know. RIS is a popular channel, it's making money and it's a sports channel which seems to be demanded channels for HD.

    And Space seems like a natural fit for an HD channel. Also History Television; for a channel that is apparently the most popular channel for Canwest and overall one of the most popular channels, it seems like it would be a channel they would want to go HD.

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    Pretty much every cable network there is now HD. Canada is far behind.
    Technically those are HD simulcasts and not all of the programming aired on these channels is in HD but I see your point.

    Why are CDN broadcasters so behind in launching HD- too expensive or they don't care enough about it to make it a priority?!

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    Updated list,

    The following channels launched on June 1:

    Disney XD HD (Rogers and Bell TV)
    MuchHD (Bell TV & Bell Fibe)

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    Updated list,

    OLN HD launched on June 24 (Rogers)

 

 

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