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  1. #201
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    Action HD will be launching May 1 on Shaw and several other providers.
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  2. #202
    do you have a link I have done search after search and cant find this news anywhere

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    It was also be on Shaw Direct too.

    Shaw needs to launch fyi, Crime + Investigation and BBC Canada in HD too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    Action HD will be launching May 1 on Shaw and several other providers.
    What's the point ? Action just runs old shows from what was The Cave, add-in a few History shows and some movies from the shared MovieTime catalog. There are no first-run shows on Action. What's the point of wasting bandwidth for an HD simulcast of Action when service providers (specially Shaw) can add more local stations and other specialties with actual first-run shows ?
    We had a good run: 2006 to 2020. Thanks for the informations and debates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    What's the point ? Action just runs old shows from what was The Cave, add-in a few History shows and some movies from the shared MovieTime catalog. There are no first-run shows on Action. What's the point of wasting bandwidth for an HD simulcast of Action when service providers (specially Shaw) can add more local stations and other specialties with actual first-run shows ?
    Heck, BBC Canada, FYI and Crime + Investigation are better options to launch in HD. FYI and Crime + Investigation should have been HD when they launched last year and BBC Canada should have launched an HD simulcast years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    What's the point ? Action just runs old shows from what was The Cave, add-in a few History shows and some movies from the shared MovieTime catalog. There are no first-run shows on Action. What's the point of wasting bandwidth for an HD simulcast of Action when service providers (specially Shaw) can add more local stations and other specialties with actual first-run shows ?

    This should go without saying but as usual what you are saying is not true. Action does have first run programming. Action is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster for new episodes of several unscripted programs from the U.S. network truTV. In addition, it's a TOP 5 most watched digital channel. A top 5 digital channel with movies and exclusive first run programming definitely deserves HD carriage.
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  7. #207
    you have yet to prove what you're saying it true can you please provide a link that says action is launching as there is nothing i can find on the internet

  8. #208
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    I can confirm that Action HD is coming May 1st and that the channel will be on a free preview for the month of may

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    This should go without saying but as usual what you are saying is not true. Action does have first run programming. Action is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster for new episodes of several unscripted programs from the U.S. network truTV.
    Such as... ?

    If I verify Action's schedule on Zap2It, there's a "NEW" tag on those shows for next week (Mon Apr 27 to Sun May 3rd) :
    - Monday Apr 27 4:00 PM Hardcore Pawn NEW
    - Wednesday Apr 29 11:00 AM Cops Reloaded NEW
    - Wednesday Apr 29 4:00 PM Impractical Jokers NEW

    That's it, that's all. New "Pawn" episode is hidden somewhere in the middle of a 2pm-6pm marathon, Reloaded isn't new footage but re-edited "Cops" episodes in 30-mins format so nobody cares, and "Jokers", most likely a filler show... I don't see a strong lineup of original shows with a fanbase that is worth an HD simulcast.

    As for the exactitude of the "NEW" tag, it is pretty accurate for any and all shows aired on Global, Showcase (including "Justified" tuesdays 10pm as new for this channel).
    We had a good run: 2006 to 2020. Thanks for the informations and debates.

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    [QUOTE=InMontreal;68593]


    Such as... ?

    Just SOME of the truTV programs with new episodes broadcast exclusively on Action this season include Hardcore Pawn, Impractical Jokers, Lizard Lick Towing, South Beach Tow, Fake Off, Friends of the People, Hair Jacked, How To Be a Grown Up, Jokers Wild, truTV's Top Funniest, The Carbonaro Effect, Motor City Masters, Kart Life, and Hack My Life

    Like all channels they do repeat their shows, I wasn't trying to claim that they don't air any repeats of their shows I was responding to your wrong statements that "There are no first-run shows on Action" and "Action just runs old shows from what was The Cave".

    If I verify Action's schedule on Zap2It, there's a "NEW" tag on those shows for next week (Mon Apr 27 to Sun May 3rd) :
    - Monday Apr 27 4:00 PM Hardcore Pawn NEW
    - Wednesday Apr 29 11:00 AM Cops Reloaded NEW
    - Wednesday Apr 29 4:00 PM Impractical Jokers NEW

    Why you are attempting to see what's true AFTER you already made an untrue statement? Why do you always do this? Why do you always make up a baseless assumption and instead of checking to see if what you assumed is actually true why do you just go for it and post it as fact?. If you think Zap2it is a good way to see what programs are new why didn't you check there BEFORE you said "There are no first-run shows on Action"? By doing this you ensure there is zero guarantee that anything you post wont be just a made up assumption.

    That's it, that's all. New "Pawn" episode is hidden somewhere in the middle of a 2pm-6pm marathon, Reloaded isn't new footage but re-edited "Cops" episodes in 30-mins format so nobody cares, and "Jokers", most likely a filler show... I don't see a strong lineup of original shows with a fanbase that is worth an HD simulcast.

    Action ranks as a top 5 most watched digital channel among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Men 18-49, and Men 25-54, all key demographics for advertisers. It doesn't matter if you think the original programs are good enough for an HD simulcast, the facts are enough people are watching the programming for the channel to be available in HD. The movies broadcast on this channel also make it a good choice for an HD simulcast.


    As for the exactitude of the "NEW" tag, it is pretty accurate for any and all shows aired on Global, Showcase (including "Justified" tuesdays 10pm as new for this channel).
    Zap2it doesn't list all new episodes as new, especially for specialty channels that don't air programming day and date with the U.S. network. That's just the reality and sometimes the "originally aired" is tied to the U.S. network broadcast, although they don't even rate some specialty programming as new when it airs day and date with the U.S. network (tonight's new episode of The Soup for example is not listed as new on Zap2it, but The Grace Helbig Show airing right after it is listed as new).


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    There's probably better ones out there for HD, but why complain that another channel is going HD if you're someone who supports HD?

    Anyways, there re some other HD channels launche not on the list:

    AMI-tele HD is available on MTS
    Stingray Ambiance HD is available on many
    Vivid TV Canada English HD available on MTS
    G4 HD on MTS
    If you want to count BuyNOW TV HD and Deals TV HD, then they are available.

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    I have updated the list as there have been several changes since the last update. They include:

    Hollywood Suite re-brand
    Family channels re-brand
    Disney Jr. & Disney XD re-launch
    New ethnics launching in HD (Chakde TV & Univision Canada)

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    Why isn't BBC Canada in HD yet??? They have Luther's new season..in SD...how sad in 2016 almost. They also have pretty good scripted show throughout the year and still no HD. Don't understand why at this point. Will we have BookTV in HD before this? Just kidding but maybe not since they will re-brand that one as soon as they can since the CRTC has allowed them to not be about them anymore last week.

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    Good question. I would have thought the following channels would be available in HD by now:

    BBC Canada
    Crime & Investigation
    DIY Network
    IFC (movie channel in SD, even Rewind has launched an HD feed)
    Makeful
    Vision TV (this channel is available pretty much everywhere on basic, therefore they should $$ to launch an HD feed)

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    Updated list,

    The following channels have recently launched in HD:

    Crime + Investigation HD
    DIY Network Canada HD
    FYI Canada HD

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    may work out with BBC Kids, BBC Canada and Game TV in HD
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    The following is an updated list of Canadian High Definition specialty channels currently available on cable, satellite & IPTV :

    CANADA


    AVAILABLE

    Action HD
    ABC Spark HD
    AMItv HD
    Animal Planet Canada HD
    AUX HD
    beIN Sports Canada HD
    Bloomberg TV Canada HD
    BNN HD
    Bravo HD
    Cartoon Network Canada HD
    CBC News Network HD
    CMT Canada HD
    Comedy Network HD
    Cosmopolitan TV HD
    Cottage Life TV HD
    CP24 HD
    Crime + Investigation HD
    CTV News Channel HD
    Discovery Channel Canada HD
    Discovery Science Canada HD
    Discovery Velocity Canada HD
    Disney Channel Canada HD
    Disney Jr. Canada HD
    Disney XD Canada HD
    DIY Network Canada HD
    Documentary HD
    DTour HD
    E! Canada HD
    Encore Avenue HD
    Encore Avenue 2 HD
    Family HD
    Family CHRGD HD
    Family Jr. HD
    Feva TV HD
    Fight Network HD
    FNTSY Sports Network HD
    Food Network Canada HD
    FX Canada HD
    FXX Canada HD
    FYI Canada HD
    G4 Canada HD
    Global News: BC 1 HD
    Gusto TV HD
    H2 Canada HD
    HBO Canada HD
    HBO Canada HD West
    HGTV Canada HD
    HIFI
    History Canada HD
    Hollywood Suite 70s Movies
    Hollywood Suite 80s Movies
    Hollywood Suite 90s Movies
    Hollywood Suite 00s Movies
    Investigation Discovery Canada HD
    Leafs TV HD
    Lifetime Canada HD
    Love Nature
    M3 HD
    MExcess HD
    MFest HD
    MFun HD
    Movie Central HD
    Movie Central 2 HD
    Movie Central 3 HD
    MovieTime HD
    MTV Canada HD
    MuchMusic HD
    NBA TV Canada HD
    Nat Geo Wild Canada HD
    National Geographic Channel HD
    Nickelodeon Canada HD
    OLN HD
    OutTV HD
    OWN Canada HD
    RadX
    Rewind HD
    Showcase HD
    Slice HD
    Smithsonian Channel Canada HD
    Space HD
    Sportsnet 360 HD
    Sportsnet One HD
    Sportsnet East HD
    Sportsnet Ontario HD
    Sportsnet Pacific HD
    Sportsnet West HD
    Sportsnet World HD
    Sundance Channel Canada HD
    Super Channel 1 HD
    Super Channel 2 HD
    Super Channel 3 HD
    Super Channel 4 HD
    Teletoon HD
    The Rural Channel HD
    The Shopping Channel HD
    TMN HD
    TMN Encore HD
    TMN Encore 2 HD
    The Weather Network HD
    Travel + Escape HD
    Treehouse HD
    TSN1 HD
    TSN2 HD
    TSN3 HD
    TSN4 HD
    TSN5 HD
    W Movies HD
    W Network HD
    World Fishing Network HD
    Wild TV HD
    YTV HD
    FRENCH

    addikTV HD
    AMI-télé HD
    Canal D HD
    Canal D/Investigation HD
    Canal Vie HD
    CASA HD
    Cinépop HD
    Disney La Chaine HD
    Évasion HD
    Historia HD
    Ici ArTV HD
    Ici Explora HD
    Ici RDI HD
    LCN HD
    MeteoMedia HD
    MOI&cie HD
    MusiMax HD
    MusiquePlus HD
    Prise 2 HD
    RDS HD
    RDS2 HD
    RDS Info HD
    Séries+ HD
    Super Écran HD
    Super Écran 2 HD
    Super Écran 3 HD
    Super Écran 4 HD
    Télémagino HD
    Télétoon HD
    TV5 HD
    TVA Sports HD
    TVA Sports 2 HD
    Unis HD
    Vrak HD
    Yoopa HD
    Z HD
    Zeste HD
    ETHNIC

    All TV HD (Korean)
    Apna HD (Punjabi)
    APTN HD (Aboriginal)
    ATN SET Asia HD (Hindi)
    ATN Star Plus HD (Hindi)
    Bollywood Times
    (Hindi)
    Chakde TV HD (Punjabi)
    Fairchild TV 2 HD
    (Cantonese)
    KHL TV HD (Russian)
    Mehndi TV
    (Hindi)
    TET HD (Tamil)
    TLN HD (Italian / Spanish)
    Talentvision 2 HD (Mandarin)
    Univision Canada HD (Spanish)
    Vanakkam HD (Tamil)
    WIN HD Caribbean (Caribbean)
    Wowtv HD (Chinese)
    Zee TV Canada HD (Hindi)

    ADULT

    Skinemax HD
    Vivid TV Canada HD (English)
    Vivid TV Canada HD (French)


    YET TO LAUNCH

    BBC Canada HD
    BBC Kids HD
    Biography Channel HD
    Book Television HD
    EuroWorld Sport HD
    Fashion Television HD
    GameTV HD
    i Channel HD
    IFC Canada HD
    Makeful HD
    MTV2 Canada HD
    One HD
    The Pet Network HD
    VisionTV HD
    FRENCH

    Argent HD

    ETHNIC

    Fairchild TV HD
    Sky TG24 Canada HD
    Talentvision HD

    ADULT

    Exxxtsy TV HD
    Penthouse TV HD

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    Updated list,

    The following channel launched in HD since last update:

    BBC Canada HD

    It apparently launched in October 2016 and appears to be only available on Telus Optik.

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    About time, hopefully other providers will pick it up.

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    That would be amazing. Like Shaw Direct. I bet Mrs. Browns Boys would look stunning in HD

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    I think Makeful might be in HD on some systems too (none of the big ones). I still can't understand why Shaw ignores so many HD channels on their cable systems. They don't even carry channels that the much more bandwidtch starved Shaw Direct carries; beIN Sports HD, Cartoon Network HD, Teletoon HD, ABC Spark HD, E! HD, CTV News Channel HD, NBA TV HD, Turner Classic Movies HD.

    Shaw Direct will start to see some minor improvement starting later this year but most new HD channels wont be available until 2019.

 

 

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