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  1. #101
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    Updated list,

    Shaw Direct has added NFL Network HD, MeteoMedia HD, The Weather Network HD and WPIX New York HD.

  2. #102
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    List needs to be updated. Shaw Direct has added:
    Animal Planet HD
    BNN HD
    CMT Canada HD
    Crime + investigation HD
    Dtour HD
    Gusto HD
    OWN HD
    The Cooking Channel HD
    Travel & Escape HD
    Max HD
    MusiquePlus HD
    RDS Info HD
    Super Ecran 4 HD
    Teletoon HD
    Last edited by LOSat; 12-12-2017 at 01:08 PM.
    LOSat

  3. #103
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    Thanks for the info, the list has been updated.

    Good start for Shaw Direct but there are still a lot of HD channels they still need to add. I noticed that they do not carry Treehouse HD- why wouldn't they add this channel which is more popular then some of the channels they recently added like Crime + Investigation HD or CMT Canada HD?!

  4. #104
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    Treehouse HD will be added next year. Here is their next phase. I suppose their rationale for Treehouse would be the target market for this channel probably doesn't really care about SD vs HD.
    The rest will convert in 2019. All subject to change.

    Channel Name - ClasCh# - AdvCh# - Date to be added

    PBS West HD 067 567 Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    DIY HD 174 474 Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    FOX News HD 194 494 Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    Treehouse HD 068 568 Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    HLN HD 196 496 Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    MSNBC HD 197 497 Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    FYI HD 165 465 Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    Cottage Life HD 173 473 Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    Out TV HD 169 469 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    OLN HD 176 476 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Peach Tree HD 167 467 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Game TV HD 168 468 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Cosmo HD 166 466 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    BET HD 188 488 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    BBC World HD 193 493 Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Channels converting to MPEG 4 - SD and HD channels
    Shaw Direct - HD network upgrade: conversion schedule

    LOSat

  5. #105
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    On April 2nd 2018 Shaw direct announced that Bloomberg will be dropped from their Lineup. Its my guess because BNN is partnering with Bloomberg to become BNN Bloomberg this stands the reason for its removal. I got the bill saying that.

  6. #106
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    Hmm, BNN Bloomberg has 3 B's ... BBB: Big Baller Brand.
    Bell is on the ball.

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  7. #107
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    It seems They ended up putting it back on. I just turned to that Channel last Night and it was back on again. On that lighter note Shaw Direct just added MAVTV HD Yesterday to their lineup.

  8. #108
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    Now This Time Shaw Direct officially pulled the Other Bloomberg Channel after BNN Bloomberg launched as of this Morning. Yesterday following the launch of BNN Bloomberg I did notice on the main Bloomberg Channel that all there was was a Black screen with only voices behind it but no picture and I tuned in this Morning on Channel 510 and the Main Bloomberg Channel was removed.

  9. #109
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    Shaw Direct has added
    PBS West HD
    Wild TV HD

    Remove from missing list
    Bloomberg TV Canada ceased operation replaced by BNN Bloomberg which they have in HD
    Sundance Channel Canada HD - channel shutdown.

    OMNI.2 is there if you count Omni East.

    With the exception of West feeds. Shaw will add, by this fall, most of the English language HD channels they carry in Std Def
    LOSat

  10. #110
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    By DEC 2018 Shaw Direct TV will have way more HD Channels then BTV. At this point I dought Bell really cares about BTV any more.
    It's fun being weird.It's fun being weird.It's fun being weird.You should try it sometime. What?Don't frown.It just went down.Its fun being weird.You should try it sometime. The Detour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjT-QOJG9qQ

  11. #111
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    Shaw Direct has recently added the following:

    DIY Network HD
    Fox News HD
    Discovery Science HD
    Treehouse HD
    Headline News HD
    MSNBC HD
    fyi HD
    Cottage Life HD
    American Hero's HD

    Frisson HD ( A French Horror channel)
    AMI Tele HD

    And some time ago Wild TV HD
    LOSat

  12. #112
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    Thanks for the updates.

  13. #113
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    By DEC 2018 Shaw Direct TV will have way more HD Channels then BTV. At this point I dought Bell really cares about BTV any more
    Is it possible that is already the case now? They carry most of the French specialty channels. Plus I believe they have more locals too. I'm curious if Bell will continue to operate their residential service. They do have a commercial SRDU service similar to Shaw Broadcast. They haven't had new consumer equipment in quite some time. I'd imagine many of the older SD equipment is approaching end-of-life. It will be interesting to see if Bell has a long term plan for residential satellite delivery.

  14. #114
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    Aug 28th Shaw Direct has added:

    Moi & Cie HD
    Yoopa HD
    Unis HD (which I don't think was on the list)

    Sep 25th and Oct 16th will be big HD addition days with a final day for 2018 of speciality HD additions Nov 20th
    Next year it will be mostly local HD additions and SD deletions.
    LOSat

  15. #115
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    In addition to the channels in post 114 the following HD channels have been added to Shaw Direct today
    Channel #'s are ADVANCED - CLASSIC Most of them differ from the Shaw Direct had indicated on their HD launch page.

    OUTtv HD 469 - 169
    OLN HD 622 - 122
    Peachtree HD 661 - 201
    Game TV HD 470 - 170
    Cosmo TV HD 465 - 165
    BET HD 488 - 188
    BBC World HD 497 - 197
    Last edited by LOSat; 09-25-2018 at 11:23 PM. Reason: Added Classic Channel #s
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  16. #116
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    Channel list has been updated, thanks for continuing to post updates.

    It looks like Shaw Direct will soon overtake Bell in number of HD channels although I don't think Bell cares as it appears they favour quality over quantity. Bell TV carries HD feeds of all the popular channels, those that they don't carry the HD feed of are the more niche ones that likely don't have a large number of viewers. I still don't understand why broadcasters continue to operate 2 feeds in this day and age and why providers (it looks like Shaw Direct might be the first) don't drop the SD feed and carry only the HD feed?!

  17. #117
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    By this time next year Shaw Direct will have dropped most of their SD feeds, by the end of 2019 other then some of the ethnic channels I believe they will almost 100% HD. Most of the specialties will HD by November 20th this year. The remaining locals and a few specialties will convert in 2019. The October and November 2018 scheduled changes are actually accelerated from the original schedule.
    LOSat

  18. #118
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOSat View Post
    By this time next year Shaw Direct will have dropped most of their SD feeds, by the end of 2019 other then some of the ethnic channels I believe they will almost 100% HD. Most of the specialties will HD by November 20th this year. The remaining locals and a few specialties will convert in 2019. The October and November 2018 scheduled changes are actually accelerated from the original schedule.
    I wonder if Bell will follow suit?! It looks like they are more focused on their IPTV service although I believe satellite TV still has a place especially in rural areas where they can't get high speed internet. Perhaps we will see a merger at some point between Bell & Shaw?!

  19. #119
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    I guess it depends on how many SD only receivers Bell has out in the field. They would need to swap those out to accommodate the change. Are all Bell receivers capable of handling Mpeg4?
    LOSat

  20. #120
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    I wonder if Bell will follow suit?! It looks like they are more focused on their IPTV service although I believe satellite TV still has a place especially in rural areas where they can't get high speed internet. Perhaps we will see a merger at some point between Bell & Shaw?!
    Not sure if that would happen or not. If it did, I doubt all 4 current orbital locations would be utilized by the single company since 82 and 91 are high powered DBS and 107 and 111 are FSS.

    One of the reasons Shaw Broadcast went to MPEG-4 transmission is likely due to the fact that F2 is approaching the end of life in a few years. You'll notice that F2 will only have a handful of transponders in-service post change. My guess is Telesat is going to power down some of the transponders in order to extend the life of F2. I'll be curious if we hear an announcement from Telesat soon on a replacement for F2.

 

 

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