Yes indeed! I can hardly believe it. But here it is: WPIX HD (CW), CTV News HD, FXX HD, CMT HD, BeIN Sports HD, and all the Rogers Sportsnet Regions, including East, all HD.
Any news on TCM & PBS East?
Hey dxer, you got it! I imagine you saw the communication already, but if not you can find the details here: Aug 1 | National HD Channel Launches.
No news or official communication at this time regarding any other channels. I do recommend continuing to let us know of your interest in a channel via the Channel Request Form.
Hey Harvey - great news about the new channels. Since the official announcement doesn't mention it can you tell us just which TV packages each of these new channels will be added to ???? I'm have Personal TV and Best of HD and my GF has Small TV so I would really like to know which of these new channels will get added to these TV packages.
Let's break that down for you.
CW is a new channel available in both HD and SD. These others are new HD versions that will be paired with their SD version. All but the Sportsnet feeds will be available as pick and pay.
The CW - WPIX New York (Entertainment 2)
CTV News Channel HD (News 1)
CMT HD (small pack: Music & Pop Culture, large pack: Entertainment 3)
FXX Canada HD (small pack: Variety, large pack: Movies)
Regional Sportsnet feeds (Sports 1, TSN Sportsnet pack,)
BeIN Sports will be a premium pick and pay, HD only.
shaw-lance wrote: CW is a new channel available in both HD and SD. These others are new HD versions that will be paired with their SD version. All but the Sportsnet feeds will be available as pick and pay. The CW - WPIX New York (Entertainment 2)CTV News Channel HD (News 1)CMT HD (small pack: Music & Pop Culture, large pack: Entertainment 3)FXX Canada HD (small pack: Variety, large pack: Movies)Regional Sportsnet feeds (Sports 1, TSN Sportsnet pack,)
Hey Lance - thanks for the update. OK - so if I've got this right it looks like the only new channel I will be getting is CMT as it will be added to Personal TV on August 8th. I'm not sure which Theme Packs my GF has added to her Small TV package so I'll check that out later. I also think the CTV News channel might also have been added to the Personal TV package since I'm now getting it. I was really hoping that WPIX would be added to the Best of HD package as a CW replacement for WGN but no luck there.
I have TSN/SPORTSNET pack was excited to finally have all Sportsnet channels in HD but when I tuned into SNO and SNP and found where SNE was said wasn't subscribed. Am i missing something? Limited TV with TSN/SPORTSNET package or do I need to resubscribe?
Hey Harvey do us a favor and fill out the channel request forum yourself instead of barking at us to do the same
as a matter of of fact have all shaw employees fill out the channel request forum
Im hoping WPIX to be added to Best. of HD as well. I have premier tv and best of HD.
andrew9813 wrote: Im hoping WPIX to be added to Best. of HD as well. I have premier tv and best of HD.
I know - my initial joy at SHAW adding these 9 new HD channels is now severely tempered at it looks like I will only be getting 2 of them ( CMT and CTV News ) and I will likely never watch either channel. It sure would have been nice to get WPIX and FXX but it looks like I am simply SOL here.
Does Shaw actually have a rule stating that a channel cannot be added in HD if it has less than 70% HD (wide screen) programming. I was told this when I terminated my TV service due to lack of content. Is this the reason TCM is not available in HD?
Shaw Direct carries both TCM and Detroit PBS. Not sure why they aren't on Shaw Cable as they are already in the system. Other Shaw-family owned channels (through Corus) also carry HD signals (BBC Canada, OWN for instance) but not (yet?) on Cable. Different from most other channels so worth carrying HD.
It seems like every time I come on the forums I only see negative posts but today that's not the case. It's always nice to see something positive on the forums!
FXX is a new channel... It's it confirmed that it is going to the variety pack where FX is currently
Also Sportsnet East is not showing up in my guide yet. Just the other three.
Wish they added Fight Network, NFL Network, and Spike
slickrick2369 wrote: FXX is a new channel... It's it confirmed that it is going to the variety pack where FX is currently
I've now had it confirmed by 2 different CSR's that FXX is also being added to the Best of HD package. It is already showing up there in the " My Channel List " on the My Shaw page........although it is listed as being on channel 447 which is where it is on the Bluesky system.
FXX is on free preview though. That is why it would show up in your my channels... Would make sense to be in best of hd... But so would WPIX.
slickrick2369 wrote: FXX is on free preview though. That is why it would show up in your my channels... Would make sense to be in best of hd... But so would WPIX.
I'm not sure that is true as beIN Sports isn't showing up on my list and that's on a Free Preview too. As for WPIX - I'm sure most of us here would gladly drop WGN if we could get WPIX added to our existing TV packages. Remember - we were promised a eventual replacement CW affiliate in HD last September when WGN became an independent station but I guess the wait continues.
Kudos to Shaw for adding new channels, in particular CTV News HD... what I would love to see is BBC World News in HD... submitted channel request form a number of times but I assume there isn't enough interest in this channel?
Good questions! Going to reply in bullet format here.
Let me know if you have more questions!
You can (could?) subscribe to BEINSPORTS as it wasn't available on Shaw (Cable, it was available Shaw Direct).
This is the link...
Get beIN : watch beIN SPORTS CANADA
This the Link with [Subscribe] selected
Subscribe Online Now | beIN SPORTS CANADA
And just in case your buffer or permissions look odd, here's a screenshot to see what it looks like on my PC.
Dropbox - Beinsports Provider Login 2017-08-07 17.27.20.png
It's similar to the SportsNet or TSN links that ask for the service provider.
Im still waiting for NFL Network to become HD. NFL preseason is going on right now and it sucks I have to watch the games and Total Access in SD. Nobody has SD tv's anymore plus the competition has all of their channels in HD, its time for Shaw to upgrade to HD.
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