Shaw has given me four dates for the launch of the new Anik satellite to come on line. As of today there are no new channels and the last date given has come and gone some time ago. What gives? When do we start to see new HD channels in the lineup?
As far as I know, the satellite hasn't launched yet, different delays keep coming up
It's getting ridiculous! I was assured by Shaw that it was going to be last Nov. and the latest assurance was no later than March. Hope Im right but think not.
Shaw can't control when the satellite goes up at this point though.
Next scheduled launch date I believe is April 15th, and that is just to get it into the sky, not to get it into position or start using it.
I'm asking anyone out there,does shaw have satellite? Why? The PVR we have always malfunctions,I don't know how many times we've replaced it. I'm so upset with there service. I try too record a program and it only recorders half or none at all. We've had so many problems. What do we do?
The Shaw family company has two (and a half) active Satellites right now, and launching a 4th as soon as they can,
Anik F1, Anik F1R (launched to replace F1), Anik F2, and Anik G1 (not launched yet).
F1 is still active but at a reduced load then designed for due to issues, so I counted it as a half...
Shaw Cable uses the satellite as one of its primary ways to get channels into the major cities.
Here is some more info on the launch.
Commercial Rocket Launch | Anik G1 | Media Advisory | International Launch Services
COOL! Hopefully this time we are go for launch.
I found this little piece of info in Shaw's Q2 financials, which was released today:
"The launch of Anik G1 is currently scheduled for mid April and the satellite is expected to be in service shortly thereafter. With Anik G1 in service, Shaw Direct will carry over 200 HD channels."
Hopefully, "in service shorty thereafter" means within a month or two and we can finally get some new HD channels after waiting all these years!!
We've got an official post up now on the Anik G1 Satellite launch here:
Anik G1 Satellite Launch
For any updates on the satellite, please check there for updates! We've even got a cool video of the launch.
I'm locking this thread so we can consolidate information on this.
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