Saw the announcement regarding the addition of Slice HD, H2 HD and Lifetime HD. Does anyone know what channels they will appear on?
Ah, new HD channels!
Shaw HD Channel Announcement
We have a few more details that we can provide you with:
H2 HD will be on channel 240. After the free preview, it will be in Entertainment 1 and Best of HD.
Lifetime HD will be on channel 253. It will be in Movies and Best of HD.
And Slice HD will be on channel 254. It will be part of Entertainment 2 and Best of HD.
Do you by any chance have the Shaw Direct channel numbers too?
I checked but no info yet. We'll let you know as more info comes in.
Will these be in DNU only areas again?
The channels will launch widely to our fibre fed systems.
In Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg, the channels will be launched to hubs that have completed DNU (which is around 90% of these cities). These are MPEG 4 services.
thanks Lance for the info, esp the channel numbers
... but this reminds me of a pet peeve, whenever there's some new channel added or free preview...
e.g. on your webpage : Shaw - TV:News and Free Previews
it never seems to list the channel number with the announcement, instead we're forced to hunt around for it through the listings or search around the digitalhome forums or ask someone. Your blog announcement for Slice, H2 and Lifetime is another prime example.
why don't you simply list the channel numbers WITHIN the news item announcing the preview???
perhaps it's due to regional channel# differences, but the Shaw website is already set up to know my location (at top of page), so it shouldn't be hard to localize the content. In any case, at very least when I click on the link for more info about a new preview channel, the info should be found there (it's not) Instead, why does Shaw insist on making things unnecessarily difficult?
BTW in the current preview news, I see Comedy HD lists the channel number, but that's the only time I recall ever seeing a channel number listed in the news item. Meanwhile the other 6 or 7 preview announcements on the same page have no clue as to the channel number
Will Sault Ste Marie be getting these new Hd channels
I have to say, I'm impressed these 3 channels are being added to "Entertainment 1" & "Best of HD", as I subscribe to both.
Not being forced to pay more, is a good thing. Though admittedly, I don't like much of what they air, they do have the odd show from time to time I like to watch. 'Big Brother Canada' on Slice as an example. I watched it online seeing 'Slice' was a niche channel til this update. (Well, there was a free preview but that ended part way through.)
Shame 'Slice HD' came after the season ended. Better late than never I suppose.
Kind of pretty disappointing, you guys launches those HD channels that's not all the paying customers could access. I live in downtown Edmonton, wondered why I can't be able to get all those added HD channels, meaning we're belong to the 10% waiting list. Actually, it doesn't really matters for me, "Just too anxious why?
Shaw Direct customers - we now know which channel number they will now be on, depending on whether you have classic or advanced.
080 580 Slice HD
083 583 H2 HD
081 581 Lifetime HD
Hi. I did saw all three new channels on my 3400, but I found there is no sound on the H2 HD, the audio are ok for Slice HD and Lifetime HD though.
Oh.. after a few channel switching, the audio of H2 HD is back.
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