Last week, Digital Home reported that IPTV television provider MTS had begun rolling out a large number of changes to its television line-up along with more than 25 new channels.
With all the new additions, MTS says its now offers 104 high definition (HD) channels, making it one of Canada’s largest broadcst distributor of HD stations.
Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable television provider, has announced it will be adding twenty new French and English language high-definition (HD) channels to its Outaouais line-up on November 30th.
The new additions were possible after changes to Videotron’s analog service over the past several months.
Hollywood Suite, a privately owned Toronto based company headed by former Chum CEO Jay Switzer, announced today that it would launch four new high-definition movie channels across Canada this November.
The digital specialty channels will air HD Movies uncut, unedited and commercial free throughout the week.
High definition versions of The Family Channel and YTV have launched this week on Bell Satellite TV. Astral’s Family Channel HD is airing on channel 1642 while Corus’ YTV HD can be found on channel 1648.
While the channels advertise themselves as high definition, a review of the stations last night found the programs to be nothing more than 4:3 standard definition shows upconverted to high definition.
Cogeco, the country’s fourth largest cable television provider, has announced the addition of three new digital high definition channels to its line-up in Quebec.
Starting today, Cogeco’s HD subscribers will have access to Musique Plus HD, Musimax HD and Super Écran2 HD.
Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable company, this week added Speed HD and MPIX HD channels to its high definition programming line-up.
The cable giant says it now offers 370 channels in its digital cable line-up including 24 HD channels in English and 27 HD channels in French.
Setanta Sports HD, a high definition version of the Setanta Sports Channel, will be available in Canada beginning August 1st.
Th station will offers Canadians some of the best in professional soccer and rugby from the Barclays Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and the Aussie Football League.
OASIS HD, a nature-themed channel airing programming on a wide variety of topics from animals to landscapes to outer space, is now available on Shaw Direct.
The high definition channel, which is also known for it’s high quality Smithsonian programming and Imax programming, is owned and operated by Toronto based High Fidelity HDTV.