Five HD channels added to the Shaw Cable line-up

Shaw Communications announced this morning that it has added five new high definition channels to its Western Canadian line-up, Space HD, Discovery HD Animal Planet HD, Bravo HD, and BNN HD.

The five new channels will be on free preview until January 30th for all Shaw Digital HD customers.

MTS TV now offers 104 high definition channels

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.

MTS TV rolls out new channels and line-up

MTS TV today began rolling out a large number of changes to its television line-up including the addtion of over 25 new channels, 18 of which are in high definition.

The IPTV television provider is also offering free previews for Sports TV Americas, the Miracle Channel, Tumble Books, Games 4TV and Hollywood Suite.

SiriusXM 2.0 delivers over 20 new satellite radio channels.

Sirius XM Radio in the United States last week announced SiriusXM 2.0, a new technology
which enables the satellite radio broadcaster to greatly expand the number of channels it can offer customers of its new SiriusXM Edge radio.

The Edge Dock and Play Radio is the only SiriusXM radio to be able to access the new 2.0 technology and is now being sold in the United States for $140 at over 2,500 retail locations.

Cogeco adds TVA Sports to its Quebec digital cable line-up

Cogeco Cable has announced the addition of TVA Sports to its digital cable line-up in Quebec starting on Friday, October 14th.

Launched last month, the new French-language sports channel from Quebecor Media is being positioned as the first major competitor to Bell Media’s RDS, the only other general-interest French language sports channel in the country.

EastLink adds three International News channels to its roster

EastLink, Canada’s fifth largest cable television operator, has added three standard definition world news channels to its digital cable roster, CNN International (CNNi), Al Jazeera English (AJE), and Bloomberg Television.

AJE and Bloomberg Television are available individually and all three are available in the new EastLink World News theme package. Bloomberg will also be available in high definition.

Shaw Direct adds thirteen channels to its line-up to comply with CRTC ruling

Shaw Direct, Canada’s second largest Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television provider, this month will be adding thirteen new channels to its line-up in compliance with a May ruling by the CRTC.

The CRTC ruling requires Shaw Direct to distribute, in standard definition and on a full-time basis, all Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF) television stations by the beginning of January 2013.

Space HD launches today

Space, the English language specialty television which features science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming, begins broadcasting in high definition today, July 6th.

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