MTS and Shaw sign deals to carry TSN Jets Channel

Over the last several days, MTS and Shaw have announced a deal with TSN that will see the TSN Jets Channel air on MTS TV, Shaw Cable and Canada’s second largest direct-to-home satellite television service, Shaw Direct.

TSN Jets will broadcast more than 60 regional regular season and pre-season games each season to fans in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and parts of Northwestern Ontario.

Four in ten Shaw customers are now HD Capable

In financial results released today Shaw Communications said it now has over 1.265 million customers capable of receiving high definition (HD) programming.

The number includes 835,000 HD capable customers at Shaw Cable and 430,000 HD customers at Shaw Direct, the company’s direct-to-home satellite broadcasting division

Shaw Direct HDPVR 630 arrives in September

Canada’s number two Direct-to-home satellite television provider Shaw Direct announced today that its new dual tuner high definition PVR will arrive in stores on September 1st.

Features of the new Shaw Direct HDPVR 630 include: dual tuners; a 320GB hard drive; component video and HDMI outputs; Ethernet and eSata port; and MPEG-4 decoding.

Shaw Direct customers angry over lack of promised updates

In November 2008, Star Choice, now called Shaw Direct, announced that it would be updating the firmware of its DVR530, DSR505, DSR317, and DSR207 satellite receivers in the spring of 2009.

At the time, Canada’s number two Direct-to-home satellite television provider promised firmware updates with new features such as an enhanced electronic program guide, improved information screens for shows and movies, interactive search, new features for the digital video recorder and more.