Any chance Shaw might put SD up for sale, they have their cable empire and pretty soon will be launching their wireless business, so what do they need Shaw Direct for?!
Are you kidding? Shaw Direct provides a ton of cash for Shaw...and until they stop doing that, I highly doubt that Shaw will drop them. Would you say no to $1000 a week just because you could get $1000 somewhere else? I'd take the combined $2000 and grin widely
Bell seems to be adding a lot of HD- why do they have room to add all these channels yet Shaw Direct doesn't appear to have any room at all?! This 'no capacity' mantra is getting old real quick IMO, why don't they move more channels to 8PSK or upgrade some transponders to MPEG4 and add HD channels in MPEG4 only, that should free up some room.
You have it backwards. Transponders are QPSK (or the GI version of it) or 8PSK. Channels are MPEG2 or MPEG4.
The reason they don't, yet, is that too many customers are on the old receivers that cannot receive 8PSK or MPEG4. They have to get those receivers replaced first.
Soon, they are dumping Spokane nets, and converting one F1 transponder to 8PSK, for some smaller market locals I think.