This is great news ! I was waiting for Space HD for a long time, and I was quite dissapointed when they chose Food Network HD as the last HD channel in the available space (but well... Food is Shaw, so it had priority). HDNet was on a slide for a long time I even forgot when I watch last time something on it.They practically were left with a bunch of bikini based of "reality" shows.It reminds me of CityTv, a great channel years ago ( probably the best Canadian network when it was independent), just a name now.
It's true right now Space has mostly shows which I can see on another channels (except Merlin), but still, I expect new shows in fall. And it's good to have an alternative, even with the DVR sometime it's hard to record all shows me and my wife wants to see in HD ( we don't allways watch the same shows
) Some channels like WGN HD do not have a West feed for timeshifting in HD so "Supernatural" for example is either WGNHD east or Space at a later date(which was non HD until now).
Good choice Shaw !
I think Space was the highest rated HD channel which Shaw did not carry, anyway so it makes sense.I doubt now that will watch almost any standard deffinition programing. If they would offer an HD only package (cheaper of course than the full package) even with only the existing HD channels I would subscribe for it.But I think it's no benefit for Shaw to do this, so I doubt they will ever do it, except if somebody else will force them to compete, somehow.