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post #166 of 206 (permalink) Old 2018-12-27, 09:00 AM
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MAVTV was originally on preview April 12 to September 30, 2018. I've seen banner ads on shawdirect.ca in the last few months that MavTV was on preview until April or May (just relying on my memory.) I can't see them now because they have the Boxing Day banner. I never posted anything because I wasn't sure if that was 2018 or 2019 and never checked the original preview until now.
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post #167 of 206 (permalink) Old 2018-12-27, 09:30 AM
 
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MavTV is greyed out on my receiver as well, but viewable if I manually enter the channel on my receiver. Don't know if it a part of my package as I haven't made any changes in the time it has been on. Authorization screen says Subscribed (S).
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post #168 of 206 (permalink) Old 2018-12-30, 10:40 AM
 
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@bubbaspeed ,

I do have MAVTV if i enter the channel manually and just like you i'm not subscibe.
I'm in the same situation with a french Channel who was on free preview months ago.
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post #169 of 206 (permalink) Old 2019-01-03, 09:17 AM
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I have to correct one of my previous posts - I saw banner ads on Telus that MavTV was on preview until May 31, not Shaw Direct.

I just checked Shaw Direct and MavTV is part of the Sports theme pack, along with Fight Network, NBA, Big Ten, Wild TV and World Fishing Network (WFN).

EDIT: for those that are wondering, Shaw Direct hasn't updated their preview web page. There have been a few French channels added by other providers in the last 2 weeks, but no English ones until later in the month. Bell Sat has NHL Centre Ice on preview Jan 2 to Jan 8.

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post #170 of 206 (permalink) Old 2019-01-04, 09:55 AM
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Shaw Fire Log - January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019
Channels 949/949 (Classic/Advanced)

ICI Explora - January 1, 2019 - January 15, 2019
Channels 234/424 (Classic/Advanced)

Investigation [FR] - January 1, 2019 - January 28, 2019
Channels 233/423 (Classic/Advanced)

Z [FR] - January 1, 2019 - January 28, 2019
Channels 754/754 (Classic/Advanced)
HD Channels 241/385 (Classic/Advanced)

Canal Vie [FR] - January 1, 2019 - January 28, 2019
Channels 752/752 (Classic/Advanced)
HD Channels 243/384 (Classic/Advanced)

Documentary Channel - January 31, 2019 - March 5, 2019
Channels 513/151 (Classic/Advanced)
HD Channels 180/480 (Classic/Advanced)
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post #171 of 206 (permalink) Old 2019-01-05, 05:38 PM
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Shaw Direct added these free previews since my last post: Crave 1 and HBO from January 11 - January 14. Some of their channel numbers don't make sense to me, but I'll post what they wrote.

Crave 1 East Channels 602/232 (Classic/Advanced)
Crave 1 East Channels 625/254 (Classic/Advanced)
Crave 1 East HD Channels 141/641 (Classic/Advanced)
Crave 1 West Channels 605/235 (Classic/Advanced)
Crave 1 West Channels 622/251 (Classic/Advanced)
Crave 1 West HD Channels 147/647 (Classic/Advanced)
HBO Canada 1 (East) Channels 601/231 (Classic/Advanced)
HBO Canada 1 (East) Channels 620/249 (Classic/Advanced)
HBO Canada 1 HD (East) Channels 145/645 (Classic/Advanced)
HBO Canada 2 (West) Channels 606/236 (Classic/Advanced)
HBO Canada 2 (West) Channels 621/250 (Classic/Advanced)
HBO Canada 2 HD (West) Channels 146/646 (Classic/Advanced)
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post #172 of 206 (permalink) Old 2019-01-06, 04:32 PM
 
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Dr. Dave it is very strange but all those channel #s are correct. I don't know wny Shaw has all those dupe. channels for so long. I thought they were temporary but they have been there for years! And they are all on the F satellites so it isn't even putting the same channels on different sats. So yes for example ch 232 and 254 have the same show, and 235 and 251. Very strange!!
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Thanks @Bayguy . If they're on the same satellite, then they don't take extra bandwidth. They just map 2 different channels numbers in the guide to the same transponder, etc., so both channels are actually showing the identical signal. It just didn't occur to me that Shaw was doing that.
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The original lineup classic was getting cluttered and disorganized when Shaw introduced the Advanced lineup to clean things up, I believe it was the default lineup for new subscribers and was available to existing subscribers upon request (it's how I got it).
When they launched there expanded HD offerings, when G1 launched, I believe they reverted to the classic lineup being the default with all the HD channels starting at 002. Over time both lineups have become cluttered and disorganized. Perhaps after they drop the Std Def channels at the end of 2019 they will reorganize and consolidate to one channel map. They have done some minor housekeeping over the years but they are due for a wholesale cleanup of the channel listing, either that or they will introduce a 2020 channel lineup just to keep things interesting. In fact calling it a 20/20 lineup would cool especially if all the channel groups could be clearly seen in a logical order.

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Was AMC HD on free preview for a long time? I thought it was a subscribed channel but now it's greyed out on my guide.
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post #176 of 206 (permalink) Old 2019-01-19, 12:48 PM
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Shaw just added this to their free previews, 2 weeks late.

Discovery Velocity HD - January 1 - February 7, 2019
Channels 128/628 (Classic/Advanced)
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Fairchild Television - February 1 - February 28, 2019
Channels 801/281 (Classic/Advanced)

VRAK - February 11 - March 11, 2019
Channels 770/770 (Classic/Advanced)
HD Channels 231/397 (Classic/Advanced)

February 4 - April 8, 2019
BBC Earth - Channels 134/634 (Classic/Advanced)
Smithsonian - Channels 133/633 (Classic/Advanced)
Makeful - Channels 368/68 (Classic/Advanced)
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March 1 - April 30, 2019
Lifetime - Channels 615/212 (Classic/Advanced)
Lifetime HD - Channels 081/581 (Classic/Advanced)
Cooking Channel Canada - Channels 634/216 (Classic/Advanced)
Cooking Channel Canada HD - Channels 163/463 (Classic/Advanced)
The Food Network - Channels 561/194 (Classic/Advanced)
The Food Network HD - Channels 129/629 (Classic/Advanced)

March 4 - May 6, 2019
Cottage Life - Channels 512/156 (Classic/Advanced)
Cottage Life HD - Channels 174/474 (Classic/Advanced)
T+E - Channels 572/224 (Classic/Advanced)
T+E HD - Channels 172/472 (Classic/Advanced)
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free stuff. yea.
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OUTtv - April 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019
Channels 574/215 (Classic/Advanced)
HD Channels 169/469 (Classic/Advanced)

Adult Swim - April 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Channels 611/238 (Classic/Advanced)
HD Channels 136/636 (Classic/Advanced)
(West) Channels 631/256 (Classic/Advanced)

Not on the list: Bravo should also be on a national preview until May 1.

EDIT: Shaw officially added the Bravo preview to their web site.

Bravo Channels 523/165 (Classic/Advanced)
Bravo HD Channels 82/582 (Classic/Advanced)

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