I was told last March (2012) by a CSR that the satellite had already been launch. That is just one of the many answers have received from Shaw Direct CSR's regarding the Satellite. We also are long time subscribers (well over 10 years) it's time Shaw D becomes a lot more transparent with what is their progress on this.
With the constant delays of the launch think it is time they decide to roll out updated receivers (DSR 600) and change to mpeg4. We also are not going to hang around much longer, as other providers keep adding more HD channels.