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hugh 2012-01-01 05:13 PM

Shaw Direct 2012 New Channels Discussion
New Channels always generate a lot of discussion so this thread is for discussing new channels in 2012.

You're welcome to speculate and discuss new channels coming to Shaw Direct in 2012 but PLEASE unless it's been confirmed by an official press release, be clear about what is speculation and what is fact.

A post saying "a CSR said it was coming" is NOT official, however, it does put it in the "highly" likely category.

If its posted on the CRTC site that its been approved by the CRTC but Shaw Direct has not said anything, I would consider that in the "not very likely at this time" category.

Replaces Shaw Direct 2011 New Channels Discussion

GaryE 2012-01-01 08:56 PM

FOOD HD coming January 6th!
Will be available on the channel currently occupied by the HD Fireplace. 268/338.

byron 2012-01-02 04:38 PM

Are they dropping The Frame or is it being moved elsewhere?

bigoranget 2012-01-02 09:33 PM

They are dropping The Frame. Enjoy Food Network HD. It's probably the only new HD channel until the launch of Anik G1. It's going to be a long painful year for Shaw Direct customers.

QualityIsJobOne 2012-01-02 09:59 PM

We have been with Star Choice/Shaw Direct since 1998...

.....a few more months waiting for G1 is no big deal.

adit 2012-01-03 12:04 PM

I was hoping for Space HD :(. To bad, I don't watch Food Network. In fact once they get Space in HD I will hardly watch any Sdandard Def channels at all. Would be nice to have in the future an "HD only" package (cheaper of course than current offerings).If any provider would offer this at half the price I'm paying now (over $100) I would switch to it.They are also missing 2 Movie Network channels in HD. Fortunately most movies will play on the HD channel at some time, so I just check the guide and set it to record it on the DVR when it plays in HD.Still, I pay for Movie Network and would expect to have ALL available channels in HD, not just some. I guess will wait and see how it's going after the new SAT gets active.

RCASC-EH 2012-01-03 02:46 PM

Hear hear!!

Leafs13 2012-01-03 07:56 PM


painter 2012-01-03 09:03 PM

And how much more are you willing to pay for all those channels? Because we all know when new channels show up the price usually goes up also. Myself I'd be for, the all HD line-up and have the option of getting rid of all the sd channels that I never watch.

bigoranget 2012-01-03 11:24 PM


Shaw Direct should give it satellite customers the over the air signals of WKBD-TV (Ind.) Detroit, Michigan and WUAB-TV (Ind.) Cleveland, Ohio as part of Basic Essentials for Shaw Direct satellite customers in Ontario, Manitoba & Saskatchewan including Maritime Provinces of (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labourdor). While Shaw Direct customers in British Columbia & Alberta would get KSTW (Ind.) Tacoma, Washington and KTZZ-TV (Ind.) Seattle, Washington as part of Basic Essentials theme pack.
Richtv, I'm sorry to say but you are living in a dream world. All these messages that you are posting in various forums is never going to happen. None of the cable systems or satellite providers are interested in offering distant US signals. These channels compete with the various broadcasts that the BDUs own. Also none of those channels above can be carried outside the regions they are available over-the-air in so even if they wanted to, the CRTC would not allow them to offer it on a national level. Also KTZZ is not even on the list of eligble services.

newshawatcher 2012-01-04 11:45 AM

Food HD
Shaw CSR said that as of Jan 6 Food Network HD will be on promo for free until the end of April - FYI. :cool:

classicsat 2012-01-04 11:48 AM

For the listed specialty channels, $1.49 to $2.49/month each. Of course, I would simply not opt to get most of them

For the listed broadcast channels, nothing. Well, not nothing, but I would be willing to lose most of the Canadian broadcast stations outside of my region, from my local package, having them be opt-in subscription on top of my local regional channels, plus a handful of US independant stations, as well as CW. MyTV, and This network affiliates.

byron 2012-01-04 04:35 PM

Won't miss the Frame for sure. I'm just glad to hear they're not taking up more space to put it back up somewhere else.

welshman 2012-01-05 02:04 PM

Hi definition food channel ! what a joke.

Who cares if a grilled cheese sandwich is in high def or not. What a waste.

Just because people have HD TV it appears they will watch just about any thing to justify the use of their HD TV.

You want to see HD tv at its best tune in to Oasis or discovery , but ultra clear mac and cheese just doesn't cut it :o

magnet 2012-01-05 03:40 PM

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