Food Network HD now on Shaw Direct

The Food Network HD, a high definition version of the Canada digital specialty channel, is now available on Shaw Direct (formerly Star Choice).

The station, which is a joint venture between Shaw Media and the Food Network in the U.S, will be on free preview to Shaw Direct through April 6th.

Bell Fibe gets three new HD simulcast channels

Three new High Definition simulcast channels are launching on Bell’s Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service today.

Animal Planet HD, Investigation Discovery HD and Discovery Science HD which are mirrors of their standard definition (SD) counterparts will roll out on Bell Fibe TV on channels 1525, 1528 and 1523, respectively. The three channels are all owned by Bell Media

FX Canada added to Telus Optik TV line-up

Telus said today that FX Canada is now available to Optik TV customers in British Columbia and Alberta on Channel 188. The Rogers Media digital specialty channel will be available on free preview until February 12, 2012.

Rogers Cable adds the Weather Network HD to its line-up

Rogers Cable this week added the high definition version of the Weather Network to its television line-up in Ontario.

Digital Cable subscribers in Ontario will able to view the station on channel 586. No word yet on when Rogers customers in Atlantic Canada will see the station in their HD line-up.

Baby TV joins Videotron line-up

BabyTV, a 24-hour commercial free television channel for infants, toddlers has been added to Videotron’s digital channel line-up in Québec.

The station, broadcasting in French, is now available on free preview on channel 170 and will be available as part of Videotron’s Mega package as well as customized packages.

Disney XD coming to Canada on June 1st

Astral Media has announced that it will add Disney XD to its slate of kid chanels on June 1, 2011.

A spin-off of the Disney Channel, Disney XD mostly airs action-oriented children’s animated television series, with some live-action programming and movies aimed at male viewers age 6 to 14.

Penthouse launching world’s first adult 3D channel

services such as VCR’s, DVD, webcams and electronic commerce might never have taken off had it not been for their early adoption by the adult entertainment industry.

While 3DTV manufacturers would likely deny it, Digital Home is betting they gave out a little cheer this morning when it was announced that Penthouse Magazine would launch the world’s first adult 3D channel on March 1st.

Cogeco Ontario picks up Sportsnet One

Cogeco Cable, Canada’s fourth largest cable operator, has announced that Sportsnet One is now available to digital cable customers in Ontario.

Sportsnet One is an English language national sports channel serving as a complementary service to Rogers Sportsnet, a regional sports network also owned by Rogers Media. The channel broadcasts standard definition (SD) and in high definition (HD).

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