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  1. Food Network HD now on Shaw Direct

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    The Food Network HD, a high definition version of the Canada digital specialty channel, is now available on Shaw Direct (formerly known as 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...
  2. Bell Fibe gets three new HD simulcast channels

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    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...
  3. FX Canada added to Telus Optik TV line-up

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    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. FX Canada, which went on air in in Canada on November 1st, is a...
  4. Rogers Cable adds the Weather Network HD to its line-up

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    Rogers Cable this week added the high definition version of the Weather Network to its television line-up in Ontario. The station says its HD broadcast provides viewers with clearer weather news and information and a bigger and better picture of maps and data. Digital Cable subscribers in...
  5. Baby TV joins Videotron line-up

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    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...
  6. Disney XD coming to Canada on June 1st

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    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...
  7. Penthouse launching world's first adult 3D channel

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    It has often been said that many new consumer electronic (CE) technologies and 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...
  8. Cogeco Ontario picks up Sportsnet One

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    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...
  9. Goodbye VIVA TV, Hello Oprah Winfrey TV

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    Corus Entertainment announced today that it will rebrand the VIVA digital specialty television station to The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) beginning next March. The switchover will occur two months after the January 1, 2011 premiere of OWN in the United States. The programming centerpiece of...
  10. Reality Channel launches on Rogers in July

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    Canwest Broadcasting announced this week it would be launching the Global Reality Channel on Rogers Cable on July 1st. No it's not a channel about the trials and tribulations of the Asper family but it is a station that will air nothing but reality programming from past and present seven days a...
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