Between April 23 and October 16, 2019, we will be completing network upgrades for Assiniboia. These changes include converting the majority of your Standard Definition (SD) channels to High Definition (HD). The result will be a channel lineup that is nearly all HD! We will also be converting some SD channels from MPEG-2 format to MPEG-4, which means customers will require a MPEG-4 compatible digital box to continue to be able to view the channel. Shaw will proactively be contacting any customers who still do not have MPEG-4 compatible digital boxes connected to their TV’s to ensure they have the equipment they require.

 

**PVR NOTE – ‘Scheduled’ PVR Recordings on SD channels will be impacted. If you have series or individual programs scheduled to record on a current SD channel, those recordings will need to be reset after the SD channel has been converted to HD.

 

If you are seeing a One Moment Please or Not Authorized message on a scheduled date of changes, please see here for more info.

 

Please see below for a detailed breakdown of the changes and when they are taking place. These dates and actions are subject to change.

 

Details

April 23, 2019

June 4, 2019

June 25, 2019

July 16, 2019

August 6, 2019

August 13, 2019

August 29, 2019

September 10, 2019

October 16, 2019

 


 

April 23, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
TV 5 36 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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June 4, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
HGTV 32 SD channel is converting to HD
NFL Network 150 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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June 25, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
Sportsnet One - Flames SD 300 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 299
PPV 10 301 SD channel is converting to HD
PPV 1 311 SD channel is converting to HD
PPV 11 313 SD channel is converting to HD
Exxtasy 371 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
Playboy 372 SD channel is converting to HD
Red Hot TV 373 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
Penthouse 374 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view

 

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July 16, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
CBC Regina (CBKT) 5 SD channel is converting to HD
ICI Tele Saskatchewan (CBKFT) 12 SD channel is converting to HD
SportsNet - West (In Market) 23 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 223
CITY Toronto (CITY) 27 SD channel is converting to HD
CHCH Hamilton (CHCH) 28 SD channel is converting to HD
CW Boston (WSBK) 54 SD channel is converting to HD
CW Los Angeles (KTLA) 55 SD channel is converting to HD
WGN Chicago (WGN) 56 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 259
CW New York (WPIX) 62 SD channel is converting to HD
Cartoon Network East 62 SD channel is converting to HD
BNN Bloomberg 63 SD channel is converting to HD
FYI 91 SD channel is converting to HD
Documentary 92 SD channel is converting to HD
Independent Film 94 SD channel is converting to HD
Cottage Life 96 SD channel is converting to HD
History 2 97 SD channel is converting to HD
Crime + Investigation 99 SD channel is converting to HD
OUTtv 100 SD channel is converting to HD
T+E 102 SD channel is converting to HD
ONE Get Fit 103 SD channel is converting to HD
DejaView 109 SD channel is converting to HD
Discovery Science 111 SD channel is converting to HD
MovieTime 114 SD channel is converting to HD
DIY Network 136 SD channel is converting to HD
Sportsnet World 138 SD channel is converting to HD
SportsNet - Pacific (Blackout) 145 SD channel is converting to HD
SportsNet - Ontario (Blackout) 146 SD channel is converting to HD
Cosmopolitan TV (East) 158 SD channel is converting to HD
Sportsnet One SD 159 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 224
National Geographic Wild 175 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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August 6, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
PBS Detroit (WTVS) 2 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 204
CBS Detroit (WWJ) 6 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 206
ABC Detroit (WXYZ) 7 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 205
NBC Detroit (WDIV) 8 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 207
CMT - Country Music Television 14 SD channel is converting to HD
Paramount Network 15 SD channel is converting to HD
CNN 17 SD channel is converting to HD
A&E 18 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 255
Peachtree TV (WPCH) 21 SD channel is converting to HD
FOX Rochester (WUHF) 25 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 208
Dtour 34 SD channel is converting to HD
Crave 1 W 50 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 280
Crave 2 W 51 SD channel is converting to HD
Crave 3 W 52 SD channel is converting to HD
HBO Canada 2 53 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 279
STARZ 1 W 58 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 260
STARZ 2 W 59 SD channel is converting to HD
ABC Spark 64 SD channel is converting to HD
BBC World 85 SD channel is converting to HD
Black Entertainment Television (BET) 86 SD channel is converting to HD
Game Show Network 87 SD channel is converting to HD
Game TV 112 SD channel is converting to HD
MSNBC 115 SD channel is converting to HD
Fox News 142 SD channel is converting to HD
Golf 144 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 233
NBA TV Canada 148 SD channel is converting to HD
Fight Network 149 SD channel is converting to HD
Sportsman Channel 152 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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August 13, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
Global Saskatoon (CFSK) 3 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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August 29, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
Family Channel - Pacific 31 SD channel is converting to HD
MTV2 98 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
EWTN 137 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
Fairchild (West) 517 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
Odyssey Greek TV 525 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view

 

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September 10, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
YTV West 22 SD channel is converting to HD
Teletoon West 30 SD channel is converting to HD
History Television - West 33 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 243
CTV Regina (CKCK) 3 SD channel is converting to HD
TCM - Turner Classic Movies 4 SD channel is converting to HD
City Saskatchewan SD 13 SD channel is converting to HD
TSN3 16 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 238
CBC News Network 24 SD channel is converting to HD
Discovery Channel 26 SD channel is converting to HD
MuchMusic 29 SD channel is converting to HD
ICI RDI 37 SD channel is converting to HD
E! 60 SD channel is converting to HD
Family Channel - East 61 SD channel is converting to HD
Book Television 90 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
Animal Planet 105 SD channel is converting to HD
BBC Canada 106 SD channel is converting to HD
ESPN Classic 108 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
National Geographic 116 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 241
Adult Swim 118 SD channel is converting to HD
Lifetime 119 SD channel is converting to HD
Nickelodeon 135 SD channel is converting to HD
TSN1 181 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 236
TSN2 182 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 237
TSN3 183 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 238
TSN4 184 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 239

 

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October 16, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
CTV Two Alberta 19 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
Fashion Television 93 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view

 

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