April to October 2019 | HD Network Upgrades: Merritt, Lower Nicola, and Shulus Reserve, BC

Between April 23 and October 16, 2019, we will be completing network upgrades for Merritt, Lower Nicola, and Shulus Reserve. 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 19, 2019

August 9, 2019

August 29, 2019

September 13, 2019

October 16, 2019

 


 

April 23, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
TV 5 East 108 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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June 4, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
APTN West 70 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
HGTV Canada 15 SD channel is converting to HD
Food Network 29 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 245
Showcase 38 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 256
SLICE 41 SD channel is converting to HD
Sportsnet 360 48 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 231
Sportsnet One - Canucks 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
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 19, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
SportsNet - Pacific (In Market) 9 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 223
Treehouse 23 SD channel is converting to HD
OLN Outdoor Life Network 30 SD channel is converting to HD
Vision - East 45 SD channel is converting to HD
CPAC House of Commons (ENG) 54 SD channel is converting to HD
CW Boston (WSBK) 59 SD channel is converting to HD
CW Los Angeles (KTLA) 60 SD channel is converting to HD
WGN Chicago (WGN) 61 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 68 SD channel is converting to HD
BNN Bloomberg 71 SD channel is converting to HD
Todays Shopping Choice 72 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
Discovery Science 111 SD channel is converting to HD
MovieTime 114 SD channel is converting to HD
DejaView 126 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 - West (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
AMI-tv (East) 888 SD channel is converting to HD
Canal Historia 900 SD channel is converting to HD
Series + 901 SD channel is converting to HD
Canal Evasion 902 SD channel is converting to HD
Z 903 SD channel is converting to HD
Canal D 904 SD channel is converting to HD
RDS Blackout 905 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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August 9, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
Global Vancouver (CHAN) 3 SD channel is converting to HD
ABC Seattle (KOMO) 4 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 200
NBC Seattle (KING) 5 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 202
CBS Seattle (KIRO) 6 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 201
CFJC Kamloops 7 SD channel is converting to HD
CBC Vancouver (CBUT) 8 SD channel is converting to HD
CTV British Columbia (CIVT) 11 SD channel is converting to HD
FOX Tacoma (KCPQ) 12 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 203
Knowledge Network BC 13 SD channel is converting to HD
TLC - The Learning Channel 16 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 258
A&E 17 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 255
CNN 18 SD channel is converting to HD
CMT - Country Music Television 20 SD channel is converting to HD
Peachtree TV (WPCH) 26 SD channel is converting to HD
Paramount Network 28 SD channel is converting to HD
American Movie Classics (AMC) 33 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 261
Dtour 35 SD channel is converting to HD
STARZ 2 W 37 SD channel is converting to HD
PBS Seattle (KCTS) 47 SD channel is converting to HD
Crave 1 W 55 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 280
Crave 2 W 56 SD channel is converting to HD
Crave 3 W 57 SD channel is converting to HD
HBO Canada 2 58 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 279
STARZ 1 W 63 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 260
STARZ 2 W 64 SD channel is converting to HD
TLN English 65 SD channel is converting to HD
ABC Spark 69 SD channel is converting to HD
BC Provincial Legislature 109 SD channel is converting to HD
Game TV 112 SD channel is converting to HD
MSNBC 115 SD channel is converting to HD
BBC World 120 SD channel is converting to HD
Black Entertainment Television (BET) 121 SD channel is converting to HD
Game Show Network 122 SD channel is converting to HD
PBS Detroit (WTVS) 131 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 204
FOX Rochester (WUHF) 132 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 208
NBC Detroit (WDIV) 133 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 207
ABC Detroit SD (Satellite) 134 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 205
CBS Detroit (WWJ) 135 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 206
Fox News 142 SD channel is converting to HD
CNBC 143 SD channel is converting to HD
Golf 144 SD channel is converting to HD
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 29, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
Family Channel - Pacific 25 SD channel is converting to HD
MTV2 98 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
TVA Montreal West (CFTM) 107 SD channel is converting to HD
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
Asian Television Network 530 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view

 

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September 13, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
W Network - West 19 SD channel is converting to HD
YTV West 22 SD channel is converting to HD
Teletoon West 24 SD channel is converting to HD
History Television - West 31 SD channel is converting to HD
Gusto 14 SD channel is converting to HD
TSN1 21 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 236
Comedy Network 27 SD channel is converting to HD
Space 32 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 271
TCM - Turner Classic Movies 36 SD channel is converting to HD
Discovery Channel 39 SD channel is converting to HD
Bravo! 40 SD channel is converting to HD
Headline News 42 SD channel is converting to HD
MuchMusic 46 SD channel is converting to HD
CTV News Channel 49 SD channel is converting to HD
CBC News Network 50 SD channel is converting to HD
ICI Tele Montreal (CBFT) 53 SD channel is converting to HD
E! 66 SD channel is converting to HD
Family Channel - East 67 SD channel is converting to HD
ICI RDI 88 SD channel is converting to HD
Book Television 90 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
OWN 104 SD channel is converting to HD
Animal Planet 105 SD channel is converting to HD
MTV Canada 106 SD channel is converting to HD
Nickelodeon 110 SD channel is converting to HD
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
BBC Canada 123 SD channel is converting to HD
ESPN Classic 125 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view
National Geographic Wild SD 175 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

 

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October 16, 2019

 

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

 

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