Between June 4 and October 16, 2019, we will be completing network upgrades for Thompson. 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

June 4, 2019

June 25, 2019

July 22, 2019

August 14, 2019

August 29, 2019

September 17, 2019

October 16, 2019

 


 

June 4, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
APTN West 94 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 229
NFL Network 150 SD channel is converting to HD

 

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June 25, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
HGTV Canada 16 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 244
Sportsnet 360 21 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 231
SLICE 23 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 254
History Television - Canada 30 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 243
Showcase 31 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 256
Food Network 43 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 245
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 22, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
CHCH Hamilton (CHCH) 4 SD channel is converting to HD
Global Winnipeg (CKND) 8 SD channel is converting to HD
SRC Winnipeg (CBWFT) 9 SD channel is converting to HD
W Network - East 15 SD channel is converting to HD
SportsNet - West (Blackout) 28 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 223
CITY Toronto (CITY) 36 SD channel is converting to HD
OLN Outdoor Life Network 37 SD channel is converting to HD
BNN Bloomberg 61 SD channel is converting to HD
CW Boston (WSBK) 62 SD channel is converting to HD
CW Los Angeles (KTLA) 63 SD channel is converting to HD
WGN Chicago (WGN) 64 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 259
CW New York (WPIX) 65 SD channel is converting to HD
Cartoon Network East 68 SD channel is converting to HD
CPAC House of Commons (ENG) 70 SD channel is converting to HD
Todays Shopping Choice 73 SD channel is converting to HD
Independent Film 74 SD channel is converting to HD
Cottage Life 76 SD channel is converting to HD
History 2 77 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 270
Treehouse 90 SD channel is converting to HD
Vision - East 93 SD channel is converting to HD
FYI 96 SD channel is converting to HD
Documentary 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.
HD channel also already exists on channel 262
DIY Network 136 SD channel is converting to HD
Sportsnet World 138 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 235
SportsNet - Ontario (Blackout) 145 SD channel is converting to HD
SportsNet - Pacific (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.
HD channel also already exists on channel 266
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 14, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
CBS Detroit (WWJ) 3 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 206
NBC Detroit (WDIV) 12 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 207
PBS Detroit (WTVS) 13 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 204
CNN 17 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 220
STARZ 2 W 18 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 268
Dtour 19 SD channel is converting to HD
TLC - The Learning Channel 32 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 258
Peachtree TV (WPCH) 33 SD channel is converting to HD
A&E 35 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 255
Paramount Network 39 SD channel is converting to HD
BBC World 40 SD channel is converting to HD
CMT - Country Music Television 41 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 227
American Movie Classics (AMC) 42 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 261
FOX Rochester (WUHF) 49 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 208
ABC Detroit SD (Satellite) 54 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 205
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.
HD channel also already exists on channel 281
Crave 3 W 57 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 282
HBO Canada 2 58 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 279
STARZ 1 W 59 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 260
STARZ 2 W 60 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 268
TLN English 66 SD channel is converting to HD
ABC Spark 71 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
PBS Detroit (WTVS) 131 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 204
Fox Tacoma (KCPQ) 132 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 203
NBC Seattle (KING) 133 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 202
ABC Seattle (KOMO) 134 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 200
CBS Seattle (KIRO) 135 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 201
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.
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
Disney Junior SD 186 SD channel is converting to HD
Disney Channel West SD 187 Drop 'West SD' feed. Launch 'East HD' feed (only available in MPEG4 HD)

 

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August 29, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
Family Channel - Pacific 24 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
Asian Television Network 530 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view

 

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September 17, 2019

 

Channel Name Channel Number Action
YTV West 22 SD channel is converting to HD
Teletoon West 26 SD channel is converting to HD
CBC Winnipeg (CBWT) 2 SD channel is converting to HD
CTV Winnipeg (CKY) 6 SD channel is converting to HD
TSN3 10 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 238
Gusto 14 SD channel is converting to HD
Headline News 25 SD channel is converting to HD
Space 27 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 271
Comedy Network 29 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 275
Bravo! 34 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 273
Discovery Channel 38 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 272
TCM - Turner Classic Movies 44 SD channel is converting to HD
MuchMusic 46 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 276
CTV News Channel 47 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 226
CBC News Network 48 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 227
Family Jr SD 51 SD channel is converting to HD
E! 67 SD channel is converting to HD
Family Channel - East 69 SD channel is converting to HD
CBMT CBC Montreal 91 SD channel is converting to HD
ICI RDI 92 SD channel is converting to HD
Book Television 95 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
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.
HD channel also already exists on channel 253
National Geographic Wild SD 175 SD channel is converting to HD.
HD channel also already exists on channel 266
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 (Ontario Blackout) 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 SD 7 SD channel is converting to HD
Fashion Television 107 Channel will remain in SD, but requires an MPEG4-capable digital box to view

 

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