- Feb 15, 2004
Perhaps it is too soon to speculate, but what will we lose? All of the SD
channels currently on 107?
It certainly is going to result in a lot of cancellations to Shaw Direct's
service. I think that the grey-market for Shaw likely accounts for a good
percentage of their subscribers.
I would be curious to know if it is possible for them to adjust the beam
after the satellite is launched. Could they re-focus the beam so that it
reaches the entire continent after it is launched?
one other thing to consider is that Shaw Boradcast services will still be using the same sats/beams, so my guess is that only a handful of current stations will migrate to the new satellite
What business do you know that would willingly alienate thousands of good
Over time Shaw will take all MPEG2 receivers out of service and eliminate all standard definition services. This will give them a capacity of over 500 HD channels in MPEG4 DVB-S2 of which 380 will be viewable all over N.A. from F1R/F2.
A lot of people are forgetting Shaw Direct is desgined for Canadian subscribersjust like Dish & Direct are for US subscribers.Now wether subs in the US sub to SD and subs in canada sub to either Dish or DTV thats a different story.