Shaw Direct channel changes

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  1. Henry Sanchez

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    Hi everyone,

    I would like to know if anybody knows if there’s any Shaw Direct info regarding satellite migration this year?

    I’ve hear some rumors that Shaw direct is planning to relocate channels from Sat F1R and F2, and move them to G1 sat.

    Does anybody knows if this is true? or just speculations?


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    Nothing new on that I can see. This is the lastest bulletin.

    IMPORTANT REMINDER
    February 5, 2019 DROP OF ALL STANDARD DEFINITION MPEG-2 SIGNALS Phase 3 MPEG-2 to MPEG-4
    Transition to begin April 2019 In April 2019 we will begin to drop MPEG-2 standard definition signals from our satellites. The drop of the MPEG-2 signals will continue for several months. By Fall 2019 we will have a primarily all MPEG-4 high definition offering with some MPEG-4 standard definition signals. To make the transition as smooth as possible we encourage customers to start launching the MPEG-4 signals as soon as possible. Please don’t wait for the MPEG-2version of the signal to drop from the satellite.We can not delay any of the signals being dropped so it is imperative that you are prepared in advance.
    Which basically means get rid of all the old receivers and switch to the 600 or 800 series
     
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  3. LOSat

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    There are no channels moving to G1. There are some channels moving from G1 to F1R/F2, about half a dozen plus or minus. However you may loose some channels if you only receive the Std Def version right now. If the Hi Def version is on G1 then you could loose that channel if you not within the G1 footprint.

    The following provides the current final plan for F1R/F2 in excel format
    https://www.shawbroadcast.com/Documents/2019/feb/14/F1R%20F2%20Traffic%20Plan%20Phase%203%20Version%2016%20(Public)%20-%20Clean.xlsm
    The following provides the current final plan for G1
    https://www.shawbroadcast.com/Documents/2018/dec/12/G1%20Traffic%20Plan%20Phase%203%20Version%2015%20(Public).xlsm

    More documents can be found here
    Shaw Broadcast Services - Bulletins
     
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    LOSat, thanks for posting the spreadsheets. Looks like I get to keep TCM after all. TVO is about the only channel I watch on a regular basis that I'll lose when the SD version goes away.

    I'm good as long as F1R and F2 are working, who knows after that.
     
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  5. LOSat

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    Changes Apr 23 , 2019

    The following Standard Definition Channels drop today (04/23/2019) and will be available in High Definition only.

    ICI Montreal - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on F2
    RDS 2 - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on F2
    TVA Carleton - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on G1
    TVA Montreal - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on F2
    ARTV - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on G1
    RDS Info - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on F2
    Addik TV - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on G1
    UNIS East - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on G1
    Casa - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on G1
    TV5 East - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on G1
    V Gatineau - Std Def dropped - HD channel located on G1

    If the HD version is located on G1 and you are in a southern "province" you will lose access to the channel entirely OR if you have non MPEG4 compatible equipment.
     
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    You can also Expect Major changes on June 11, All the channel numbers will be changing for everyone. Supposedly it will be easier to find your channels? Time will tell. They will be mailing out the changes ahead of time to all their customers.
     
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    Just to clarify the June 11th will impact people with the advanced number sequence (Canadian locals in the 500 range). People on the Classic lineup will see changes in batches starting in July. Over the course of the summer everyone will see the new National channel number sequence

    Canadian Locals starting at 100 East to West ie Maritime to British Columbia
    US Networks starting at 230
    News Stations starting at 251
    Sports starting at 300
    Kids starting at 350
    Specialties - 400's TLC, HGTV, Food, W etc
    Pay Movie Channels - 500's
    Premium Sports and Adult Channels 600's
    French Locals starting at 700
    French Specialities starting at 740
    Multicultural starting at 800
    Radio startting at 820
    Stingray Audio starting at 900
    PPV 960 onwards
     
  8. LOSat

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    Today Shaw Direct launched the following channels in HD replacing the Std Def version:
    Stingray JuiceBox
    Stingray Loud
    Stingray Vibe
    Stingray Retro
    Salt & Light
    La Chaine Disney
     
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    Thanks for the info LoSat


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    Is there a kind of “Channel list changes” that we can see?


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    The following channels launch in HD today and the Std Def version drops

    Channel------------------------------------------------------------ Satellite Classic - Adv - Nat Ch #
    CBC Calgary ------------------ Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 306 ---- 15 -- 197
    CBC North -------------------- Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 333 ---- 14 -- 225
    CTV Ottawa ------------------ Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 311 ---- 46 -- 145
    CTV Sudbury ----------------- Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 56 ---- 50 -- 151
    CTV2 Atlantic ---------------- Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ---- 340 ---- 62 -- 104
    CTV2 Vancouver Island ----- Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 389 ----- 8 -- 215
    Global Kingston ------------- Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 334 ---- 54 -- 143
    OMNI.1 Toronto ------------- Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 343 ---- 42 -- 156
    OMNI.2 Toronto ------------- Std Def Drop and convert to HD F1R ----- 395 ---- 43 -- 157
     
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    The following Std Def Channels were dropped. Other informattion refers to Satellite and HD Channel location.
    .........................................................................................HD-Classic HD-Adv HD-Nat
    GINX eSports TV Canada ------ Std Def Drop ---- F2---- 154 --- 654 --- 534
    NFL Network ------ Std Def Drop ---- F2 ---- 116 --- 616 --- 317
    Super Ecran 1 ------ Std Def Drop ---- F2 ---- 281 --- 451 --- 786
    Super Channel Fuse ------ Std Def Drop ---- F2 ---- 151 --- 651 --- 531
    Super Channel Heart & Home ------ Std Def Drop ---- F2 ---- 152 --- 652 --- 532
    Super Channel Vault ------ Std Def Drop ---- F2 ---- 153 --- 653 --- 533
    TVA Sports Std Def Drop ------ F2 ---- 265 --- 445 --- 754
     
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  14. LOSat

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    Today Shaw Direct has launched the new National channel map. A Rep in another forum has indicated that for now it will be optional only. People on the advanced channel lineup will not automatically move to the new channel numbers today. I believe everyone will migrate in the fall. If you wish to and have a way of contacting Shaw Direct without revealing where you are you can ask for it. If you are in a southern location I would wait until September because a handful of channels will move from G1 to F1R or F2 and if you switch right now you will lose the standard def version until the HD version moves. ie TCM, CBC News Network, CTV News Network in particular.
     
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    For those of you wondering what channels you will receive when the transition is done here is an edited PDF of the New Shaw Direct National channel number list. G1 channels are crossed off in red. Subject to change, some of the changes are yet to happen.
     

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    65 SD MPEG
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    2 SD SIGNALS & 44 RADIO SIGNALS WILL DROP FROM THE SATELLITE
    As outlined in Step 7 of Phase 3 of the Transition Plan to MPEG
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    4; on July 23, 2019 we will drop sixty-five (65) MPEG
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    2 standard definition signals from F1R & F2 that are currently duplicated in MPEG
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    4 high definition. If you are not already accessing these signals in HD we recommend that you authorize them
    prior to July 23, 2019. Please note that some of the MPEG
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    2 SD signals dropping are specialty signals which means programmers will want you to get consent prior to us authorizing the signal in MPEG
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    4 HD.
    On July 23, 2019 we will also be dropping forty-four (44) radio signals from F1R that are duplicated on F2 T22.
     
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    June 26

    • Shaw Direct will have the new channel lineup available.
    • New customers onboarding will be on the new channel lineup.
    • All existing customers can opt-in earlier for the new channel lineup via new v-codes.
      • The new v-codes are only available for MPEG-4 receivers.
    November 13

    • Advanced lineup customers begin migrating to the new channel lineup in phases.
    January 2020

    • Classic lineup customers will not be targeted for migration until this time.
      • Migration specifics will be based on November impacts.


    The only channel that will be transferred to G1 is Slice.



    There will be SD channel drops for some very popular channels for our residential customers, which means customers will require an MPEG 4 receiver.



    SD to HD Conversions :

    Shaw Direct 299 (F2)

    3 Eng. HD PPV (F2)

    2 French HD PPV (F2)

    History West SD (F1)

    Playboy HD (F2)


    SD Channel Drops :

    Showcase (F2)

    Slice (G1)

    Sportsnet 360 (F2)

    History E (F2)

    HGTV (F2)

    Food Network (F2)
     
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    Thanks for the info Showtime!!


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    New revamped channel lineup launch and migration delays for existing customers.
    We are excited about the new channel lineup . We ask that every new installations moving forward we provision receivers using the new channel map X4L. Due to operational constraints, we will be delaying our phased migrations for existing customers onto the new channel lineup to a later date. Although migrations are delayed, our existing customers can still opt-in early for the new channel lineup, so be sure to read on.

    With this delay, we anticipate that our existing customers will contact us as we had communicated in April via invoice and in-Guide messaging that they would be automatically migrated once the new lineup launches.

    Our original launch plan was to have all Advanced customers migrate together on the launch date to the new lineup, followed by our Classic customers in smaller phases later on. As this plan has now changed, those on the Advanced lineup will also be migrating in smaller phases.

    How does this launch update impact new and existing customers?

    The new channel lineup is available June 26 and new customers registering will be based on the new channel lineup. Existing customers still have the option of using the new channel lineup. They can opt-in early by contacting us to make this change.

    Channel Tools and Pipe Resources

    With this delay, we will be operating with 3 channel lineups (the new channel lineup, Advanced, and Classic) until our Advanced customers are migrated and the old Advanced lineup is decommissioned. Be sure to check for all the information about this change including channel tool details and The Pipe resources you can use to assist customers.

    Date

    Details

    June 26

    • Shaw Direct will have the new channel lineup available.
    • New customers onboarding will be on the new channel lineup.
    • All existing customers can opt-in earlier for the new channel lineup via new v-codes.
      • The new v-codes are only available for MPEG-4 receivers.
    November 13

    • Advanced lineup customers begin migrating to the new channel lineup in phases.
    January 2020

    • Classic lineup customers will not be targeted for migration until this time.
      • Migration specifics will be based on November impacts.
     
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  20. LOSat

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    Here are the Standard Definition Channels that drop on Tuesday July 23rd. There are many, the satellite where the HD version is located is indicated in the second last column. Those highlighted in yellow are on G1 which means you will lose it's programming.

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