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Food Network HD, Space HD and ABC Spark on Shaw Direct

Spring time brings its lot of new content:

Food Network HD broadcasts the same great programming as the standard definition channel but with more sizzle, spark and of course a delicious HD picture. Food Network HD is included in the HD Extra and HD Extra Lite packages.

Space HD is now available to all Space subscribers at no extra cost, as part of Shaw Direct's "No cost HD" offering.

ABC Spark, a family channel, is available to all Essential (Bronze and up) as well as Digital Indulgence (regular and lite) subscribers.

More channel additions!

OWNShaw Direct continually brings new value to its lineup. As of March 1, 2011, customers with the Digital Favorites package will have 4 NEW channels added to their current programming lineup, including the highly-anticipated Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and three new movie channels: Action, MovieTime and Showcase Diva.

Shaw Direct is also adding new channels to the PRIME TIME, LIFESTYLE and REAL LIFE bundles! Starting March 1, Action and MovieTime will be added to Prime Time, Showcase Diva will be added to Lifestyle and OWN will be added to Real Life, all at no extra cost.

Starting April 1, 2011, Shaw Direct will also launch U.S. HD Time Shifting for $1 per month. With Time Shifting (East and West coast networks), you’re no longer limited to just one broadcast of your favorite U.S. networks. Receive the East and West feeds and enjoy the convenience of watching a show at different times of the day. Or get Time Shifting for free when you sign up for an HD package starting from $3.99 per month (HD Sports, HD Extra, HD Extra Lite and HD Combo).

Software upgrade for the DSR605 & DSR630

A software upgrade for the DSR605 & DSR630 brings many fixes to these great receivers:

  • Faster channel switching.
  • Lock & reboot issue is addressed.
  • Resolution shifting issue.
  • Recording glitches (DSR630 only).
  • See time remaining for your recording from the list (DSR630 only).

Also look out for the following upgrade later this spring: possibility to connect an external eSata hard drive to the DSR630 and DSR605 models.

Goodbye DSR505, Welcome DSR605

After a long and reliable run, we bid farewell to the DSR505 and welcome the DSR605, which looks exactly like the DSR630, minus the built in hard drive and the second tuner.

New Channels

All of the new channels below are available!

NBA League Pass NBA League Pass is available during regular basketball season and offers games played outside your local area. Don't miss any NBA action with this new option!
Pet network PET Network offers a fun insight into the world of pet companions.
AUX Music AUX TV is a new music channel. Pure, authentic and intimate, AUX is a new style of TV.
BITE TV BITE makes you laugh with comedies, movies and shows.
Silver Screen Silverscreen is the only Canadian channel specialized in classic movies.

SportsNet One

Shaw Direct brings sports fans closer to the action with the launch of the much-anticipated Sportsnet ONE. The new 24-hour channel offers sports enthusiasts more than 800 hours of live-event programming, with the majority available in high definition. Shaw Direct is the exclusive national satellite provider of Sportsnet ONE. Sportsnet ONE (standard definition) is included in all of our programming packages at no additional cost. Sportsnet ONE HD is on free preview until October 4, 2010.

Sportsnet ONE gives hockey fans and customers access to regular and pre-season games for the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks, including the games previously available on Pay Per View. Aside from hockey, Sportsnet ONE is the one-stop shop for sports fans to catch MLB®, NBA® and Barclays Premier League soccer games.

Customers within specified viewing areas will also receive regional Sportsnet ONE channels, shown below. Each channel will air only games for a specific NHL® team, making games easier to find, and will be subject to regular blackout restrictions.

Sportsnet OneSD channel numbers:

Sportsnet ONE: 414/110 (Classic/Advanced)

Sportsnet ONE Canucks: 411/106 (Classic/Advanced)

Sportsnet ONE Oilers: 412/107 (Classic/Advanced)

Sportsnet ONE Flames: 413/108 (Classic/Advanced)

Sportsnet ONE Senators: 408/109 (Classic/Advanced)

Sportsnet ONE is also available in high definition and is included in the HD Sports package starting at only $4.99 per month.

HD channel numbers:

  • Sportsnet ONE HD: 267/309 (Classic/Advanced)
  • Sportsnet ONE HD Canucks: 450/394 (Classic/Advanced)
  • Sportsnet ONE HD Oilers: 451/395 (Classic/Advanced)
  • Sportsnet ONE HD Flames: 452/396 (Classic/Advanced)
  • Sportsnet ONE HD Senators: 453/397 (Classic/Advanced)

New HD Channels

Movie Central 2 HD and Super Écran 2 HD are joining the Shaw Direct lineup on October 1. Shaw Direct now carries over 70 HD channels and counting. Put it all together and that’s over 45,000 hours of HD content every month.

Welcome the new DSR630

Shaw Direct DSR630The wait is over, the new DSR630 is now available.

This receiver is a must-have for Shaw Direct subscribers looking for HD & PVR capability.

CNN HD now available!

To all news fans, CNN HD is now available on Shaw Direct! CNN HD can be found on Ch. 257 (classic lineup) and 331 (enhanced lineup).

You must subscribe to CNN in standard definition (part of Real Life) in order to get the HD equivalent.

New French Bundles

The new packages, Le Classique ($19.99/month), Populaire Français ($29.99/month), and Parfait Bilingue Extra ($51.99/month), provide Shaw Direct’s French and bilingual customers with the flexibility to choose the programming package that best meets their viewing needs.

Le Classique offers a variety of programming without breaking the bank. Enjoy more than 130 channels including family, news and sports, plus free HD*, all for only $19.99 per month!

Populaire Francais includes over 150 of our most popular French channels for only $29.99 per month! This specialty package is available across Canada and offers affordable add-ons including SuperEcran for $11.99 per month and the Eastern US networks for only $0.99 per month.

Parfait Bilingue Extra is our most comprehensive bilingual package with over 250 channels, including a large selection of family, sports and movies plus 14 specialty channels. Get the most bang for your buck for only $51.99 per month and add on SuperEcran, Movies East or Super Channel for only $11.99 per month. This package is only available in Quebec.

You can find out about these and more french language packages on our french programming page.

Oasis HD now available!

Starting March 1, Shaw Direct welcomes Oasis HD to its lineup! You can enjoy Oasis HD on free preview now on channel 258/366. Oasis HD, the world’s only dedicated nature channel, offers premium HD content and is committed to continuous, commercial-free programming showcasing the endless beauty of the natural world.

With programming from Imax Originals, plus the finest blue chip Canadian and international documentaries, it’s worth checking out. You can enjoy Oasis HD in the HD Extra package at $5.99 and in the HD Combo package at $9.99

V HD on Shaw Direct

La grille haute définition et la programmation de langue française de Shaw Direct s’améliorent de plus en plus avec le lancement du canal V HD le lundi 21 décembre.

V HD s’ajoute à la grille de canaux de langue française déjà bien garnie de Shaw Direct, dont V en définition standard, et est le dixième canal haute définition ajouté par Shaw Direct au cours de la dernière année.

Le nouveau canal présentera des sports d’hiver, des actualités, des films variés et des événements en direct les plus populaires en haute définition d’une clarté incomparable Valeur ajoutée pour tous les clients de Shaw Direct abonnés aux forfaits de programmation Essentiels français et bilingues et munis d’un équipement haute définition, V HD sera accessible sans frais supplémentaires à la position 248/388 (grille classique/grille améliorée).

History HD now available

History Television HD joined the Shaw Direct lineup today, bringing our extensive range of High Definition programming up to 58 channels! History Television HD brings to life people and events from the past and history in the making; all in vivid high definition.

As a value-add for existing Shaw Direct customers, History Television HD will be added at no additional charge to Shaw Direct’s HD Extra package. HD Extra features great channels including, AMC HD, TLC HD, A&E HD, Discovery HD and is available for $4.99 per month. History Television HD is on Channel 259/365.

Over the last two years, Shaw Direct has added over 25 HD channels!

The Score HD, part of HD Sports

Just when you thought Shaw Direct’s HD lineup and sports programming couldn’t get any better, we’re adding more! The Score HD launched on Shaw Direct Thursday, October 15, featuring an exciting line-up of live programming including NBA games, Toronto Raptors basketball, WWE, EPL Soccer and NCAA football and basketball including exclusive coverage of NCAA March Madness. The Score’s signature short-form programming, from the infamous Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to the hilarious Gerry Dee, provides fans with a unique perspective on sports.

Get all the hockey this season!

Shaw Direct has everything you need to get in on all the hockey action this season. Don't miss a minute of the NHL 2009-2010 season, and enjoy it with Canada’s best HD service provider. Want to know where to find your favorite games playing on Shaw Direct in HD?

  • NHL® Centre IceTM* (over 200 in HD on 6 HD channels)
  • NHL Pay Per View HD including the Canucks, Oilers, and Flames.
  • TSN HD & TSN2 HD
  • Rogers Sportsnet – with all 4 Rogers SNET HD channels.*
  • CBC HD
  • NBC HD
  • NHL Network (SD only)
  • Leafs TV HD with full coverage of all Leafs games in HD in the Leaf viewing area
  • RIS & RDS HD. And remember, RDS HD has all 82 games of the Montreal Canadiens in stunning HD!

And if the NHL® isn’t enough, Shaw Direct is proud to also be the only satellite provider to bring WHL Hockey to our Western Canadian customers at no additional cost!