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HD network upgrade: conversion schedule

We want you to enjoy high definition at its best, so we’re making major upgrades to our network. When completed, nearly all channels will be carried in HD.

The following charts detail exactly when each channel will be upgraded from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 in 2017 and 2018. To learn more about what this means, please review our Learn more about the HD network upgrade page.

2018 conversion schedule

ChannelClassicAdvancedConversion Date
CBC Calgary306015Tuesday, June 5, 2018
PBS Spokane374091Tuesday, June 5, 2018
OMNI.1343042Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CHEX348048Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CTV Two London349049Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CTV Two Barrie346044Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CBC Ottawa303045Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CTV Two Atlantic340062Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CKWS Kingston334054Tuesday, June 5, 2018
OMNI.2395043Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CTV Ottawa311046Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Global Saskatchewan337030Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CTV Sudbury356050Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CBC North333014Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CTV Two Vancouver Island389008Tuesday, June 5, 2018
PBS Buffalo388081Tuesday, June 5, 2018
CBS West HD065565Wednesday, June 6, 2018
NBC West HD063563Wednesday, June 6, 2018
ABC West HD064564Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Fox West HD066566Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Food Network HD129629Tuesday, July 17, 2018
HGTV HD127627Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Space HD087587Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Fox East HD061561Tuesday, July 17, 2018
NBC East HD058558Tuesday, July 17, 2018
ABC East HD059559Tuesday, July 17, 2018
CBS East HD060560Tuesday, August 7, 2018
PBS East HD062562Tuesday, August 7, 2018
City Toronto HD035535Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Global Toronto HD032532Tuesday, August 7, 2018
ICI Tele Montreal HD210380Tuesday, August 28, 2018
V Montreal HD212382Tuesday, August 28, 2018
TVA Montreal HD211381Tuesday, August 28, 2018
ICI Tele Estrie729729Wednesday, September 12, 2018
V Sherbrooke726726Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TVA Sherbrooke718718Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TVA Gatineau-Ottawa713713Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TVA Saguenay717717Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TVA Rimouski716716Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Canal Savoir720720Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TVA West714714Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Avis de Recherche731731Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CFWE The Native FM*852852Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CKMF RadioNRJ*882882Wednesday, September 12, 2018
ICI 1M 95.1 FM Montreal*883883Wednesday, September 12, 2018
ICI 2M 100.7 FM Montreal*884884Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Vues & Voix*777777Wednesday, September 12, 2018
RFI 1 Radio Fr International*820820Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CKOI L'ultime FM*873873Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CFQR 9-2-5 The Beat*874874Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CFGL 105.7 Rythme FM*876876Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CITE 107.3 RougeFM*877877Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CKAC Radio Circulation 730*878878Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CHMP 98.5*886886Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CTV Toronto HD034534Tuesday, September 18, 2018

*Denotes audio channel only.

All dates are subject to change based on factors outside of Shaw’s control.

2018 HD channel launch schedule

When channels are upgraded from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, it creates space in our network to launch more HD channels. The following channels are expected to launch (in MPEG-4 HD) in 2018.

ChannelClassicAdvancedConversion Date
PBS West (Seattle) HD067567Wednesday, June 6, 2018
DIY Network HD174474Tuesday, August 7, 2018
FOX News Channel HD194494Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Treehouse HD068568Tuesday, August 7, 2018
HLN HD196496Tuesday, August 7, 2018
MSNBC HD197497Tuesday, August 7, 2018
fyi HD165465Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Cottage Life HD173473Tuesday, August 7, 2018
OUTtv HD169469Tuesday, September 25, 2018
OLN HD176476Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Peachtree TV HD167467Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Game TV HD168468Tuesday, September 25, 2018
CosmopolitanTV HD166466Tuesday, September 25, 2018
BET HD188488Tuesday, September 25, 2018
BBC World HD193493Tuesday, September 25, 2018

All dates and channels are subject to change.

2017 conversion schedule

ChannelClassicAdvancedConversion Date
Canal Vie HD243384Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Series + HD242383Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Z HD241385Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Canal D HD247387Tuesday, May 2, 2017
RDS HD240382Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Super Ecran HD246386Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Super Ecran HD 2249389Tuesday, May 2, 2017
HBO Canada 1 HD145645Tuesday, June 6, 2017
HBO Canada 2 HD146646Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Love Nature HD*131631Tuesday, June 6, 2017
National Geographic HD091591Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TMN 1 East HD141641Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TMN 1 West HD147647Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TMN 2 West HD148648Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TMN Encore 1 West HD150650Tuesday, June 6, 2017
HDPPV 1*960960Tuesday, June 27, 2017
HDPPV 2*961961Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sportsnet One HD107607Tuesday, June 27, 2017
HDPPV 4*964964Tuesday, July 11, 2017
HDPPV 5*965965Tuesday, July 11, 2017
HDPPV 6*966966Tuesday, July 11, 2017
TSN 5 HD098598Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Discovery Velocity HD*128628Tuesday, August 1, 2017
RDS 2 HD239391Tuesday, August 1, 2017
TSN 1 HD101601Tuesday, August 1, 2017
TSN 2 HD102602Tuesday, August 1, 2017
TSN 3 HD100600Tuesday, August 1, 2017
TSN 4 HD099599Tuesday, August 1, 2017
AMC HD130630Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Golf HD109609Tuesday, August 15, 2017
History HD125625Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sportsnet 360 HD108608Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Super Channel 1 HD151651Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Super Channel 2 HD152652Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sportsnet Pacific HD106606Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Showcase HD084584Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A&E HD124624Tuesday, August 29, 2017
CNN HD095595Tuesday, August 29, 2017
TLC HD126626Tuesday, August 29, 2017
WGN HD057557Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Big Ten Network (BTN) HD112612Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sportsnet East HD103603Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sportsnet One HD107607Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sportsnet Ontario HD104604Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sportsnet West HD105605Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Stingray Juicebox*530159Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Stingray Loud*586227Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Stingray Retro*588229Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Stingray Vibe*587228Tuesday, October 24, 2017
TVA Sports HD238390Tuesday, October 31, 2017

*Denotes channels without an MPEG-2 SD equivalent.

All dates are subject to change based on factors outside of Shaw’s control.

2017 HD channel launch schedule

When channels are upgraded from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, it creates space in our network to launch more HD channels. The following channels are expected to launch (in MPEG-4 HD) in 2017.

ChannelLaunch Date
CBC Ottawa HDMarch 1, 2017
CP24 HDMarch 1, 2017
The Fight Network HDMarch 1, 2017
Canal Evasion HDApril 19, 2017
MTV HDAugust 1, 2017
Spike HDAugust 1, 2017
TMN Encore 2 East HDAugust 1, 2017
FXX HDAugust 2, 2017
MeteoMedia HDAugust 22, 2017
NFL Network HDAugust 22, 2017
The Weather Network HDAugust 22, 2017
WPIX HD (The CW New York)August 22, 2017
Animal Planet HDSeptember 21, 2017
BNN HDSeptember 21, 2017
Cooking Channel HDSeptember 21, 2017
Crime + Investigation HDSeptember 21, 2017
OWN HDSeptember 21, 2017
RDS Info HDSeptember 21, 2017
Travel + Escape HDSeptember 21, 2017
Yes TV HDSeptember 21, 2017
CMT HDSeptember 28, 2017
DTOUR HDSeptember 28, 2017
Gusto HDSeptember 28, 2017
Teletoon (Francais) HDSeptember 28, 2017
Max HDOctober 11, 2017
Musique Plus HDOctober 11, 2017
Super Ecran 4 HDOctober 11, 2017

All dates and channels are subject to change.