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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.

2017 conversion schedule

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

Remember that in many cases, the standard definition (SD) equivalent will remain available in MPEG-2 until 2019.

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
CMT HDSeptember 19, 2017
DTOUR HDSeptember 19, 2017
Gusto HDSeptember 19, 2017
Teletoon (Francais) HDSeptember 19, 2017
Max HDOctober 11, 2017
Musique Plus HDOctober 11, 2017
Super Ecran 4 HDOctober 11, 2017
Animal Planet HDNovember 14, 2017
BNN HDNovember 14, 2017
Cooking Channel HDNovember 14, 2017
Crime + Investigation HDNovember 14, 2017
OWN HDNovember 14, 2017
RDS Info HDNovember 14, 2017
Travel + Escape HDNovember 14, 2017
Yes TV HDNovember 14, 2017

All dates and channels are subject to change.