Shaw Direct broadcasts the video for TV channels using two different formats, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. MPEG-2 is an older last-generation format and MPEG-4 is the newer, more efficient, alternative.
From April 2017 to January 2020, we will be upgrading all of our channels to MPEG-4. By the end of the upgrade, due to the increased efficiency of MPEG-4, we will be able to offer all available English and French channels in high definition.
In order to view channels that have been upgraded to MPEG-4, you will need an MPEG-4 compatible satellite receiver.