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HD network upgrade: 2017/2018 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 HD channel launch schedule

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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 HD174474Wednesday, August 8, 2018
FOX News Channel HD194494Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Discovery Science HD182482Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Treehouse HD068568Wednesday, August 8, 2018
HLN HD196496Wednesday, August 8, 2018
MSNBC HD197497Wednesday, August 8, 2018
fyi HD165465Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Cottage Life HD173473Wednesday, August 8, 2018
American Heroes Channel (AHC) HD179479Wednesday, August 8, 2018
AMI-Télé HD889*889*Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Moi & Cie HD244429Tuesday, August 28, 2018
UNIS HD237415Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Yoopa HD235391Tuesday, August 28, 2018
OUTtv HD169469Tuesday, September 25, 2018
OLN HD176476Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Peachtree TV HD167467Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Game TV HD168468Tuesday, September 25, 2018
CosmoTV HD166466Tuesday, September 25, 2018
BET HD188488Tuesday, September 25, 2018
BBC World HD193493Tuesday, September 25, 2018
World Fishing Network (WFN) HD178478Tuesday, October 16, 2018
DejaView HD176476Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Game Show Network (GSN) HD768468Tuesday, October 16, 2018
myTV38 (WSBK Boston) HD202662Tuesday, October 16, 2018
KTLA 5 CW Los Angeles HD203663Tuesday, October 16, 2018
PBS Spokane HD205665Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Documentary HD180480Tuesday, October 16, 2018
PBS Buffalo HD204664Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Miracle Channel HD357*073*Tuesday, October 16, 2018
One HD161461Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Investigation Discovery HD183483Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Nickelodeon HD208459Tuesday, October 16, 2018
AMI-tv HD888*888*Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Disney Junior HD207458Tuesday, October 16, 2018
MTV2 HD186486Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Makeful HD173473Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Vision TV HD394*072*Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Vintage TV Canada HD189489Tuesday, October 16, 2018
CPAC HD396*291*Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Avis de Recherche HD289439Tuesday, October 16, 2018
IFC HD160660Tuesday, October 16, 2018
TSC (Today's Shopping Choice) HD387*, 392*, 576*, 727*128*, 094*, 197*, 727*Tuesday, October 16, 2018
BBC Canada HD166466Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Leafs TV HD466*134*Tuesday, November 20, 2018
TLN Telelatino HD367*, 800*069*, 280*Tuesday, November 20, 2018
SuperChannel Vault HD153653Tuesday, November 20, 2018
GINX eSports TV Canada HD154654Tuesday, November 20, 2018
BC Legislature HD393*290*Tuesday, November 20, 2018

*Replaces existing SD channel at the same channel number.

All dates and channels are subject to change.

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.