Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

February 01, 2007 08:30 ET

Shaw Applies to Bring USA Network to Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2007) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) has applied to the CRTC, asking it to make USA Network available to Canadian cable and DTH subscribers. Shaw believes strongly in the need to provide Canadian consumers with the broadest possible choice in programming services, and is committed to delivering this choice to its customers.

USA Network, the #1 basic cable network in the United States, is a unique service that will significantly increase the entertainment value for Shaw customers, and add exciting new programming to the Canadian broadcasting system.

"USA Network will be a wonderful addition to our programming lineup," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "We are completely dedicated to increasing choice and providing exceptional quality and service. The potential to bring unique and innovative services such as USA Network to Canadians is an exciting opportunity for our customers."

Seen in 90 million homes, USA Network is the #1 basic cable network in the U.S. USA Network is a leading provider of top-rated original series, including Monk, The 4400, Psych and The Dead Zone. It also presents blockbuster theatrical films and popular off-network series.

"Shaw's sponsorship of USA Network is a great step for us in Canada," said Henry Ahn, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television Networks Distribution. "We are proud of USA's powerful programming lineup and we are eager to share it with Canadian viewers."

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice) to 3.1 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR).

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