Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

July 15, 2009 16:00 ET

Shaw Direct Delivers Value with Customizable Interactive Weather Service

Free preview starts July 15!

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2009) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR)

Shaw Direct customers now have local and international weather at their fingertips with the launch of Shaw Direct Weather, a new interactive service available July 15, 2009.

"Our customers demand the best in flexible and affordable viewing experiences and that's exactly what we are delivering." said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "Shaw Direct Weather comes in response to customer requests for more local weather information. We are continuing to enhance our home entertainment features, adding value for our customers."

Customers with advanced Shaw Direct receivers can now tune in to Shaw Direct Weather for customizable, 5-day weather forecasts from more than 1,500 Canadian communities, U.S. cities, and popular international destinations in both English and French through two dedicated channels (397, 739). This comprehensive list of communities makes it easy for customers to find their own local weather, regardless of the size and location of their hometown.

The new channels will be rolled out on a free preview basis to all customers with receivers that have on-screen picture-in-guide capability (DSR 207/209, 317/319, 505, HD PVR530) from July 15 to 22.

Committed to providing quality entertainment coupled with award winning customer service, Shaw Direct offers nearly 900,000 subscribers over 470 channels, including more than 50 HD channels, and 100% Canadian 24/7/365 customer service. Shaw Direct is a three time recipient of the top Service Quality Management (SQM) award for customer satisfaction in the North American telecommunications industry over the last 4 years.

For more information visit SHAWDIRECT.CA or your interactive program guide.

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). The Company serves 3.4 million customers, including over 1.6 million Internet and 775,000 Digital Phone customers, through a reliable and extensive network, which comprises 625,000 kilometres of fibre. 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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