Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

October 09, 2009 08:30 ET

Global Primetime Series Now Available on Shaw VOD

Shaw expands VOD offerings to include eight Global Primetime series

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2009) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR)

Missed the latest episode of Survivor on Global? No problem. Shaw's outstanding Video On Demand (VOD) line-up just expanded with the launch of eight Global primetime hit shows.

The new and returning series, including Survivor, Lie to Me, The Good Wife, Family Guy, Glee, Bones, 90210 and NCIS will be free on VOD to all Shaw Digital TV customers until October 18, 2009.

"Our customers have told us they love the control and convenience of watching their favourite TV series on VOD," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "With VOD, viewers can pause, play, rewind and fast forward programs. Global's Primetime series joins our ever-expanding library of television shows, including the Emmy awarding winning Mad Men and wildly popular Entourage."

With Digital Television, viewers are able to tailor their television experience, offering them access to a wider variety of programming options and a growing Video on Demand library. Additional titles are available online at SHAWONDEMAND.CA. 

After October 18th, the Primetime Global VOD programming will be offered exclusively to a select group of Shaw Triple Play customers. Shaw Triple Play customers enjoy the value of the bundled product lines of Digital TV, Internet and Phone.

Committed to providing quality entertainment coupled with outstanding customer service, Shaw offers more than one million Digital TV customers the best in affordable and flexible viewing experiences. Viewers can access over 500 HD titles and 4,000 Standard Definition titles in their VOD library, including blockbuster films, top television series, extensive children's and family programming, UFC content and great sports and music options. Visit SHAW.CA for more information on VOD and Shaw product bundles.

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 Shaw Direct). 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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