Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.
Star Choice Communications Inc.

Star Choice Communications Inc.

September 09, 2005 13:16 ET

NFL Network Now Available on Star Choice

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 9, 2005) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR): Star Choice Communications Inc. today announced the expansion of its services to include NFL Network, starting September 9, 2005.

This expansion is a part of Star Choice's commitment to bring Canadians the best digital satellite television experience in the country. "Over the last year, we have added over 20 video channels to the Star Choice line-up," said Jim Cummins, Vice-President, National Operations, Star Choice. "In August, Star Choice launched three new channels, and in June we added two more high definition channels. Star Choice also continues to offer its high definition channels at no additional charge."

NFL Network is every football fan's dream. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, this is a television network that is solely devoted to pro football. Key original programming includes NFL Total Access, Playbook, Game of the Week, Coachspeak, and Six Days to Sunday.

NFL Network will be available on a free preview basis for two months on channel 420 on the Star Choice network. Following this preview, it will be part of Star Choice's popular Sports bundle or in the Digital Favourites package, at no additional charge. The service will also be available on a pick'n'pay basis for $2.49/month.

About Star Choice

Star Choice Communications Inc., a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (TSE:SJR.B, NYSE:SJR), is a leading Canadian provider of crystal-clear digital picture and Dolby surround sound audio and video Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite services. Star Choice delivers one of Canada's largest channel selections to more than 836,000 subscribers. Star Choice also launched Canada's first elliptical dish, which facilitates multiple satellite reception. Canadians can purchase Star Choice equipment at more than 3,000 locations across the country, including The Source by Circuit City, Best Buy, Future Shop, Leon's and The Brick. The Star Choice web site is accessible at

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Contact Information

  • Star Choice Communications Inc.
    Jim Cummins (English)
    Vice President Operations
    (403) 538-4382
    Star Choice Communications
    Christian Tarte (French)
    Directeur Principal, Exploitation-Quebec
    Ligne Directe: (514) 228-3049