Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.
CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc.

CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc.

September 19, 2005 18:22 ET

ROCK STAR: INXS and Shaw Video On Demand Create a 'New Sensation'

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 19, 2005) -

Shaw first to offer every episode on VOD

Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR) and CanWest MediaWorks: The hottest new show on TV this summer is getting closer and closer to choosing the next lead singer for global icons INXS. Now, Shaw customers don't have to worry about missing a single episode of ROCK STAR: INXS - they're all available exclusively on Shaw Video On Demand.

Three unique episodes of ROCK STAR: INXS air each week on the CH network as aspiring singers show their stuff to the band and all of North America. Shaw Digital customers can order any past episodes through Shaw Video On Demand using their Digital remote control (available in select markets). Shaw Digital customers that subscribe to Shaw High-Speed Internet can also order ROCK STAR: INXS via the Shaw On Demand website at SHAWONDEMAND.CA and follow the links to the 'TV Series' menu.

Each commercial-free episode is priced at $0.99, with all shows available on Shaw Video On Demand the night following their original airing.

"ROCK STAR: INXS on Shaw Video On Demand, is a great example of how we can integrate reality TV with the On Demand world of entertainment," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "It creates a customer experience that lets them watch what they want, when they want."

"This is the first time that programming from CH Television has been made available in an On Demand environment," said Greg Treffry, Vice President of Business Development for CanWest MediaWorks. "ROCK STAR: INXS is a perfect fit for VOD as the show has been unbelievably popular in Canada, and with three episodes a week, VOD ensures that Western Canadians don't have to miss a single episode."

ROCK STAR: INXS consistently wins its time period and is in the Top 3 programs among adults 18-49 according to BBM Canada. In Vancouver, ROCK STAR: INXS Tuesday has been the Number One program overall in the market for the last four weeks.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Big Pipe Inc.) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice Communications Inc.) to approximately 3.0 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is a member of the S&P/TSX 60 index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.NV.B, NYSE - SJR).

CanWest MediaWorks is a wholly owned division of CanWest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS.SV) (TSX:CGS.NV) (NYSE:CWG) ( CanWest is an international media company, and also Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers, and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.

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