Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

April 05, 2006 08:00 ET

Shaw Adds Warner Bros. to List of Video on Demand Partners

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) -

VOD Library Now Offers Over 2000 Titles

Shaw Cablesystems (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced today it has added Warner Bros International Television Distribution (WBITD) to its list of Video On Demand partners increasing Shaw's VOD library to over 2000 titles. Shaw Digital customers across Western Canada will now have access to Warner Bros extensive movie library including some of today's most popular hit titles such as: Must Love Dogs, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, North Country, Oscar Nominated Foreign Film Paradise Now and Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire.

"Warner Bros' titles will be a welcome addition to our expanding library of Video On Demand movies," said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "With over 2000 titles now available every month, customers can choose from a wide selection of movies and programming content - all at the push of a button on their remote control," he added.

"We are pleased to support this exciting new service by offering a wide range of programs from our extensive library to Shaw's VOD offering," said Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television. "Viewers globally are extremely receptive to VOD and we at Warner Bros International Television Distribution are proud to be part of Shaw's vibrant and growing VOD service."

Shaw Video On Demand provides customers with unprecedented choice and control when watching movies and other programming at home. Customers can choose from major motion pictures, classic movies, TV series, children's programming, adult entertainment and music videos using their remote control. Shaw Video On Demand powers the ability to view a program as many times as the customer desires within 24 hours after placing their order, using full DVD control features such as pause, fast forward and rewind - features that are unavailable with satellite TV pay per view. Full details are available on Channel 999 and by visiting SHAW.CA or by calling 1-888-472-2222.

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITV) is one of the world's largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.). It licenses some 48,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,000 features and 74 current series), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries.

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

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  • Shaw Communications Inc.
    Investor Relations Department
    Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Scott Rowe
    Senior Vice President
    (818) 954-5806