Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

August 03, 2005 17:04 ET

Shaw Boosts Its High Definition Lineup in Winnipeg

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2005) - Shaw Cablesystems announced the latest addition to the High Definition lineup on Shaw Digital with the immediate launch of three new HD Channels: PBS (Fargo), NBC (Detroit), and ABC (Detroit).

"The addition of these HD channels to our current lineup adds to the superior entertainment experience that HD customers enjoy," said Cam Kernahan, Vice President, Operations of Shaw Cablesystems. "The HD content on these channels is among the best available and we know they will be instant favourites with our customers."

Current Shaw Digital customers in Winnipeg with an HD Digital Terminal and an HD-ready TV will receive these HD channels at no extra cost. HD customers who already subscribe to Movie Central will also receive Movie Central HD at no charge.

Shaw HD Channel lineup
- Channel 301 WJBK Fox Detroit
- Channel 302 WWJ CBS Detroit
- Channel 303 Movie Central HD
- Channel 304 Sportsnet HD
- Channel 305 KFME PBS Fargo
- Channel 306 WDIV NBC Detroit
- Channel 307 WXYZ ABC Detroit

Shaw HD Digital Terminals are available direct from Shaw retail outlets and authorized retailers, and currently retail for $398.88. New customers purchasing the HD Digital Terminal can take advantage of Shaw Digital's special offers and receive up to $159.88 in programming credits when they sign up for Shaw's Total Entertainment or Total Home Bundles. Shaw HD Digital Terminals with built-in Personal Video Recorders are also available for $748.88 before programming credits.

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).

Contact Information

  • Shaw Communications Inc.
    Cam Kernahan
    VP Operations
    (403) 750-4500