Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

October 07, 2005 08:30 ET

Shaw Cable Brings More Canucks NHL Hockey Action Into Your Home with Shaw Pay Per View

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 7, 2005) - Shaw Cablesystems (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR).today announced that Vancouver Canucks hockey games will be offered on Shaw Pay Per View for the 2005/2006 NHL season. This marks the fourth year the Vancouver Canucks will be available to Shaw Digital customers in British Columbia, with 17 broadcast games. The Canucks Pay Per View season kicks off October 16, 2005 against the Dallas Stars.

The 17 game package is available for only $139.95 for residential customers, providing exceptional value at less than $8.00 a game. Individual games can also be ordered for $10.95 each. Each Pay Per View broadcast will feature pre and post-game shows, giving fans a behind the scenes look at their favourite team. The complete schedule for this season's Canucks Pay Per View Package is available at SHAW.CA.

"Shaw has a long history of bringing popular sporting events to our customers through Shaw Pay Per View, and once again we're expanding that involvement by bringing the Vancouver Canucks games to Shaw Digital customers," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications. "NHL hockey fans, renowned for their passion for Canadian hockey, can now closely follow the games not available on regular broadcast cable television. This is another example of Shaw bringing affordable convenient family viewing into our customers' homes."

To catch all the Canucks action customers must have a Shaw Digital Terminal available to purchase through Shaw retail centres or local retailers. Rental options are also available. With Shaw Digital not only do you get digital quality picture and sound, you'll also have access to over 200 channels of entertainment including, 40 channels of commercial-free digital music, access to Pay Per View movies and events and exclusive programming and services such as Shaw On Demand.

For more details on the Canucks Pay Per View Packages or to order Shaw Digital, call 1-888-472-2222 or visit SHAW.CA.

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).

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