September 14, 2006 11:24 ET
Channel 10 to Provide Viewers with Up-to-the-Minute Weather and Live Morning News, Traffic and Sports
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 14, 2006) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) today announced a format change to Saskatoon's Shaw Channel 10. Saskatoon and area residents will be able to view up-to-the-minute, local weather information and live broadcasts of 650 CKOM weekday morning radio shows.
Environment Canada will provide Shaw Channel 10 local weather information which is updated every 10 minutes. Shaw will also partner with Rawlco Radio station 650 CKOM to simulcast its very popular morning drive shows The Brent Loucks Show and John Gormley Live. These will be supplemented with live traffic and weather cameras providing Saskatoon viewers with the best in local morning television coverage.
"Our new partnership with Shaw Communications is an exciting opportunity for Rawlco Radio and CKOM," said Gordon Rawlinson, President of Rawlco Radio. "We are pleased to partner with Shaw as we extend our morning programming to television and offer Saskatoon residents greater access to the information they need to start their day, whether listening on the radio, online or now watching live on Shaw Channel 10."
Shaw TV will also provide the best in local community coverage through a series of daily magazine stories featuring the personalities, issues and major events that define Saskatoon.
"Shaw has a history of providing leading-edge, local programming in our communities across Western Canada. We're delighted to introduce this exciting new format to our cable customers in Saskatoon and are confident that this will become a daily destination channel for all our customers," added Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "We'll be local 24/7/365."
Shaw TV can be found on cable channel 10.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
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.B, NYSE - SJR).
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