Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

August 18, 2006 13:16 ET

Shaw Communications Inc.: RAI International Launches in Vancouver

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 18, 2006) - Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced today the addition of RAI International to its Digital channel line-up for customers in the Lower Mainland.

Customers who currently subscribe to Telelatino (TLN) will have the option of subscribing to RAI International and expanding their Italian programming choices. RAI International is the international service of Italy's largest television broadcaster. This service broadcasts the best programs from RAI's domestic channels in 238 countries around the world. RAI International offers a variety of content 24 hours a day, including a uniquely Italian perspective on news and current affairs, culture, cooking, sports, films, and original programs. RAI International's target audience consists of Italian communities abroad and people who are interested in Italy and Italian culture.

RAI International will be available on Shaw Digital channel 127 until September 15, 2006 at no cost for all Shaw customers who have a Digital Cable Terminal. RAI will then be added to Shaw's extensive digital channel line-up, for only $2.49 per month.

For more information on RAI or Shaw Digital TV, customers can contact Shaw at 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, 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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