Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

March 17, 2015 15:00 ET

Shaw Communications Tags WWE Network to Customers in Advance of Wrestlemania 31

Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct subscribers given access to thousands of hours of content, and all 12 live WWE events, just in time for the biggest wrestling event of 2015

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced today it is giving customers access to non-stop wrestling action with the WWE Network. Available today for Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers, the subscription-based network will give members of the WWE Universe access to premium wrestling programming, including all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events, original series and documentaries, exclusive on-demand content, as well as access to the WWE Network online and mobile apps.

"WWE viewers are some of the most passionate and loyal of our cable and satellite customers and we are happy to be giving them unparalleled access to WWE's extensive content catalogue," says Katherine Emberly, Vice President, Operations, Shaw Communications. "From original programming, documentaries and reality shows, to every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view event ever, the WWE Network gives subscribers access to a staggering amount of content, just in time for the biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania 31, coming next Saturday, March 29."

Subscription to the WWE Network subscription includes:

  • All 12 live WWE pay-per-view events, including SummerSlam, WrestleMania and Royal Rumble.
  • The most comprehensive wrestling video-on-demand library featuring all WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-views, and classic matches uncut and uncensored.
  • 'My Watchlist' which will allow customers to create a list of episodes or entire series to watch at a later date.

In addition, Shaw customers who subscribe to the WWE network get access to the WWE App. Available online and for download on mobile devices, the WWE App features 24/7 streaming of scheduled WWE programming, a massive on-demand library, and provides subscribers an exclusive second screen companion experience while watching WWE Network programs on their main screen.

The WWE Network is available to Shaw Cable subscribers as a pick-and-pay option on channel 225, and Shaw Direct subscribers on channels 117 or 617. Shaw customers who choose not to subscribe to the network can still access live WWE events through the traditional pay-per-view option.

About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, serving 3.2 million customers through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video products and services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services offers North American enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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