Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

July 14, 2005 12:02 ET

Shaw Digital Customers Get a Better Way to Watch Movies

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 14, 2005) -

Remote control ordering of Shaw Video On Demand movies and entertainment to be launched today in Vancouver

Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR): The evolution of TV took another step forward today with the announcement that Shaw Cablesystems is introducing remote control ordering of Video On Demand movies and entertainment in Vancouver.

Shaw Digital customers in Vancouver will be able to order the most popular new release movies and other programming directly from their remote control, and watch it right away with full DVD capabilities like pause, fast forward and rewind.

"The home entertainment experience continues to be revolutionized by the on-demand world, and Shaw is definitely at the forefront with the launch of remote control ordering of Video On Demand programming," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications. "Customers now have the capabilities, right at their fingertips, to choose the movies they want to watch, when they want to watch. With just a couple of clicks on their remote control, customers can order up a hit movie, pause it, and enjoy it as many times as they want during the next 24 hours".

Shaw Video On Demand was launched in late 2002, bringing together Internet and Digital Cable technologies to create the only service of its kind in North America. Shaw Digital customers that also subscribe to Shaw High-Speed Internet will continue to get access to an even larger library of movies by visiting shawondemand.ca. The growing list of entertainment leaders that supply Shaw Video On Demand with titles include Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate Entertainment, Alliance/Atlantis, CBC, and The Anime Network. Shaw is also pleased to provide a wide variety of content in Cantonese, Mandarin, and South Asian languages.

"On Demand entertainment is one of the areas in which cable leaves satellite and telco's in our wake," continued Bissonnette. "Our two-way network and interactive capabilities are used to their full potential in this category and deliver unmatched customer experiences and control."

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet, Digital Phone and satellite direct-to-home ("DTH") services 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.
    Peter Bissonnette
    (403) 750-4500
    Website: www.shaw.ca