Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

October 02, 2014 13:13 ET

Shaw Expands TV Everywhere Offering With Sportsnet Now

Sportsnet subscribers have access to live, 24/7 HD streaming of MLB, NFL, regional NHL games, and some of the most exciting sports content from around the world

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2014) - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today announced the launch of Sportsnet NOW the latest addition to Shaw's TV Everywhere content library. With Sportsnet NOW, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct subscribers will have 24/7 access to high-quality, HD sports content and programming from around the world. Sportsnet NOW is available today for all iOS and Android devices or online through users' Internet browser.

"With Sportsnet NOW, we're giving Shaw customers the ability to access great sports content wherever and whenever they want on a variety of different devices, including mobile phones, tablets or online," said Jay Mehr, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Shaw Communications. "The Sportsnet NOW app is a fantastic addition to Shaw's already robust TV Everywhere lineup, and the perfect complement to our leading Shaw Go WiFi service."

Through Sportsnet NOW, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers will be given instant access to live, streaming content from all the Sportsnet channels they subscribe to, including Sportsnet Ontario, East, West and Pacific, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, and Sportsnet World. Sportsnet viewers in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal will also get access to regional NHL games on the app.

"It's all about choice and access for the sports fan, never missing a moment of their favourite player or team when they're away from their TV," said Pary Bell, Vice President of NHL & Sportsnet, Digital Media, Rogers. "The timing couldn't be better for subscribers to get Sportsnet NOW as we head into the busiest, most exciting time on the sports calendar."

The Sportsnet NOW app will allow users to create notification reminders for upcoming live events, pause and rewind content after first airing, and - through Internet browser usage - the ability to watch up to four Sportsnet channels at once. With the MLB Playoffs, NFL and NHL seasons now in full-swing, the Sportsnet NOW app will provide the perfect viewing experience for all sports enthusiasts.

Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers who subscribe to Sportsnet in their cable package can download the app or view content online by visiting www.sportsnet.ca/now. Sportsnet NOW is the latest in a selection of 14 TV Everywhere apps available to Shaw customers in Canada.

As an added benefit, Shaw Internet customers west of Ontario are able to complement their use of Sportsnet NOW through the Shaw Go WiFi service. As Canada's largest WiFi network, customers can view this exclusive content in over 40,000 WiFi locations across Shaw's footprint. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or by downloading the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, 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 about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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