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October 17, 2013 15:15 ET

Shaw TV Calgary to Air Unrivaled Commercial-Free Coverage of the 2013 Municipal Election

Election 2013 Airs Monday, October 21 Beginning at 7:30pm MT on Channel 10

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2013) - With Calgarians heading to the polls next week, Shaw TV Calgary is giving viewers extensive municipal election coverage with Election 2013. Airing commercial-free this Monday, October 21, Election 2013 kicks off with a special preview at 7:30pm MT, followed by full coverage from 8pm MT until all results are in, making Shaw TV Calgary the home of uninterrupted municipal election coverage. Shaw TV Calgary airs on Channel 10.

Led by on-air personalities Erin Strate and Phoenix, Election 2013 will include up-to-the-minute poll results from all 14 Calgary Wards as voters cast their ballots for both Councilor and School Board Trustee roles. Shaw TV Calgary will have reporters live, on-location from the election headquarters of incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi as well as former alderman and MLA Jon Lord. Election 2013 will also carry regular voting updates from the outlying communities of Strathmore, Chestermere, High River, Okotoks, Airdrie, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Cochrane, Canmore and Banff.

Election 2013 will bring viewers analysis and commentary from an expert panel of guests, including Keith Brownsey, Mount Royal University political science PhD Professor, and award winning columnist and blogger Mike Morrison. Shaw TV Calgary has partnered with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to have four Broadcast Journalism students assist producers out in the field, ensuring viewers are kept up to date on all the key election storylines as they happen, while highlighting the station's dedication to community programming and the training of volunteers.

Exclusive Election 2013 live streaming coverage, as well as online reports and additional context will made available throughout the evening at shaw.ca/elections. Once election results are in, Shaw TV Calgary will compliment its coverage with a 30-minute special Election 2013 Results Recap, airing 12am MT, and repeating until 12pm MT the following day.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Twitter: @ShawTVCalgary

@Erin_Strate

@Phoenixonair

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShawTVCalgary

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About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw 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 3.3 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.

Contact Information

  • Shaw Communications Inc.
    Chethan Lakshman
    Vice-President, Public Relations and Corporate Communication
    403-930-8448
    www.shaw.ca