Shaw Communications Inc.
NYSE : SJR
TSX : SJR.B

Shaw Communications Inc.

December 21, 2006 11:12 ET

Showcase and National Geographic Channel Premier on Shaw's High Definition Television Line Up

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 21, 2006) - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) today announced the addition of Showcase and National Geographic channels in High Definition (HD) to its ever expanding HD line-up. Shaw HDTV customers can now enjoy these popular programming services in full HDTV.

Showcase - Television Without Borders - offers leading-edge dramas such as CSI, Weeds and Six Feet Under. National Geographic Channel offers spectacular programming from nature's finest and wildest moments to the wonders of science and technology. These two new channels have been added to Shaw's new HD Plus package in response to customers' requests for more high definition programming.

"The addition of Showcase and National Geographic Channel to our HD line-up demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with the best in HDTV programming," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "The future of television is HDTV and we will continue to add new HDTV services as they become available."

For more information about Shaw HD Packages or to order a Shaw HD or HDPVR digital terminal call 1-888-472-2222 or visit SHAW.CA.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice) to 3.1 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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