Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

November 03, 2014 13:05 ET

With shomi, There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a Shaw Customer

Video streaming service will offer thousands of hours of premium on-demand television and movie programming

Combined with Shaw Go WiFi, Rdio, and a robust suite of TV Everywhere apps, shomi ensures Shaw customers never miss a thing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 3, 2014) -

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Shaw Communications is pleased to announce that all Internet and cable customers will be able to access a free beta trial of shomi - the new and highly anticipated subscription video-on-demand service - available November 4.

Available for use on select tablets and mobile devices, online, and on set top boxes, shomi provides access to the most popular movies and TV shows, while enhancing the overall value for Shaw's Internet and cable subscriber base across Western Canada. Shaw customers will be given a one month free trial of shomi, with Shaw Internet customers getting an additional two months access through the shomi app and website. shomi will also be coming soon to Xbox 360 and Chromecast.

"Introducing shomi underscores our desire to give our customers access to the best content and services, when and where they need them," said Chris Kucharski, Senior Vice-President, Consumer, Shaw Communications. "With its vast selection of titles and game-changing functionality, shomi will provide our customers with yet another cutting-edge high-value service in addition to Shaw Go WiFi, Rdio and our TV Everywhere library of content apps."

With its slick, visually appealing interface and the ability to assign six user profiles per account, shomi will give customers unlimited access to the most iconic TV shows from past years, cult-classic and fan-favourite films as well as exclusive titles and original content. Once the trial has concluded, Shaw Internet and cable customers can enjoy shomi for $8.99 a month.

As an added benefit, Shaw Internet and cable customers will be able to view shomi content through the use of Shaw's industry-leading Shaw Go WiFi service, Canada's largest WiFi network of more than 45,000 WiFi locations in Western Canada. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or by downloading the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company. Shaw serves 3.2 million consumers and businesses through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw provides consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video services. Shaw Business provides businesses with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services, and ViaWest provides collocation, cloud and managed services. 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 about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

About shomi

shomi is a brand new kind of subscription video streaming service curated by people who love popcorn and magic. shomi makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it. Combining the passion and knowledge of our entertainment experts with the power of technology, shomi offers recommendations and collections that help our members always find something good to watch. We are made in Canada. shomi is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications. Want more information? Visit www.shomi.com.

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