Shaw Deploys Dalet’s MAM Platform

Shaw Media has announced it has begun deployment of Dalet’s Media Asset Management (MAM) to help control production, playout, and the distribution system at its Toronto facility. There are numerous tasks in the production process including editing, promo creation, captioning, version management, broadcast, archiving, and delivery to VOD, web, and other platforms. The Dalet MAM [...]

Shaw Media Teams With Social Network Firm, GetGlue

Shaw Media said it has formed an exclusive partnership with GetGlue, a leading social networking platform for entertainment in North America. Canadians will now be able to “check-in” to their favourite TV shows, including the season premiere of Top Chef Canada on Monday March 12th at 10 PM ET/PT. Chris Harris, Head of Online Content [...]

Food Network HD now on Shaw Direct

The Food Network HD, a high definition version of the Canada digital specialty channel, is now available on Shaw Direct (formerly Star Choice).

The station, which is a joint venture between Shaw Media and the Food Network in the U.S, will be on free preview to Shaw Direct through April 6th.

Shaw Communications revenues up 19% in recent quarter

Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television provider, today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2011.

The company reported revenue for the three month period was $1.28 billion, up 19% over the same period last year. Operating income before amortization for the September to November time frame was $566 million, up 18% over the same period a year earlier.

Shaw Direct now offering NBA League Pass

Canada’s number two Direct to Home (DTH) satellite broadcaster today announced that it is now offering the NBA League Pass programming package which offers basketball fans up to 100 NBA games each month.

The package will cost current Shaw Direct subscribers an additional $5.06 per month for both high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) channels.

Shaw Cable gives subscribers 15 more music channels

Shaw Cable, Canada’s largest cable television provider, said this week that it has added fifteen new Galaxie music channels to its digital cable line-up.

The new channels, which are available now, have a focus on cultural music, with stations ranging from Bollywood Hits, to Arabic, to Guangdong. Three channels, appealing to young adults – Canadian Indie, Headbangers and Hip Hop – have also been added.

Digital Forum members get a chance to win an iPad2 by testing Shaw’s WiFi network

As reported on Digital Home in early December, Shaw Communications has begun consumer trials of its broadband wireless network using WiFi technology in Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton.

In order to improve the quality of its new service, Shaw is asking Digital Forum members to try out the new service and then to complete a short survey about their experience.

Five HD channels added to the Shaw Cable line-up

Shaw Communications announced this morning that it has added five new high definition channels to its Western Canadian line-up, Space HD, Discovery HD Animal Planet HD, Bravo HD, and BNN HD.

The five new channels will be on free preview until January 30th for all Shaw Digital HD customers.

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