by Christina Peden Rogers and Shaw announced a new joint venture this week in a bid to compete with popular streaming service Netflix. Shomi, a new video-on-demand service, is set to launch Canada-wide in the first week of November with a subscription price of $8.99, putting it in line with Netflix in terms of cost. [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
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, 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.
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.