I'll direct you to the "Programming Brochure West (PDF)
" on shawdirect.ca.
Starting on the page with (2) Choose between our Digital Favourites or Personalize Your Own
, you can start with Digital Favourites (includes the "Speciality Channels" plus "English Essentials") or
do a "Personalized Package" where you build your own. This includes "English Essentials", plus the specified number of bundles.
If you scroll to the next page, (3) Choose Your Bundles
, the bundles are listed. You can't
move channels around in a bundle. For example, if I don't like "CNN" and want "Bloomberg TV" instead, I can't
swap one for the other and still call it the Real Life bundle.
However, if you scroll down to the next page, (5) Choose from our Fabulous Extras
, you'll see the "A la carte" (also known as Pick n Pay) channels. These are channels you can take individually. So if I want "Bloomberg TV", I can add it outside of a bundle.
Not all channels are available individually at this time based on licensing.
Also note that all prices in the brochure include 1.5% LPIF, this will drop to 1% in September so prices will drop slightly.
If you want descriptions of the channels, these are available on the website in non-PDF format: http://www.shawdirect.ca/english/wha....asp?t=SPECIAL
(This also tells you where a specific channel is available, for example TCM is available in Digital Favourites and the Fun Stuff bundle).
Does this help? As mentioned earlier, DirecTV is a bit simpler because they effectively operate on the tiered cable-style packaging. You can't pick and choose bundles, if you want a particular channel (DIY, for example) you need to move all the way up 2 tiers to the "Choice Xtra" package. This lends itself to single page programming brochures a little better!