The standard has been a 48 hour for years. Shaw just did not implement it correctly. No change there. Customers may have been able to keep recorded PPVs longer but Shaw Direct would bill them for watching again after the 48 hour window. The PVR reports back every time a PPV is viewed and the billing department takes care of processing the data. If you watched a years old movie and didn't get billed, count yourself lucky. Shaw Direct's agreement with the studios probably only allows a set viewing window so letting customers keep and watch movies beyond that would contravene Shaw's licensing contract. PPV is very much like like renting a DVD, not purchasing one.