Rogers Acquires Mountain Cablevision & Wireless Spectrum Assets from Shaw

Rogers will acquire Hamilton, ON-based Mountain Cablevision and some wireless spectrum licenses from Shaw Communications in a deal valued at $700 million. Rogers now has the option to buy spectrum holdings in both 10MHz and 20MH bands, in Alberta, Manitoba, Northern Ontario, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Rogers, with the Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) holdings, plans […]

Shaw Shifts Marketing Gears

Shaw Communications has introduced a new marketing platform and redesigned its corporate logo to reflect a more modern, accessible and friendly brand. “In this highly competitive marketplace, brand matters, and we have created a new long-term marketing platform that further enhances our relevance to our customers and our viewers,” noted Brad Shaw, CEO of Shaw […]

Shaw Cable & Shaw Direct Adds The Movie Network OnDemand

Programming from The Movie Network, HBO Canada and The Movie Network Encore is now available as part of the Shaw Exo On Demand and Shaw Direct On Demand services. Subscribers of Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct in eastern Canada are enjoying access to full seasons of HBO titles such as Boardwalk Empire, True Blood and […]

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 […]

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.

Fire log and Christmas music channels return to Shaw

Shaw announced today the return of the Shaw Fire Log, back for its 25th holiday season, along with other holiday programming for cable and satellite television customers.

In addition, Shaw has added Christmas music channels which are available on the Galaxie channels and online through the Galaxie Broadband Player.

Saturday Night Live arrives on Shaw VOD

American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL) is now available on Shaw Video-on-demand (VOD).

Shaw Cable becomes the first Canadian television provider to offer full seasons of Saturday Night Live commercial free on its VOD service.

Shaw adopts DreamGallery to build its electronic program guide

Shaw Communications announced this week that it has adopted Motorola’s new DreamGallery software which will enable the cable giant to develop custom electronic program guides for its digital Cable set top boxes.

DreamGallery is a cloud-based HTML5 video tool suite which Motorola says will give Shaw the ability to create customized television portals for advanced user navigation, features, and functionality.

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