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.

Shaw launches broadband WiFi network trial

Shaw Communications today announced it has begun consumer trials of its broadband wireless network using WiFi technology.

The company says Shaw High Speed Internet customers can trial the service at a limited number of locations, including malls, restaurants and fitness facilities, in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

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 Communications

Shaw Communications, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is a Canadian telecommunications company that provides cable television, digital telephony, and Internet services mostly in British Columbia and Alberta, with smaller systems in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario.

The company also offers direct-to-home satellite television service across Canada under the Shaw Direct banner, formerly known as Star Choice

Shaw announces WiFi network trial in Western Canada

At the beginning of September, Shaw Communications announced that it had cancelled its plans to build a wireless network in Western Canada. In its place the company would build a broadband wireless network using WiFi technologies.

Shaw today announced it will conduct a technical trial of the new network, called HotSpot 2.0, in conjunction with its technology supplier, Cisco Systems.

Operating Income at Shaw Communications climbs 15%

Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television provider, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending August 31, 2011.

The company reported consolidated revenue of $1.18 billion during the final quarter of the year, up 26% over the same period in 2010. Revenues for the entire 2011 fiscal year were $4.74 billion, up 28% from 2010.

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