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  1. Operating Income at Shaw Communications climbs 15%

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    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...
  2. TSN Jets channels premieres tonight

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    TSN Jets, a new specialty channel dedicated to the Winnipeg Jets hockey team, premieres tonight when the Jets take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a capacity crowd at the MTS Centre. The pay channel will be available to almost half a million homes in the Winnipeg Jets broadcast region...
  3. MTS and Shaw sign deals to carry TSN Jets Channel

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    Over the last several days, MTS and Shaw have both announced deals with TSN which will see the new TSN Jets Channel air on MTS TV, Shaw Cable and Canada's second largest direct-to-home satellite television service, Shaw Direct. TSN Jets will broadcast more than 60 regional regular season and...
  4. Shaw's Western Canadian WiFi Network to launch in Spring 2012

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    Early this year after completing a strategic review of its business, Shaw Communications announced that it had cancelled its plans to build a wireless network in Western Canada. In its place, the company would invest in building a broadband wireless network using WiFi technologies. Today Shaw...
  5. Shaw cancels plans to build a Wireless Network

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    In 2008, Shaw spent $190 million for wireless spectrum in Western Canada. The company's goal at the time was to offer its more than two million customers in the west the quadruple play of services - Internet, wireline phone, TV and wireless. Now, after a strategic review of the wireless...
  6. Shaw Direct says no to MPEG-4 until launch of Anik G1

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    In a notice posted on its website on Thursday, Shaw Broadcast Services has confirmed what many Digital Home readers had already suspected. Shaw will not convert any existing MPEG-2 signals to MPEG-4 until the launch of the Anik G1 satellite at the end of 2012. The announcement is significant...
  7. Studios demand Shaw remove content from Movie Club

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    The Financial Post newspaper is reporting today that Shaw Cable has been hit with numerous cease and desist orders from the major movie studios over content on Shaw's new Movie Club. A source for the studios told the post that Shaw owned Corus Entertainment has only negotiated the rights to...
  8. Shaw gets approval for National Sports Channel

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    In a broadcasting decisions handed down this week by the CRTC, the federal regulator has approved an application by Shaw to operate a national, English-language sports channel. Shaw had applied for the category 2 digital specialty channel last December saying the station would air competitive...
  9. Shaw Cable opens up the Movie Club

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    In what appears to be a direct response to the arrival of Netflix in Canada, Shaw Shaw Cable now offering the Shaw Movie Club. For $12 a month, $4 per month more than Netflix, the Movie Club gives customers access unlimited access to two hundred movie titles in standard definition. Shaw says...
  10. Shaw breaks ground on new data centre in Calgary

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    Shaw Communications announced today it was breaking ground on a new energy efficient data centre in Calgary, Alberta which will be used to increase Shaw's broadband internet capacity. Expected to be completed by 2014, the center is expected to achieve LEED certification by employing a number...
  11. Galaxie on line?

    Bell Satellite TV
    Is there a way to listen to the Galaxie music channels on-line using my Bell TV account? The Galaxie web site has links for Shaw, Rogers and Videotron customers. http://www.galaxie.ca/en_CA/
  12. Shaw acquires Sun Country Cablevision

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    Shaw Communications announced late last Friday that it completed its acquisition of the cable system assets of Sun Country Cablevision Ltd. and its affiliated companies Armstrong Cablecom Ltd. and Enderby Cablecom Ltd. With just 19 employees, Sun is small company offering television, internet...
  13. Simultaneous Ring Issues

    Shaw High Speed Internet and Home Phone
    I have my home # set with simultaneous ring to ring on my cell. It works mostly great. Except I cannot call my home phone #. When I call home, it's simultaneously ringing my cell which makes my cell's voicemail answer immediately, so it's like I just called voicemail from my cell. If I was...
  14. Shaw revenues up 36% in recent quarter

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    Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television and cable telephone provider, has announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year ending May 31, 2011. The company reported revenue for the three month period was $1.82 billion, up 36% over the same period...
  15. Shaw Motorola DCX3200 audio issue - HELP!

    Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    Hello, I'm in a tight situation on a job -- I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me out. I have a small installation at a restaurant where the client has 2 Motorola DCX3200 set top boxes and Shaw service. They wanted to get sound to both the background speakers and the local plasma...
  16. Shaw unveils new Internet and digital television bundles

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    Canada's largest Television and Internet Service provider Shaw Communications this week announced new broadband internet and television pricing bundles which the company says were developed after five weeks of customer consultation during February and March. In addition to the new bundles, the...
  17. Shaw Cable: Movie Club General Discussion (read first post before posting)

    Shaw Cable
    The purpose of this thread is to discuss Shaw's new Movie Club VOD Service. As of June 7, 2011, this service is available to all Shaw customers with digital terminals in VOD-ready markets (excl. Ontario). Updated service information is available in Post # 39...
  18. Shaw Gateway television system launches in Calgary

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    In Calgary last week, without any fanfare, Shaw Cable launched the Shaw Gateway made by Arris which offers Shaw digital cable customers a Whole Home High Definition Personal Video Recording (HD PVR) solution. At the heart of the system is the Gateway, a digital set top box type device which...
  19. Guidelines for buying a used Cable set top box in Canada

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    Cogeco (Ont) will allow you to use an outside STB so long as it is supported on their network. Cogeco (Que) will only allow you to use a unit already authorized in their system. Eastlink will allow you to use an outside STB so long as it is supported on their network. Eastlink does share...
  20. Shaw and Telus expected to implement Usage Based Billing (UBB) later this year

    Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    Now after five weeks of consultations with it customers in February and March, it appears that Canada’s largest internet service provider will go ahead with its original plan of charging additional fees to consumers who exceed their bandwidth cap. This has been reported in the Shaw Internet and...
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