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 about ten of those movies will be refreshed weekly.

Movies included in the movie club will typically be older releases which are no longer available through Shaw Video on Demand (VOD) and back catalogue titles. Included with the Movie Club is access to the Movie Central 2 and Encore Avenue 2.

Later this summer Shaw will offer a high definition version of the Movie Club for $17 per month.

Shaw customers who already subscribe to Movie Central will be able to purchase the Standard Definition version of the movie club for $3 per month or $8 per month for the high definition version.

The Movie Club is currently only available to Shaw Gateway customers and through the Shaw online VOD service, however, it is expected to be available through all digital set top in August.

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