Shaw launches three new apps to complement popular Shaw Go Kids content
New apps give parents and children access to Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior programs anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices
April 08, 2014
Calgary, Alberta (April 8, 2014) — Shaw Communications Inc. today announced the release of three additional Shaw Go kids apps exclusively available to Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct subscribers. Designed with kids in mind, these new apps will provide kids and parents alike with access to popular children's shows including, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Austin & Ally and Mighty Med. Shaw Go Family, Shaw Go Disney XD and Shaw Go Disney Junior are available for download today on iOS and Android devices.
"The exciting launch of the Shaw Go Kids apps truly enhances our great children's programming with added flexibility, access and convenience for our customers," said Jay Mehr, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Shaw Communications Inc. "The expansion of the Shaw Go apps suite is a continuation of our commitment to provide our customers with the content they want to watch, when and how they want it."
Designed for the young user
Shaw Go Disney Junior utilizes a character-driven carousel and easy-to-navigate display perfect for children ages 2-7. For the teen and tween age categories, the Family and Disney XD apps feature intelligent streaming to provide the best video quality possible regardless of connection speed. All Shaw Go kids apps include video bookmarking capabilities to stop and play-back shows at anytime as well as parental controls that require PIN access.
Easy to access
Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers can download the apps by visiting shaw.ca/shawgo or shawdirect.ca/shawgo. Shaw Go Family, Shaw Go Disney XD and Shaw Go Disney Junior are available to all Shaw Cable subscribers. At launch, Shaw Direct subscribers will have access to the Shaw Go Family and Shaw Go Disney Junior apps for download.
As a significant value-add, Shaw Internet customers are able to complement their use of these apps by accessing the Shaw Go WiFi network. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or through the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.