Shaw launches TV Everywhere: Shaw customers get access to premium HBO® programs on the go
September 20, 2012
Calgary, Alberta (September 20, 2012) — Shaw Communications Inc. today launched Shaw Go, a service delivering the latest premium television programs to customers anyplace, anytime on popular mobile devices, including the Apple iPad and new iPhone 5. The first phase of Shaw Go is the Movie Central app, delivering the latest seasons of HBO® Canada and Movie Central programming direct to Internet-enabled devices of Shaw and Shaw Direct customers who subscribe to Movie Central.
“Shaw Go is our answer to consumers who want TV everywhere – to access content on the go and on demand. In the coming months, we will deliver to Shaw customers the most user-friendly, innovative and convenient ways to enjoy their favourite TV shows, movies and sports,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “Popular HBO® TV shows and blockbuster Hollywood movies delivered by Movie Central are just the beginning of what customers can expect from Shaw Go. With Shaw, they won’t miss a thing.”
With Shaw Go and the Movie Central app, Shaw Movie Central subscribers can now watch new seasons of incredibly popular HBO® original series like Game of Thrones, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, as well as favourite movies like The Iron Lady, J. Edgar and The Artist – wherever and whenever they choose.
In the coming months, Shaw Go will expand to include live streaming TV, On Demand content and a selection of family-focused programming. The Movie Central app is provided at no extra cost to Shaw customers who currently subscribe to Movie Central as part of their TV package. To begin watching their favourite movies and TV shows anywhere, customers will need to download the app, currently available for Apple iOS devices, by visiting www.shaw.ca/shawgo.
The Shaw Go Movie Central app is a leap forward in content delivery, offering Shaw customers an unparalleled experience combining ease of use, alongside a compelling interface to enjoy the best TV and movies on the go. The app provides several features that enhance the user experience, including intelligent streaming, which provides the most optimal video quality based on Internet connection speed, and video bookmarking, which allows customers to stop and resume video playback at their convenience.
Customers have the added benefit of being able to access content on Western Canada’s largest WiFi network when within the Shaw Exo WiFi network, now with thousands of WiFi access points available to Shaw Internet customers.
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 3.4 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 Television 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
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Shaw Communications Inc.
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