Shaw Media and CIBC partner for HGTV Canada's Income Property and Scott McGillivray

Comprehensive Partnership Includes Special Events, Sponsorships, Integrations and Endorsements by Host, Scott McGillivray

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TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Shaw Media announced today an industry leading partnership with CIBC for HGTV Canada's Income Property. Hosted by Scott McGillivray, Income Property has attracted enormous attention across the country over its first six seasons, and with its recent expansion to a full hour, the hit show is poised to build on its already impressive audience.

The partnership agreement includes strategic in-show integrations; personal appearances and speaking engagements with Scott at CIBC events, in branch promotions, digital and social integrations and more.

"With three equal partners, this goes far beyond any sponsorship deal to date," said Errol Da-Re, Senior Vice President, Sales for Shaw Media. "We'll be working closely with CIBC along with Scott and his team on this innovative approach to merge our assets and connect with Canadians like never before. We will be reaching consumers in multiple areas - from their living rooms to their local CIBC branch."

"CIBC is very excited to be working with trusted Canadian real estate and home renovation expert and host of HGTV's Income Property, Scott McGillivray. Working together we can help our clients who want to better equip themselves with financial know-how prior to buying or renovating their home," said Veni Iozzo, CIBC's Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Strategy."

The all-new season of Income Property premieres this Thursday at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada, which reveals McGillivray as a triple threat expert in real estate, renovation and finance. He'll guide couples through the full costs and benefits of income property ownership in order to make their financial dreams a reality - from buying the house, building the suite and finally banking the rental cheques.

HGTV Canada is a Shaw Media Network

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw 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 18 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.

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

SOURCE: HGTV - Home and Garden Television

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Chris McDowall
Director of Corporate Communications
Shaw Communications
416-967-3132
chris.mcdowall@shawmedia.ca 

Sean Hamilton
Director, External Relations and Media
CIBC
416-304-8456
sean.hamilton@cibc.com