TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Shaw Media ("Shaw") and Rogers
Communications ("Rogers") announced today a significant long-term
agreement for the continued distribution of all Shaw Media services,
including top-performing channels like History Television, HGTV Canada,
Showcase, as well as on-demand rights to Global TV content. With this
deal, Rogers cable customers will continue to have access to some of
the best in lifestyle and drama programming through the Rogers Digital
VIP package and RogersOnDemand.com
"It is extremely gratifying to renew our long-standing relationship with
Rogers and secure their continued support of our leading specialty
television brands. The agreement acknowledges our investment in
programming, aggressive evolution to high definition offerings and
leadership in the on-demand space," said Paul Robertson, President,
Shaw Media. "This deal is a positive sign that industry players can
find middle ground and come to an agreement."
"Customers win when cable and media companies work together to make
content available and affordable on multiple screens," said David
Purdy, VP Video Products, Rogers Communications Inc. "Our long-term
deal with Shaw gives Rogers customers access to highly sought-after
world-class entertainment on their mobiles, on demand and on-line,
providing the very best TV Anywhere experience they expect from
This deal will ensure that Shaw's specialty programming will be
available on-demand, online and on mobile, through linear, VOD,
broadband and mobile rights.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services
(through Shaw Business Solutions), satellite direct-to-home services
(through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw
Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, including 1.8 million
Internet subscribers and over 1.0 million Digital Phone customers,
through a reliable and extensive network, which comprises 625,000
kilometres of fibre. Shaw Media includes the second largest
conventional television network 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).
About Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable
television, high speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers
Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and
digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
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