CALGARY and TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Shaw Communications Inc. and Corus
Entertainment Inc. introduce a new dimension to television viewing, to provide
the largest offering of 3-D TV in Canada. A first in the marketplace, Shaw
Video on Demand and Corus' Movie Central will roll out a range of ongoing 3-D
content - from box office feature films, family programming, sports, concert
events and specials - directly into your home.
"We are convinced that 3-D is the next big breakthrough for enhancing the
in-home entertainment experience, and we are committed to developing the
content and advancing the technology to support this," said Jim Shaw, Chief
Executive Officer and Vice Chair, Shaw Communications Inc. "With the recent
success of 3-D theatrical films at the box office and with an expanding lineup
of live action and animated 3-D content in the works, there is clearly a
growing excitement and appetite for 3-D entertainment and Shaw is at the
forefront of this innovation."
Shaw Video on Demand and Movie Central's initial schedule of 3-D content,
set to launch this summer, will include NASCAR: The IMAX Experience and film
titles such as Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D starring Brendan Fraser
and based on Jules Verne's classic tale of exploration, and Warner Bros. Deep
Sea, the 3-D IMAX underwater adventure narrated by Kate Winslet and Johnny
Depp. Shaw will provide free "red and blue" 3-D glasses to all its
"Corus is very excited to be partnering with Shaw on the next wave of TV
viewing," said John Cassaday, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment. "By
providing world-class content in leading edge formats like 3-D, HD, digital
and video on demand, Movie Central offers viewers the ultimate entertainment
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose
core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet,
Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions)
and satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct). The Company
serves 3.4 million customers, including over 1.6 million Internet and 750,000
Digital Phone customers, through a reliable and extensive network, which
comprises 625,000 kilometres of fibre. 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 Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with
additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television
broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The
company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network,
CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio
stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A
publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York
(CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For further information:
For further information: Jim Shaw, Shaw Communications Inc., (403)
750-4500; John Cassaday, Corus Entertainment Inc., (416) 642-3773