Digital TV News: Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications unveils X1-based BlueSky TV
Jan 11, 2017 – Shaw Communications has unveiled Shaw BlueSky TV, a premium television product for Canadians powered by Comcast’s X1 platform. BlueSky TV's voice-controlled remote makes it easier than ever for customers to discover content.
News categories: Shaw Communications, Comcast, Brad Shaw, Jay Mehr, Tony Werner, Cable TV, Canada, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middleware

Shaw Communications launches FreeRange TV
Jan 6, 2016 – Shaw Communications has announced the launch of FreeRange TV™, a service that allows viewing of TV shows and movies anytime, anywhere. FreeRange TV™ provides Shaw’s video customers with a mobile destination that combines their TV and content subscriptions in one place.
News categories: Shaw Communications, Brad Shaw, Cable TV, Canada, Content Distribution, Digital TV, TV Everywhere

Shaw abandons IPTV plan, trials Comcast X1
Jun 25, 2015 – With its latest results, Shaw Communications announced that it is working with Comcast to begin a technical trial of their cloud-based X1 platform, and has abandoned its own IPTV platform development.
News categories: Shaw Communications, Cable TV, Canada, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Results, Set Top Box, Subscribers

Global pay TV subscriber base to pass 924.4 million in 2014
Feb 13, 2015 – The worldwide pay-TV market is expected to grow 5% in 2014, surpassing 924.4 million subscribers according to ABI Research. IPTV is expected to grow by a market-leading 14%.
News categories: ABI Research, Jake Saunders, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, Satellite, Subscribers, Worldwide

Rogers TV subscribers down 8,000 in 4Q 2014
Jan 29, 2015 – Rogers Communications has announced results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. Television revenue decreased by 2% in the quarter as a result of the decline in television subscribers.
News categories: Rogers Communications, Cable TV, Canada, Results, Subscribers

Shaw cable and satellite subscribers down 30,295 in latest quarter
Jan 14, 2015 – Shaw Communications has announced results for the first quarter ended November 30, 2014. Consumer Cable Video subscribers declined 11,923 and Satellite Video subscribers decreased 18,372 during the period.
News categories: Shaw Communications, Cable TV, Canada, Results, Satellite, Subscribers

Canada's Rogers and Shaw launch 'shomi' subscription VOD service
Aug 26, 2014 – Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have launched shomi, a subscription VOD service. Available initially on tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set top boxes, shomi will launch in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV customers.
News categories: Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, shomi, Keith Pelley, Barbara Williams, Canada, Digital TV, Gaming, Set Top Box, Smartphone, Streaming, Tablet

Shaw cable video subscribers down 20,000 in the quarter
Apr 10, 2014 – Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) has announced results for the quarter ended February 28, 2014. During the quarter, cable video subscribers decreased 20,758, and DTH customers decreased by 1,405.
News categories: Shaw Communications, Cable TV, Canada, Results, Satellite, Subscribers

Shaw announces first quarter financial and operating results
Jan 14, 2014 – Shaw Communications has announced results for the first quarter ended November 30, 2013. During the quarter cable video subscribers decreased 29,619 and Shaw Direct DTH subscribers declined by 9,323.
News categories: Shaw Communications, Cable TV, Canada, Results, Satellite, Subscribers