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Encyclopedia > Shaw Communications
Shaw Communications Inc.
Type Public (TSX: SJR.B NYSESJR)
Founded 1966 (as the Capital Cable Television Co. Ltd.)
1984 (as Shaw Cablesystems Ltd.)
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Key people J.R. Shaw (chairman)
Industry telecommunications
Products cable television, high speed internet, telephone
Revenue $2.4 billion CAD (2006)
Net income $464.4 million CAD (2006)
Employees 8,200 (2007)
Website www.shaw.ca

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The company grew during the 1980s and 1990s through acquisitions of firms including Classicomm in the Toronto area, Access Communications in Nova Scotia, Fundy Cable in New Brunswick, Trillium Cable in Ontario, Telecable in Saskatchewan, and Videon Cablesystems of Winnipeg, which had itself previously acquired Vidéotron's assets in Alberta. However, two swaps, in 1994 and 2001, with Rogers Cable have resulted in its assets being restricted to western Canada and a few areas of northern Ontario. Classicomm was a small cable provider in Canada and namely in select markets in Southern Ontario. ... For information on the Saskatchewan cable company, see Access Communications. ... Fundy Cable was a Canadian cable television provider, which served all major New Brunswick communities except for the Sackville area at the time of its purchase by Shaw Communications in 1999. ... CUC Broadcasting was a Canadian media company. ... For other uses, see Saskatchewan (disambiguation). ... Videon Cablesystems was a Cable television service in Manitoba, Alberta, and for a short period northwest Ontario, Canada. ... Vidéotron Limited is an integrated communications company active in cable television, interactive multimedia development, video on demand, wireless communication and Internet access services, serving Quebec, Canada. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ...


Shaw is also the parent of Shaw Satellite Services (previously Canadian Satellite Communications, or Cancom) and, through Shaw Satellite Services, Star Choice, one of Canada's two national direct broadcast satellite providers. For many years it also owned a number of radio stations and specialty television services; these assets were later spun off into Corus Entertainment in an effort to satisfy a now-repealed Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) policy discouraging cross-ownership of cablesystems and specialty services. Shaw Satellite Services, previously Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. ... Star Choice is a direct broadcast satellite television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... Corus Entertainment Inc. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ...

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Eponymous buildings

Shaw Tower in Vancouver Shaw Tower located at 1067 W. Cordova St is home to Shaw Communications Vancouver operations. ... The Shaw Conference Centre, colloquially called The SHAW, is a convention centre located in Edmonton, AB. Its namesake is the Shaw Communications company. ...

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See also

. Shaw TV is a locally-based community television service operated by cable TV company Shaw Communications, and is available to Shaw Cable subscribers in most major communities throughout western Canada. ... Classicomm was a small cable provider in Canada and namely in select markets in Southern Ontario. ...


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Shaw Communications earns less but hikes dividend (626 words)
Shaw Communications Inc. raised its annual dividend by nine per cent Friday while reporting lower fourth-quarter profit.
Shaw boosted its annual dividend by six cents a share to 72 cents on Class B non-voting shares and 71.75 cents on Class A shares, beginning with the Dec. 28 payment.
Shaw said the company increased its workforce in the last two years by more than 1,500 to about 9,000 employees, despite tight labour markets.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Shaw Communications (4015 words)
Shaw is also the parent of Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom) and, through Cancom, StarChoice, one of Canada's two national direct broadcast satellite providers.
Shaw is Western Canada's largest cable company and the second-largest in Canada behind Toronto-based Rogers Communications Inc. But all of the country's major cable companies are expected to enter the phone business.
Shaw also said the company's basic cable subscribers increased by 17,109, digital customers grew by 21,501 and Internet customers were up 47,748 to 1.07 million.
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