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February 04, 2010

Shaw Direct Adds V HD to Lineup, Offers Exclusive Programming

By Raja Singh Chaudhary, TMCnet Contributor


Shaw Communications (News - Alert) Inc., a Canada based provider of diversified communications services, has reportedly announced that its Shaw Direct service is going to add the V network in its current High Definition offerings, which will enable the customers of this service to have even more French programming to choose from. The company provides its broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone (News - Alert) and telecommunications services through Shaw Business Solutions, and satellite direct-to-home services through Shaw Direct. 


V High Definition, or “V HD,” is the 10th new HD channel that Shaw Direct has added to its offerings during the last year, and builds on Shaw Direct's extensive Francophone line-up, which comprises of five V channels in Standard Definition. After the inclusion of V HD into the Shaw Direct bouquet of channels, the customers will now have access to even more French coverage. It will include the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, feature news, extensive movies and top selling live events offered in crystal clear High Definition, promising wholesome quality entertainment to the viewers. 

According to Peter Bissonnette, president of Shaw Communications, being proud supporters of the Canadian athletes, Shaw Direct is pleased to be able to offer its customers all the action of the Games in High Definition with V HD. Bissonnette noted that with the addition of this network and Shaw Direct’s expansion of French programming and HD channels, there has never been a better time to experience the services offered by the company. 

During the whole month of February 2010, the company will offer all V channels for a free preview in Standard and High Definition. All the Shaw Direct French Essential subscribers who are able to access HD programming being beamed to them, will be able to access the V HD on channels 248/388 at Classic/Advanced services as a value-added benefit. 

July last year, Shaw Direct introduced its new interactive weather information service named Shaw Direct Weather, which enabled its customers in having local and international weather at their fingertips. The service provided the Shaw Direct customers with customizable, 5-day weather forecasts from more than 1,500 Canadian communities, U.S. cities, and popular international destinations in both English and French through two dedicated channels numbered 397 and 739. Initially the company had rolled out the new channels on a free preview basis for a duration of one week to all customers with receivers that had on-screen picture-in-guide capability, including the models DSR 207/209, 317/319, 505 and HD PVR530.

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

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