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Winnipeg and Shaw Power Up Free Wi-Fi in Civic Facilities

Winnipeg and Shaw Power Up Free Wi-Fi in Civic Facilities

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Lights on an internet switch are lit up as with users in an office in Ottawa, on February 10, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Free wireless internet access is now available at more than 130 city facilities through a partnership with the City of Winnipeg and Shaw Communications.

“Access to Wi-Fi is an important resource for residents no matter where they are in our city. With the support of Shaw, we can now offer free Wi-Fi at nearly all of our community centres, indoor pools, arenas, and libraries,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

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3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Shaw Communications says 3,300 of its employees have decided to take a voluntary buyout package — far above the company’s original estimate of about 650.

The Calgary-based company says about one-quarter of its workforce will be departing over an 18-month period as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.

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Shaw BlueSky TV Takes Television to the Next Level

Shaw BlueSky TV Takes Television to the Next Level

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Television these days has become complicated. From endless viewing options, built-in features you didn’t know existed, to not being able to find what you want, when you want.

Shaw BlueSky TV is a completely different viewing experience than what you’ve traditionally become used to when you sit down to watch the big game or catch up on your favourite Netflix show.

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Shaw to Bolster Freedom Mobile with Spectrum Deal, Sell ViaWest for $2.3 Billion

Shaw to Bolster Freedom Mobile with Spectrum Deal, Sell ViaWest for $2.3 Billion

By The Canadian Press

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. is moving to strengthen its Freedom Mobile wireless business through a deal with Quebecor that will be largely funded by selling its U.S.-based ViaWest unit for C$2.3 billion.

The Calgary-based company says money from the ViaWest sale will help pay for C$430 million worth of spectrum licences in British Columbia, Alberta, and southern Ontario that it plans to buy from Quebecor — subject to federal approvals.

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Shaw Launches ‘WideOpen Internet 150’ Plan

Shaw Launches ‘WideOpen Internet 150’ Plan

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Shaw Internet customers can now download music and movies at faster speeds than ever before.

The Calgary-based communications company has introduced WideOpen Internet 150, meaning customers can download at up to 150 Mbps. The plan, however, includes a less than desirable upload speed of only 15 Mbps for video producers and other content creators.

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Shaw to Sell Global TV Network, Specialty Channels to Corus for $2.65 Billion

Shaw to Sell Global TV Network, Specialty Channels to Corus for $2.65 Billion

By The Canadian Press

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Corus Entertainment’s headquarters is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Shaw Communications is selling its media division to Corus Entertainment for $2.65 billion — a deal that will help fund Shaw’s purchase of Wind Mobile. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

CALGARY – Shaw Communications is selling its media division to Corus Entertainment for $2.65 billion — a deal that will help fund the telecom company’s purchase of Wind Mobile.

Shaw Media includes the Global Television network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase — formerly part of the Canwest business group before it was split up.

Corus already owns a number of other specialty TV channels as well as a network of radio stations and the Nelvana animation studio.

Both companies are controlled by the Shaw family through its voting shares. Shaw Communications will become a large shareholder in Corus as a result of the deal, which involves both cash and shares.

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TSN GO App Available to Shaw Customers

TSN GO App Available to Shaw Customers

By Tyler Sutherland

TSN GOShaw Cable and Direct customers now have access to video content on the free TSN GO and TSN TV Everywhere apps.

The on-demand sports content is free for subscribers who already receive TSN on TV.

The app can access five national video feeds and on-demand content, and also live audio streaming of TSN Radio’s all-sports stations in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal.

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Rogers, Shaw to Launch Netflix Competitor ‘shomi’

Rogers, Shaw to Launch Netflix Competitor ‘shomi’

shomiRogers Communications and Shaw Communications have teamed up to launch a new video-streaming service, taking on rival Netflix for the on-demand video market.

Priced at $8.99 per month for a subscription, shomi will be available on tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set top boxes.

The first beta will be open to Rogers and Shaw Internet and TV customers, with service available the first week of November.

shomi will feature popular TV shows and cult-classics from the past, including such titles as Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow, Shameless, 2 Broke Girls, Vikings, New Girl, 24: Live Another Day, Chicago Fire, The Strain, and American Horror Story.

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CONTEST: Win a $1,500 Back-to-School Gift Card from Shaw

CONTEST: Win a $1,500 Back-to-School Gift Card from Shaw

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Back to School

Shaw LogoThe student brochure can be a little misleading when returning to class. Often the true post-secondary experience is vastly different than what an educational institution may portray.

Thankfully, Shaw has teamed up with ChrisD.ca to make student life a little easier this fall by awarding a $1,500 Visa gift card to one lucky student.

All you have to do is caption the photo at the top of this page to enter (yes, everybody smiling with their arms in the air).

To get your creative juices flowing, here are an example of some not-so-true photo captions from a typical student handbook.

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