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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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REVIEW: Hands-On with Shaw’s Gateway Whole Home HDPVR

REVIEW: Hands-On with Shaw’s Gateway Whole Home HDPVR

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Shaw HDPVR RemoteFor the past week, we’ve been trying out a new Gateway Whole Home HDPVR from Shaw Communications.

The state-of-the-art television-viewing system allows you to record six shows at a time and watch your recordings from any TV in your house. That’s one of the big selling points Shaw has been getting across with the device, which retails for $498 with two total home portals ($14/month to rent).

The brains of the system — the Gateway — acts as the hub for the portals, which pull the information to your TV.

The Gateway Whole Home HDPVR is pretty quick to pick up user-wise if you’ve used some sort of PVR in the past. The menus and guides make it easy to navigate what you want to accomplish while watching your favourite TV show.

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Shaw Recovering E-mail After System Glitch

Shaw LogoShaw Cablesystems is working to recover lost e-mail messages that were undelivered to users earlier this week.

“On March 7, an interruption in Shaw e-mail service inadvertently caused the delay and deletion of incoming e-mail to a number of shaw.ca addresses,” the company said in a statement on Saturday. “We understand that our customers rely on our services to receive their e-mails and sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.”

Shaw says it’s collecting log information from its servers to recover a portion of e-mails, including the sender, subject and time of receipt. E-mail contents cannot be recovered, unfortunately.

“We are working as fast as we can to get you this information. Please note that the details retrieved may also include references related to spam e-mail sent to your inbox.”

Users can receive updated information by visiting Shaw’s community forums.

City Partners with Shaw to Offer WiFi at Civic Facilities

Winnipeg has extended its business relationship with Shaw Communications to provide free WiFi in civic facilities.

“It’s vital the City of Winnipeg provide its residents with the very latest in communications tools,” said Mayor Sam Katz. “I know that busy families are going to appreciate WiFi access in arenas and community centres.”

Access will be granted to existing Shaw customers, similar to the company’s nationwide Exo hotspots.

The deal still needs city council approval.

In May, the city and Shaw announced a partnership deal for the telecommunications company to provide service to the city’s internal network.

— Staff

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing in Effect for Manitoba on Saturday

Mandatory 10-digit dialing will go into effect in Manitoba this Saturday, October 20.

All local calls will need to be preceded by the area code. The Telecommunications Alliance has been handling a three-month transition period, which will end this weekend.

Since July, local calls made using seven digits were interrupted by a recorded announcement before the call went through.

“We are pleased with the participation rates among Manitoba residents,” said Glenn Pilley, spokesperson for the Canadian Numbering Administrator. “However, we must highlight the need for callers to ensure that all numbers stored in communication systems and devices — particularly in alarm systems, Internet connections, building intercoms, and call forwarding devices — have been programmed for 10-digit dialing.”

Starting November 3, the new area code 431 will be introduced in Manitoba.