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630–3rd Avenue SW

Suite 900

Calgary, AB T2P 4L4

Canada

Phone: 403-750-4500

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Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a diversified communications and media company. The company serves 3.2 million consumers and businesses through a fibre network. It provides consumers with broadband Internet, Wi-Fi, Digital Phone, and cable and satellite television. In September 2014, the company acquired ViaWest, Inc. (ViaWest), the U.S.-based provider of data centre infrastructure, cloud technology and managed IT solutions. Segments During 2014, the company operated three principal business segments: Cable comprised of cable television, Internet, Digital Phone and Shaw Business operations; Satellite comprised of direct-to-home (DTH) and Satellite Services; and Media comprised of television broadcasting. Cable segment This segment’s operations provide cable television, Internet, and digital phone services to residential and business customers. These services are delivered through a fibre optic and co-axial cable distribution network. The company’s cable television subscribers are clustered in and around five major urban markets in western Canada: Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Its subscribers are mainly in smaller regional clusters, linked via fibre either to each other or to larger markets. These markets include the Okanagan region, British Columbia (Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon); Saskatoon/Prince Albert/Moose Jaw/Swift Current, Saskatchewan; and Thunder Bay/Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Cable Television The company is a cable television service provider in Canada. As of August 31, 2014, the company served approximately 2.0 million cable television customers in five provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and certain portions of Ontario. The company’s cable television business is operated through its fibre optic and co-axial cable distribution network. Its long haul fibre backbone and regional and metro interconnect networks link its cable systems and subscribers together. The company receives originating television signals at its various signal acquisition sites; and then processes and distributes these signals via its networks to customers’ homes in its cable serving areas. Digital cable customers receive additional services via digital cable terminals (DCTs) which translate encrypted signals delivered to customers’ homes over the company’s network. For its digital subscribers, the company offers On Demand viewing options, including Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video-on-Demand (VOD), and Subscription VOD (SVOD) services. The PPV service allows customers to select and pay for specific programs which are available on various channels with set start times. The VOD and SVOD services enable customers to select programming from a library of titles through an online ordering system or directly through the set-top interactive program guide, and to view the programming on their television or onine at a time of their choosing, with pause, skip backward and skip forward functionality. The company also offers free on demand programming, including hit TV series, movies, events, music videos and others. Of the company’s cable television customers, approximately 1.3 million have High Definition (HD) capabilities. In support of HD, the company offers for purchase or rent DCTs which support the decoding and processing of HD content, as well as DCTs which incorporate HD and Personal Video Recorder (PVR) features, including the Gateway whole home HDPVR solution that connects to up to six TVs in a home. In 2012, the company launched the first phase of its TV Everywhere service, Shaw Go, which allows customers streaming access to TV shows, sporting events and movies on popular mobile devices, including Wi-Fi enabled tablets and smartphones. The company has approximately 10 services available through Shaw Go, including Global Go, HISTORY Go, CTV Go and various childrens, sports, movie and other entertainment programming. In 2014, the company also launched its Gateway Go app, which allows customers to search, record and manage shows on their Gateway whole home HDPVR from a range of popular mobile devices. Int

 

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