Effective August 22, Shaw Direct  customers will have access to more local channels in markets across the country, including additional Global, CTV and CityTV channels along with French language offerings like TVA, SRC, Métro, Teletoon Retro French and TFO. TFO will be available to customers beginning August 29.
The latest additions follow the release of the Shaw Direct Essential HD receiver , Canada’s most compact and affordable satellite receiver. Customers can access the new channels launched in their provinces through Shaw Direct’s basic packages.
“Delivering the most advanced technology to our customers is just one of the reasons Shaw Direct has the highest customer satisfaction rating of all satellite TV providers,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “Our latest programming additions continue to bring customers the best in local, Canadian content they have come to expect.”
The following channels will launch as part of Shaw Direct’s latest offerings:
- Global: Regina, Okanagan, Maritimes (Saint John)
- CTV: Kitchener, Saskatoon
- CityTV Winnipeg
- TVA Abitibi
- CBC Charlottetown
- SRC: Trois Rivieres, Regina
- Métro 14
- Teletoon Retro French
Customers can enjoy the new programming on Shaw Direct’s receivers, including Advanced HDPVR , the Advanced HD Receiver , and the Essential HD Receiver. Shaw Direct’s receivers are HD and 3D compatible and ready for future technology advancements.