Shaw adds SPACE, Bravo!, Business News Network, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet to HD TV


tv updatesTHUNDER BAY – “Our customers can count on us to deliver the highest quality and best selection of HD entertainment,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “We’re proud to add SPACE, Bravo!, Business News Network, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet to our already world class selection of HD channels and offerings.”

The new HD channels are available on free preview until January 31, 2012 to Shaw HD Cable customers. Those who currently subscribe to the Standard-Definition versions of these channels will automatically receive the corresponding High-Definition channel at no extra cost.

The new channel additions offer a wide variety of programming, taking you from the Renaissance into the future. SPACE has an imaginative feel, with programs like Sanctuary and InnerSPACE, while Bravo! treats Canadians to high-profile dramatic series, like The Borgias. Discovery Channel and Animal Planet both deliver stunning HD visuals through compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, like Daily Planet and Whale Wars, revealing the world in all its wonder. BNN is Canada’s only television service devoted exclusively to business and finance news, delivers wall-to-wall coverage of the markets. For customers in the Edmonton and Vancouver areas, Animal Planet HD will become available over the next year as Shaw launches its new network, bringing more HD content and the fastest Internet speeds in Canada to customers.

Shaw brings customers the best in HD with the newest titles and highest quality of programming. With Shaw, customers can access more than 7,000 Video On Demand titles, including 1,300 in HD, watch almost every NHL game in HD and experience a wide variety of channels in high-quality HD. To find out more about Shaw’s HD programming, please visit or

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As well, Shaw is offering free previews of several other channels right now. Just in time for Christmas, tune into the Salt + Light (Channel 161 in Thunder Bay) free preview at the time of year when the Faithful from around the world celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Special seasonal programming includes Advent reflections, Christmas Concerts, Children’s Christmas specials, Midnight Mass from the Vatican and much more.

You can also watch the best sports from around the world without leaving home. Sportsnet World will be available to customers on free preview until January 3, 2012. See the best international soccer, rugby and cricket leagues, including the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Heineken Cup, Four Nations, Indian Premier League and more. (Channel 154 in Thunder Bay)

As well, kids can watch their favourite Nick shows all day, every day. Nickelodeon features favourites, never seen before shows, classic Nickelodeon hits and live special events. Nickelodeon is the ultimate destination for side-splitting, kid-friendly fun! (Channel 135 in Thunder Bay)

Also on free preview is Travel + Escape, the home of top rated travel themed TV programs with entertaining hosts, compelling stories and exotic locations, launching November 1st with a 3 month National Free Preview. Get ready to see the globe’s hottest luxury spots with Piers Morgan, uncover cuisines from around the world with Anthony Bourdain, travel to haunted destinations with Zak, Nick and Aaron of Ghost Adventures, then see how sports shape cultures around the world with NFL linebacker Dhani Jones in Dhani Tackles the Globe. (Channel 128 in Thunder Bay)

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