Saturday, 10 December 2011

Shaw and Rogers Ink TV, VOD, Broadband and Mobile Content Distribution Deal


Shaw and Rogers Ink TV, VOD, Broadband and Mobile Content Distribution Deal2011-12-01
Shaw Media and Rogers Communications have signed a long-term agreement to distribute Shaw Media content. The deal assures the continued distribution of all Shaw Media services on Rogers cable, including its TV specialty channel offerings like History Television, HGTV Canada, Showcase, as well as on-demand rights to Global TV content.

The deal covers programming delivered across multiple media platforms, including the Rogers Digital VIP cable package and RogersOnDemand.com, as well as online and mobile devices
"It is extremely gratifying to renew our long-standing relationship with Rogers and secure their continued support of our leading specialty television brands. The agreement acknowledges our investment in programming, aggressive evolution to high definition offerings and leadership in the on-demand space," said Paul Robertson, President, Shaw Media. "This deal is a positive sign that industry players can find middle ground and come to an agreement."
"Customers win when cable and media companies work together to make content available and affordable on multiple screens," said David Purdy, VP Video Products, Rogers Communications Inc. "Our long-term deal with Shaw gives Rogers customers access to highly sought-after world-class entertainment on their mobiles, on demand and on-line, providing the very best TV Anywhere experience they expect from Rogers."

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services, satellite direct-to-home services, and  programming content .  Shaw Media includes the second largest conventional television network in Canada, Global Television and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. 
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company, and the largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services. The company provides cable television, high speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media, it operates radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media properties

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