From CRTC Release:

The Commission approves the application by Shaw Television Limited Partnership (Shaw LP) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (Shaw Global), a new partner with Shaw LP in TVtropolis General Partnership (TVtropolis GP), for authority to acquire the assets of the national, English-language specialty Category A service TVtropolis, through the acquisition by Shaw Global of the partnership’s units held by Rogers Communications Inc., the current partner with Shaw LP in TVtropolis GP, and for a new broadcasting licence to continue the operation of the undertaking.

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Shaw Media has announced they are the first Canadian media company to join the Twitter Amplify program. Shaw Media will provide Canadian users timely in-Tweet video clips that complement their broadcasts. This partnership will offer Shaw Media, and its future brand partners, an integrated cross-platform tool that allows them to reach new audiences on Twitter. Plans are underway to incorporate TV content on Twitter during the 2013 Fall TV season.

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Shaw Media announced today the outstanding slate of bold new series and returning ratings hits that power its 2013/14 specialty schedule. The broadcaster is coming off a year in which it dominated the program rankers, including claiming the number one specialty drama, the number one specialty episode and the number one specialty reality series1. Heading into the fall, Shaw Media strengthens its already industry-leading portfolio with over 60 new shows, over 90 returning series, over 600 hours of original content and the dynamic new channel DTOUR™

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Shaw Media’s specialty channels are experiencing a record season, outperforming the competition in multiple demos and dominating the country’s television landscape. With an industry leading growth of 9% (vs Fall 2012**), Shaw Media owns four of the Top 10 and eight of the Top 20 specialty channels and has a complete lock on the top five specialty entertainment programs. In addition, National Geographic CanadaSlice™Food Network Canada and Action, each achieved all-time audience highs in their best seasons ever (A25-54*).

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