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Shaw revenues dip in second quarter results

telecom | 04/13/2022 12:39 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced a fall in revenues and earnings for the second quarter of 2022, the company reported Wednesday. The results were announced through a news release rather than a conference call. Revenues for the three months that ended Feb. 28 were $1.35...

Regulatory approval of Rogers-Shaw deal will hinge on wireless: Execs, analysts

Media | 03/15/2021 8:30 am EDT

From the perspective of Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale, regulatory approval of his company's $26.2 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. will come down to...

Freedom ‘less vulnerable’ to COVID than incumbents: McAleese

telecom | 04/09/2020 8:53 pm EDT

While it’s too early to tell what impact COVID-19 will have on Shaw...

Shaw founder JR Shaw dies at 85

telecom | 03/25/2020 2:23 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. founder JR Shaw has passed away at the age of 85, the company said Tuesday....

Big Three pricing has been ‘erratic’: Shaw’s McAleese

telecom | 01/13/2020 5:58 pm EST

After taking credit over the summer for the reduction in wireless pricing...

In an unstable week for wireless, steady Q4 for Shaw

telecom | 10/25/2019 6:02 pm EDT

In a conference call with analysts Friday, Shaw Communications Inc. executives declared that the company...

Bigger, cheaper data plans thanks to us: Shaw

telecom | 06/27/2019 5:41 pm EDT

The price of data is coming down and the size of data packages is going up, all thanks to market pressure introduced by Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile wireless brand, according to Shaw.  The wireless brand, Shaw CEO Brad Shaw said Thursday in a third quarter...

Shaw doubles internet speeds on highest tiers

telecom | 11/29/2018 3:38 pm EST

Existing customers on Shaw Communications Inc.’s top internet packages, and new customers on those...

Cultural sector reaches out to Rodriguez

Media | 09/19/2018 6:12 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has met with creative groups in his first registered lobby...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of...

Shaw cites broadband pricing, packaging as areas to improve

telecom | 06/28/2018 5:51 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. blamed a third quarter of soft consumer internet...

Balsillie-led Centre for Digital Rights registers to lobby

Media | 05/25/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A new organization called the Centre for Digital Rights (CDR) that is...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future...

Fibre backbone, last mile projects in rural B.C. getting $38M in funding

telecom | 03/14/2018 12:57 pm EDT

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada announced an additional $38 million of funding for rural broadband in British Columbia in a release on Tuesday. The funding is on top of...

SWIFT takes fibre goals to the Hill

Media | 02/21/2018 5:57 pm EST

Over six years after it was established, a government-funded non-profit initiative seeking to deliver...

Jim Shaw, former Shaw CEO, dies at 60

Media | 01/04/2018 1:05 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. said on Wednesday evening that its former CEO, Jim Shaw, has died. “Jim’s countless contributions to our company are integral to Shaw’s long-term strength and growth as a Canadian industry leader,” current CEO and brother Brad Shaw said in...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift...

Freedom set to support older iPhones with spectrum rejig, deployment

telecom | 10/26/2017 5:37 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it would move to redeploy...

Broadcast lobbying jumped ahead of Creative Canada release

Media | 10/24/2017 6:20 pm EDT

Creative organizations stepped up and added to a surge in lobbying activity...

Spectrum buy to improve Shaw network, but benefits will take time: analysts

telecom | 06/13/2017 5:40 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that it has purchased 700MHz and 2500MHz spectrum from Quebecor Inc. for $430 million, in what Shaw described as  “a significant milestone towards...

Freedom debuts LTE in Calgary and Edmonton

telecom | 05/18/2017 3:18 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile has expanded its LTE network into Calgary and Edmonton, the company announced Wednesday. “The launch of our powerful new LTE network furthers our commitment to providing Freedom Mobile customers in Calgary and Edmonton access to the same enhanced experience that those in the Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario and the Greater Vancouver Area currently enjoy,” Paul McAleese, Freedom’s chief operating officer, said in a press release. When McAleese was hired to replace former Freedom CEO Alek Krstajic last month, Canaccord Genuity...

Shaw promises more integration with Freedom under new COO

telecom | 04/12/2017 9:10 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Wednesday that its Freedom Mobile division will have a new chief operating officer, as Paul McAleese takes over from Alek Krstajic. CEO Brad Shaw...

Freedom to at least quadruple handset offering by mid-2017: Shaw

telecom | 01/12/2017 10:49 pm EST

As Shaw Communications Inc. released its first quarterly earnings report since rebranding its wireless segment to Freedom Mobile, CEO Brad Shaw said the company is looking to have a...

Wind hits 1M subscribers in first quarterly report since 2014

telecom | 07/15/2016 10:46 pm EDT

On Friday, Shaw Communications Inc. released Wind Mobile’s first quarterly results since it acquired the wireless company earlier this year, which showed revenues of $132 million for the...

Cogeco open to Shaw partnership: Audet

telecom | 04/14/2016 10:03 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. CEO Louis Audet said his company would be “delighted” to partner with Shaw Communications Inc. on its newly acquired wireless business, Wind Mobile. During the company’s second-quarter...

Shaw revenue up on business services

Media | 01/14/2016 3:40 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. reported $1.42 billion in revenue in its first quarter, up from $1.39 billion in the same quarter last year. Shaw said Thursday that increase was due to growth in the consumer, business network...

Tangible benefits unclear for Corus-Shaw deal: expert

Media | 01/13/2016 8:18 pm EST

Regulatory approval of Corus Entertainment Inc.'s planned purchase of Shaw Communications Inc.'s media division shouldn't be a problem since there's no real change in who's controlling the assets, said one...

Shaw says timing, current market dynamics made Wind deal attractive

Media | 12/17/2015 3:43 pm EST

The economics of entering Canada’s wireless market through the acquisition of Wind Mobile today are better than past opportunities Shaw Communications Inc. has had to enter the mobile sector,...

Shaw looks to enter wireless market with $1.6B deal for Wind

telecom | 12/17/2015 1:45 am EST

The Big Three may have just become the Big Four, as Shaw Communications Inc. announced Wednesday it is attempting to become a wireless provider by acquiring Wind Mobile. Shaw said in a press release...

Shaw names Vito Culmone as CFO

Media | 04/01/2015 2:20 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has named Vito Culmone as its executive vice-president and chief financial officer. The appointment is effective June 1, the company said in a press release. Culmone’s most recent position was as chief financial officer for WestJet Airlines Ltd., and he has also worked at Molson Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, it added. Shaw CEO Brad Shaw said in the release that Culmone’s “extensive experience in regulated industries, his financial acumen and discipline, and his reputation as someone who believes in teamwork and collaboration” would be “exceptionally valuable” for the company....

Channel unbundling to have ‘unintended consequences,’ says consultant

Media | 03/19/2015 7:34 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — While the public will generally back the CRTC's decision to require TV service providers to offer pick-and-pay to customers by the end of next year, they don't understand the full consequences for the Canadian TV industry, one media consultant said in the wake of Thursday's announcement....

Shaw’s consumer, media divisions pulling in less money

Media | 01/14/2015 8:27 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.'s first-quarter financial figures showed its consumer network and media businesses bringing in less money than a year earlier, while there was some growth in its business-services operations. The company said in a press release Wednesday it had overall revenue of $1.39 billion in the three...

Shaw gets naming rights to Ottawa Convention Centre

Media | 10/16/2014 6:23 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. has reached a sponsorship deal with the operators of the Ottawa Convention Centre, resulting in the venue being renamed the Shaw Centre, effective immediately. Shaw said in a press release that the...

Shaw promotes Barbara Williams

Media | 09/16/2014 2:40 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. on Tuesday announced it is promoting Barbara Williams and giving her two new titles. The company said in a press release that Williams is now president of Shaw Media and executive vice-president of...

Shaw announces partnership with streaming service

Media | 04/24/2014 4:01 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. and music streaming service Rdio Inc. have entered a “marketing, content and promotion partnership,” the companies said Thursday in a release. Shaw CEO Brad Shaw said Rdio is “a great complement to our leading broadband and Shaw Go WiFi services.” He added that the partnership “will develop great offers that will enable Shaw customers and everyone across the country to enjoy this service.” The partnership also involves a financial investment by Shaw’s ventures division in Pulser Media Inc., Rdio’s holding company, the...

Shaw reorganizes with units for consumers, businesses

Media | 04/14/2014 9:20 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Monday it is reorganizing the company’s telecommunications businesses into two units that will focus on either consumer or business services. It said in a press release it would consolidate its...

Shaw lobbying activity spikes in recent weeks

Media | 03/07/2014 9:26 pm EST

There were 18 communications between Shaw Communications Inc. and the federal government within the last month, for which company CEO Brad Shaw was listed as the lobbyist, according to the federal lobbyists registry, including one...