CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 9, 2016) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today announced the launch of a new Shaw TV channel created to help Fort McMurray residents stay connected to the latest community news and developments as they return home following the devastating wildfires that struck a month ago. This new offering is available now on channel 304 for all Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers.

"The community of Fort McMurray has shown what real teamwork is all about," said Chris Kucharski, President, Consumer, Shaw Communications Inc. "It's been incredible to witness the strength of this community and the outpouring of support from first responders, volunteers, businesses, and citizens across the country and around the world. Shaw Community TV is all about bringing communities together, and channel 304 will help share important local news and information as well as the compelling stories of so many selfless people."

Shaw TV's new channel with feature a 30-minute loop of content that will be updated daily with new interviews, stories and important information Fort McMurray residents need to know as they return and begin rebuilding. Updates from emergency service personnel, essential services and government officials at all levels will be included in this coverage, with information being highlighted that helps residents recover quickly - from reconnecting utilities to home inspection and insurance advice to mental health support.

This coverage will also highlight the stories and acts that have brought the community together. Viewers can also watch this coverage on YouTube at

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Chethan Lakshman
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