Some of the channels on Shaw Direct include HBO, Cartoon Network and MTV. Shaw Direct is a Canadian satellite television distribution service operating out of Calgary, Alberta.
The premium subscription channel HBO has a long-held reputation for quality programming, including original series such as “The Wire," "The Larry Sanders Show," “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” and “Silicon Valley.” HBO also broadcasts a wide range of original documentaries, comedy specials, movies and sports programs.
Cartoon Network’s partnership with several prominent animation studios, including Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Hanna-Barbera, gives it access to one of the largest cartoon libraries in entertainment, including classic shows such as “Tom & Jerry,” “The Flintstones,” “Scooby-Doo” and “Looney Tunes.” The network has also won acclaim for its original programming, including “Adventure Time” and “The Powerpuff Girls.” Cartoon Network also caters to an older audience with its late-night Adult Swim block, which features mature content targeted at teenagers and adults.
Although MTV, another Shaw Direct channel, began as an outlet for music videos, the network has since shifted its focus to reality programming. Its popular programs include “Catfish,” “Teen Mom” and “Jersey Shore.” The network also airs scripted programs, such as “Teen Wolf” and “Scream,” as well as occasional music videos.