Shaw offers three cable TV packages: personal, popular and premier, which features more HD channels. Customers also have to select one of three devices, which affects the overall cost. One box allows just viewing, another adds recording on one TV, while the third permits recording on up to six televisions.
The personal TV plan has up to 26 HD channels and 47 SD channels. For example, these include the basic broadcast networks, History Channel, Food Network and HGTV. The popular package carries up to 150 channels, such as E!, OWN, TLC, National Geographic Channel and PBS. Customers who opt for the premier selection get up to 188 channels, with additions like Bravo, Movie Time, MTV, Spike and TCM.
Access to Pay Per View programming and Shaw on Demand is included in all plans.
Shaw offers bundles that combine cable, Internet connection and home phone. Internet plans vary by download and upload speeds and streaming limits. The basic phone service allows long distance calls among Shaw users, but more expensive packages include service to most locations in the U.S. and Canada. Voice mail and call waiting are also included. Voice messages can be saved on computers or sent as email attachments.