Shaw basic cable plan comes with many popular television channels, including CBC, CityTV, CTV, Global, ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS. Some specialty channels included are Food Network, History, Sportsnet and TSN. Most of these channels are also available in high definition.
The basic cable package offered by Shaw is called Personal TV. It includes up to 26 HD channels, up to 47 standard definition channels and up to 60 digital music channels. Customers also have access to pay-per-view events, the ability to choose from over 10,000 movie and television titles from Shaw On Demand, and an interactive guide that gives programming information and scheduling up to two weeks in advance. As of 2015, the Personal TV plan starts at $34.90 for the first six months, including the digital box rental.
Customers can customize their Personal TV plan by purchasing additional theme packages, HD channels or individual channels as needed. Theme packages on offer include channels centered around sports, movies, lifestyle or multicultural offerings. Theme packs range from $5-$35, as of 2015, depending on the package and number of channels. Individual channels under the Pick and Pay option start at $3 per channel added.
Television packages can be ordered online through the Shaw website. Online orders qualify for free installation.