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Disney XD, Disney Junior and Family Channel HD added to Shaw’s Family Pack

Just in time for the holidays, Shaw Cablesystems G.P. is excited to announce the addition of family-focused channels with the launch of Astral’s Disney XD in Standard and High Definition as well as Family Channel HD and Disney Junior.

Customers can enjoy the new programming as part of a free preview from November 15 to January 10. Associated Shaw Video On Demand content will also debut in December, allowing families to watch episodes from the new channels instantly at any time. The new channels and VOD content will join nine existing channels as part of the Family Pack for $5 per month with the Shaw Plan Personalizer. Customers can also access the new Standard Definition channels through Digital TV, while the High Definition channels will join the HD Plus package.

“We’re proud to include this additional content to our already broad selection of family programming,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “With the launch of these new channels, the variety of family-focused live and on demand content is better than ever before.”

The new channels and their associated Shaw Video On Demand offerings bring a variety of unique programming to Shaw, including programming aimed at boys and younger children.

“The launch of Disney XD and Disney Junior has been eagerly anticipated and I am thrilled that these channels will now be available to Shaw customers,” said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Astral Kids. “The offerings of both these brands are unlike anything else in the marketplace. By launching these channels, Shaw has demonstrated its dedication to offering its customers a wealth of family programming options.”

Family Channel HD provides a commercial-free mix of series, movies and specials dedicated to celebrating family life, with a large portion of programming from Disney. Disney XD offers programming targeted at boys ages 6-14 and their quest for discovery and adventure while still inclusive of girls who desire similar themes and programs. The network includes programming such as Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil, Kickin’ It and Wingin’ It. Disney Junior is a commercial-free network that celebrates magical and heartfelt stories with popular shows like Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Stella and Sam.

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