Shaw History

Shaw through the years

We've celebrated a lot of milestones over the last 40 years. Here are some of the key
events that have made Shaw what it is today.

2000

2010

Shaw acquires Shaw Media, home to Global TV and many of Canada's most-loved specialty networks.

2009

Shaw acquires Mountain Cablevision Ltd. in Hamilton, Ont. and becomes the largest cable company in Canada. 

2005

Shaw launches Home Phone service, initially offering it to residents of Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.

1990

1996

Shaw introduces Internet services to residents of Calgary. The corporation also becomes the cable provider of choice for 1.5 million customers, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

1993

Overall corporation changes name to Shaw Communications Inc.and then moves headquarters to Calgary in 1995.

1991

Shaw becomes second largest multiple-system operator in Canada with acquisitions in Saskatoon and, in 1994, throughout Alberta, B.C. and Ontario.

1980

1989

The Shaw Teddy Bears for Children program is introduced. More than 320 000 bears have been distributed since then.

1988

Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. moves into radio broadcasting, owning the second largest group of stations in Alberta.

1985

Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. becomes the fourth largest cable operator in Canada.

1983

Capital Cable Television changes its name to Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

1970

1971

Our first cable customer is connected in Sherwood Park, Alta. One year later, more than 10 000 customers are connected.

 

Capital Cable expands to markets across the country — from Victoria, B.C., to St. John's, N.L. — and into the B.C. Okanagan in 1972.

 

Capital Cable TV goes on the air in Edmonton.

1970

Capital Cable is granted its initial broadcasting license from the CRTC.

1960

1966

Capital Cable Television Co. Ltd. is incorporated in Edmonton.