Shaw through the years

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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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