Learn more about Shaw TV and the TV services that we provide.Shaw TV service is an entire ecosystem designed to bring a wide range of live television, video on demand and pay-per-view content to the comfort of your living room. Please refer to the contents for additional information concerning your Shaw TV platform.

On-Screen Interactive Program Guide

Your remote control just got smarter. In addition to changing channels on your Shaw hardware, your On-screen Interactive Program Guide (IPG) puts in your hand everything you want to do with your Shaw TV service.The IPG allows users to search by time, channel, title or theme. To perform a search:

  1. Simply go to the Main Menu or Quick Access Menu
  2. Select Search.
  3. Scroll through the upcoming listings to plan what you want to watch.

With the IPG, you can order Shaw Video On Demand and Pay Per View movies or events, set reminders to watch programs and take advantage of dozens of features that make your viewing experience more enjoyable.


Video Tutorial: How to use the interactive channel guide

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High Definition vs. Standard Definition TV

Developments in technology continually bring us a superior picture and sound quality. A digital signal transmits the information for video and sound as ones and zeros instead of as a wave. And at a higher resolution, the picture and sound will remain clear no matter what size TV you’re watching. High-definition TV (HDTV) takes the process several steps further. HDTV has a greater aspect ratio, resolution and frame rate to give you the clearest picture and sound available. Comparable to movie theatre technology, you won’t believe your eyes and ears.

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Upgrading to Digital

Shaw Media continues to upgrade its Over-the-Air television to Digital

Shaw Media will continue upgrading its Global Television over-the-air signal from analog to digital in parts of Canada which began in October 2012. If you are currently viewing your Global station using a rooftop antenna or rabbit ears, your station may be switching channels and you may require equipment changes to continue to receive signal.

The majority of Canadians will not be affected by the transition. That's because more than 90% of Canadians today receive their television signals through a cable or satellite provider.

If you live in Courtenay, Pritchard, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Grand Forks, Brackendale, Squamish, Whistler or their surrounding areas, you can learn more about Global TV’s upgrade to digital over-the-air broadcast by checking out the attached PDF at the bottom of this page.

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