Error messages can appear when you are trying to access Shaw On Demand content. The errors can be triggered by issues with signals, cables, service availability, and issues with your account.
If you have more than one TV box in your home, check to see if they are all affected by the same issue. If they are all affected — or you have just one box and no access — contact Shaw technical support for assistance. If you are able to view channel 999, jot down the number displayed in the bottom right-hand side of your screen and share this number with the support representative, if asked.
Reseat the cable
Reseating adjusts how the coaxial cable is connected to the device and wall outlet.
Detach the power cable from your TV box.
Unscrew the coaxial cable connection from the back of the TV box.
Unscrew the coaxial cable from the cable wall outlet (or splitter).
Reattach the coaxial cable to the TV box and the cable wall outlet (or splitter), ensuring they are finger-tight.
If you encounter error codes 16522, 16525, 16528, 16527 or 22487 it means that we are currently doing maintenance in your area. Check the Service Updates & Outages page. If you are impacted by an outage, please wait and try to access Shaw On Demand again later.
Error Code 1004 occurs when your TV box is attempting to stream MPEG4 High Definition (HD) content in an area that is not yet MPEG4 compatible. This issue typically occurs when you have ordered HD content through the online store (found at vod.shaw.ca) for streaming through your TV box, stopped the content, and then attempted to resume it at a later time. The content you are trying to play is either not supported in your area or not playable on your TV box.