Enjoy more choice and flexibility in your channel selection
Pick and Pay Shaw customers have more choice and flexibility when it comes to the selection and packaging of their TV services.
What is Pick and Pay?
With Pick and Pay, you have the choice of subscribing to additional channels on a Pick and Pay basis above and beyond your chosen TV package.
Why the new offering?
In our continued commitment to providing our customers with the highest level ofpackage customization, we’ve further improved our Television packaging to offer additional customer choice in support of updated CRTC regulations.
Shaw is excited to launch our brand new à la carte TV options, offering customized channel selection that compliments our existing TV packages to offermore choicethan ever before.
Shaw is expanding the number of channels that you can add to your package. Over 180 channels are available individually for customers that have at minimum the Limited TV package.
Did you know: In order to access individual channels via Pick and Pay you must have (at a minimum) Limited TV which includes select local channels and mandatory channels as required by the CRTC. View our TV plans.
How to order Pick and Pay channels
In order to add Pick and Pay channels you must have aTV Planwith Shaw.
To check how much a channel costs, click onDownload channel pricing.
To order, click on Add channels.
You will be taken to an Order form page, fill it out with your information.
List the channels you want under Additional information.
Confirm your order summary and click on Submit order.
Shaw also offers the ability to customize your channel programs with theme packs as well as the option to create your own Custom 10 Pack where you can pick any 10 channels to create your own custom theme pack. In order to pick your theme packs or ten channels, follow these steps:
Can I subscribe to just HBO? No, unfortunately, HBO is part of a Multiplexed Channel, which are groups of channels that are offered as a single package by the owners (such as Crave, Super Channel, etc.).
How much do individual channels cost?
Most specialty channels are available for either $4 or $6 per month.
Is Pick and Pay cheaper than my existing TV package?
It depends on your current package and TV plan that you are on. Some plans are retired based on old service offerings that may no longer be available. Depending on your viewing needs aShaw TV planmay still be the best option for your needs.
If I order a channel that is offered in High Definition, does it include the Standard Definition (SD) version as well?
Yes (if there is an SD version available).
Why are some Pick and Pay channels more expensive than others?
Channel costs are determined by the negotiated rate with the provider, which is different on a channel-by-channel basis.
Shaw is committed to offering our customers the most choice possible while staying within the regulatory framework and parameters set by content owners.
Why are some channels more expensive individually than when offered in a bundle?
In general, broadcasters usually prefer for their channels to be bundled with other channels because it makes them available in more homes and therefore allows them to sell advertising time at a higher rate.
As such, the rates that are negotiated between the broadcaster and distributor generally incentivize bundled availability.
Shaw is committed to offering our customers the most choice possible while staying within the regulatory framework and parameters set by content owners. The decision to offer a channel at a higher rate individually than in a bundle is not taken lightly and every attempt has been made to avoid this scenario wherever possible.