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Shaw and Corus


This profile considers Canada's Shaw group.

The group

The Calgary-based Shaw group (including Corus Entertainment) embraces cable and satellite television, an ISP and telecommunications, animation and other childrens programming, and radio and television broadcasting.

It is Canada's second-largest cable tv group. It competes with Canwest Global, Rogers and BCE.

A chronology of the group is here.

An indication of holdings is here.


There is no major English-language study of Shaw or Corus. A profile is provided in Gordon Pitts' Kings of Convergence (Toronto: Doubleday 2002).

For an industry overview see Ken Easton's Building an Industry: History of Cable Television in Canada (Lawrencetown Beach: Pottersfield Press 2000) and Vertical Integration in Cable Television (Cambridge: MIT Press 1997) by David Waterman & Andrew Weiss.