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Press release from CNW Group

Shaw Media Celebrates Big Night With Big Numbers

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shaw Media Celebrates Big Night With Big Numbers19:01 EDT Tuesday, August 28, 2012Global's Hotel Hell Wins The NightHGTV Canada and HISTORY Take Top Spots Across SpecialtyFor additional photography and press kit materials visit: www.shawmediatv.caTo Tweet This Release: http://bit.ly/OuwL3QTORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Shaw Media is celebrating a night of big wins across Global and its slate of specialty services. Global's Hotel Hell, featuring Gordon Ramsay, won Monday night with 1.6 million viewers (2+, national). HGTV Canada and HISTORY, whose fall schedules launched this week, took the top two spots (A25-54) across all non-sport specialty channels. All in over 16 million Canadians tuned in last night to Shaw Media networks.HGTV and HISTORY's brand-new series claimed three of the top five non-sport specialty series in primetime (A25-54). HGTV's brand new Canadian series Live Here, Buy This took top spot alongside HISTORY's new Canadian series Bomb Hunters and Great Lake Warriors.HGTV owned the top five non-sports specialty series amongst the sought after W25-54 demo. Its prime- time slate including the new series Live Here Buy This, and new episodes of House Hunters and House Hunters International made for an unbeatable lineup.Over the next week Shaw Media continues to roll out hotly anticipated new fall series across all 18 of its specialty channels.*Source:BBM Canada PPM Data, Total Canada, 2a-2a Aug27/12, A2+, daily reachBBM Canada PPM Overnight data August 27, 2012About Shaw Communications Inc.Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.SOURCE: Shaw MediaFor further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jaclyn Atwood-Powell Publicity Manager, Lifestyle Channels, Shaw Media 416-966-7293 Jaclyn.atwood@shawmedia.ca Jessica Gold Publicity Manager, Factual and Dramatic Channels, Shaw Media 416-966-7543 Jessica.gold@shawmedia.ca