Shaw Multicultural Channel
|Shaw Multicultural Channel|
|Owned by||Shaw Communications|
|Broadcast area||Metro Vancouver|
|Headquarters||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Formerly called||Rogers Multicultural Channel (1979-2000)|
|Shaw Communications||Channel 4 (Vancouver)|
Channel 10 (Calgary)
Shaw Multicultural Channel (or simply Shaw Multicultural) is an ethnic cable television community channel in Canada, offering programming in 19 different languages. It is owned and operated by Shaw Communications, and is available on cable systems in the Metro Vancouver and Calgary markets. The channel operates on cable channel 4 in Metro Vancouver region, on cable channel 10 in the Calgary Region and on Shaw BlueCurve TV channel 901 in those regions.
The channel was launched in 1979 as Rogers Multicultural Channel, under the ownership of Rogers Communications, and was available only in the Vancouver market on Rogers Cable. Shaw took over ownership and renamed the channel in 2000 following an asset swap with Rogers, which also saw Shaw become the primary cable television service provider in British Columbia. Service was subsequently extended to the Calgary market.
Despite the sale of Shaw Media and the Global Television Network to Corus Entertainment in 2016, the channel remains owned by Shaw. The channel supports the work of local ethnic television producers and also covers and promotes cultural events in both Metro Vancouver and Calgary. http://multicultural.shaw.ca
- "TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THE CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION: PUBLIC HEARING ON THIRD LANGUAGE AND ETHNIC PROGRAMMING". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. February 1, 1999. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- "Rogers, Shaw swap and merge assets". Playback Magazine. April 3, 2000. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
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