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)|
|Website||Shaw Multicultural Channel|
|Shaw TV||Channel 116 (Vancouver)
Channel 89 (Calgary)
|Delta Cable||Channel 51|
Shaw Multicultural Channel (or simply SMC) is a multicultural cable television community channel in Canada, offering programming in 25 different languages. It is owned by Shaw Communications, and is available on cable systems in the Vancouver and Calgary markets. The channel operates on digital cable channel 116 in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, except Delta, where it is seen on analog cable channel 51; and on cable channel 89 in the Calgary Region.
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.
Following Shaw's acquisition of the Global Television Network, Global News launched a Mandarin version of Global National from January 23, 2012-June 30, 2016, seen weeknights on Shaw Multicultural Channel in Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta.
- "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.
- "Global News and Shaw Multicultural Channel Launch Global National Mandarin Newscast". Global Television / Shaw Media press release. December 6, 2011.
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