Shaw Multicultural Channel

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Shaw Multicultural Channel
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Launched 1979
Owned by Shaw Communications
Country Canada
Broadcast area Metro Vancouver
Calgary Region
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia
Calgary, Alberta
Formerly called Rogers Multicultural Channel (1979-2000)
Website Shaw Multicultural Channel
Availability
Cable
Shaw Communications Channel 4 (Vancouver)
Channel 10 (Calgary)

Shaw Multicultural Channel (or simply SMC) is a multicultural cable television community channel in Canada, offering programming in 18 different languages. It is owned by Shaw Communications, and is available on cable systems in the Vancouver and Calgary markets. The channel operates on cable channel 4 in Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia, and on cable channel 10 in the Calgary Region.

The channel was launched in 1979 as Rogers Multicultural Channel,[1] 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.[2] Service was subsequently extended to the Calgary market.

Former logo

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.[3] Despite the sale of Shaw Media and the Global Television Network to Corus Entertainment in 2016, the channel remains owned by Shaw.

Programming languages[edit]

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Fiji-Hindi
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Taiwanese
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Urdu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Rogers, Shaw swap and merge assets". Playback Magazine. April 3, 2000. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Global News and Shaw Multicultural Channel Launch Global National Mandarin Newscast". Global Television / Shaw Media press release. December 6, 2011. 

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