Shaw Multicultural Channel
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaGreater Vancouver
Calgary Region
HeadquartersVancouver, British Columbia
Calgary, Alberta
Ownership
OwnerShaw Communications
History
Launched1979
Former namesRogers Multicultural Channel (1979-2000)
Links
Website[1]
Availability
Cable
Shaw CommunicationsChannel 4 (Vancouver)
Channel 10 (Calgary)

Shaw Multicultural Channel (or simply Shaw Multicultural) is a Canadian ethnic cable television community channel, offering programming in 20 different languages. It is owned and operated by Shaw Communications, and is available on cable systems in Vancouver and Calgary regional markets. The channel operates on cable channel 4 in the Greater 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,[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
Former logo

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.

Programming languages

  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Fiji-Hindi
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Tagalog
  • Taiwanese
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Urdu

See also

References

  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.