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Shaw Communications: Quiz


Question 1: In February 2010, Shaw announced an agreement with ________, whereby Shaw will buy an 80% voting interest, and 20% equity interest, in the restructured entity of Canwest, pending approvals from the CRTC and others.
Alliance AtlantisCanwestGlobal Television NetworkE! (Canada)

Question 2: Shaw was founded as Capital Cable Television Co. Ltd. in Edmonton, ________, in 1966.
QuebecAlbertaBritish ColumbiaCanada

Question 3: Shaw has been slowly expanding its television offerings over the last few years, with most of the increases occurring in the ________ part of the dial.
1080pNTSCATSC (standards)High-definition television

Question 4: On April 30, 2009, Shaw announced a deal to acquire three television stations — ________ in Windsor, Ontario, CKNX-TV in Wingham, Ontario and CKX-TV in Brandon, Manitoba — from CTVglobemedia.

Question 5: The auction ended July 2008, giving Shaw Communications enough spectrum to build a wireless network in its home provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and ________.

Question 6: It provides services mostly in ________ and Alberta, with smaller systems in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario.
CanadaBritish ColumbiaQuebecPacific Northwest

Question 7: Shaw is the parent of Shaw Broadcast Services (previously Shaw Satellite Services, Canadian Satellite Communications, or Cancom) and, through Shaw Broadcast Services[11], ________, one of Canada's two national direct broadcast satellite providers.
MCV BroadbandVoom HD NetworksShaw DirectGlobeCast World TV

Question 8: [8] The acquisition was Shaw's first cable property east of Sault Ste. Marie since the 2001 swaps with Rogers and ________.
Bell AliantRogers CableVidéotronCogeco


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