Shaw Communications has launched the Shaw Gateway, ‘the new standard in connected entertainment’ that combines the delivery of shared PVR, more than 1,200 HD Video On Demand titles and home networking capability that will allow customers to share pictures and content from their computer onto their television.
Shaw says ‘the Gateway brings together the power of broadband and high-definition technology with DLNA (Digital Life Network Alliance) standards to deliver the industry’s best in home entertainment. The Gateway delivers a premium home entertainment experience, bringing customers HD, a shared home PVR connecting up to six TVs and an advanced user interface.
The shared PVR supports the recording of up to six programmes at once, while playing back up to three previously recorded programmes – all in HD.
The Shaw Gateway experience offers an enriched Programme Guide with enhanced search and content filter capabilities, access VoD titles through a TV storefront, live events with Shaw Pay Per View and on-screen video games. Shaw Gateway’s technology platform will enable more service features to be available in the coming months, including:
– Integration of web content, providing customer access to Internet content through their TVs
– Remote PVR scheduling that allows customers to set up programme recordings online and on their handheld devices
– Global Content Search of live TV, recorded TV, VoD and PPV content, and PC files on PCs and laptops.
– Integration of social media and other popular online properties
The Shaw Gateway experience is available with the Shaw Easy Own programme for $17 per month over 36 months or $598.