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Shaw clarifies Movie Club policy

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 8:10am
Brian Santo

Use of Shaw's new streaming service will count against customers' bandwidth caps after all.

The Calgary Herald last week quoted Shaw President Peter Bissonnette saying that Shaw Movie Club streaming would not count against customers' bandwidth caps, but that Netflix streaming would. That report was widely referred to, including by CED.

The company went to Facebook to post a clarification that all broadband usage will continue to count against the limit, including Shaw Movie Club, as reported by several outlets, including The Financial Post.

"Shaw Movie Club is intended to be watched through your set-top box," the company said in a post on its Facebook page.

"You can order your movies online through vod.shaw.ca and send it to your set-top box for viewing – watching movies on your set-top box won't affect your included Internet data. However, you can also stream your Movie Club movies online to your computer – this will contribute to your Internet data."

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