Shaw BlueSky TV Launches in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
Shaw has launched their BlueSky TV offering in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, which is highlighted by a voice-activated “game-changing” remote, which can then launch content and more. The company calls the new service “the best TV experience in Canada.”
Vancouver marks the second launch city for BlueSky TV, which launched recently in Calgary last month.
Jay Mehr, President, Shaw Communications, said in a statement, “We are now pleased to bring the premium service to hundreds of thousands of families and homes in the Lower Mainland, and give them the television experience they can’t get anywhere else. Just say it, then see it.”
Here’s the BlueSky TV promo (nice voiceover), which details “game changing technology” and “mind-blowing features”:
The TV platform is powered by Comcast’s X1 technology, a move which looks to help Shaw nab customers back from switchers to Optik TV by Telus. Shaw originally planned their own IPTV service in 2015, but switched to Comcast’s X1 turn-key offering, taking a $55 million write-down in the process. Rogers recently announced it had ditched their own IPTV development, to similarly adopt X1, with a write-down at up to $525 million.
Shaw’s BlueSky TV (Premier TV package), along with WideOpen Internet 150 is available starting at $99.90 per month for the first 12 months, as part of a two-year contact. After the discount, year two starts at $172.90 per month (regular price is $208 per month).
Anyone going to sign up for BlueSky TV?