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March 29, 2012

ABC Spark and SPACE HD Now on Shaw

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

According to a recent press release, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct, which are a part of Shaw Communications (News - Alert) Inc., have joined forces to launch ABC Spark and SPACE HD to all customers.

ABC Spark is based on the U.S. cable network ABC Family and focuses on programming primarily aimed at teenagers and preteens with additional general interest family programming. The announcement of the formation of ABC Spark occurred on October 26, 2011 as part of a program licensing agreement between Corus Entertainment and The Walt Disney (News - Alert) Company. Programming airing on ABC Spark acquired from ABC Family includes comedies Jane by Design and Melissa & Joey and dramas Make It or Break It, Switched at Birth, The Lying Game and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

On the other hand, SPACE, which is owned and operated by Bell Media, features science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming including films, documentaries, scripted television series and more. SPACE’s recently launched Space HD was available on several major television service providers including Bell TV, Bell Fibe TV, SaskTel and Videotron (News - Alert). The channel is on free preview for Shaw Direct customers until April 30, 2012.

"Shaw is committed to delivering our customers the best in entertainment offerings," said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "ABC Spark and SPACE HD are two highly anticipated channels that add even more options to our exceptional selection of channels."

Edited by Rich Steeves

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