Satellite TV Rate Changes - Starting December 1, 2018

In 2018, we launched 21 HD channels and 25 more HD channels are coming this Fall. In 2019, we will continue to invest in our network and add at least 50 more HD channels, so you can continue to enjoy more of the content you love in crystal-clear HD.

As we continue to invest in your TV experience, starting December 1, 2018, rates for select Shaw Direct TV services will be increasing. Notification of this rate change will be included in your monthly invoice in September or October, depending on your billing cycle. If you are on an introductory offer or are a business contracted customer, this increase will not take effect until the introductory or contract rate ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is my rate increasing by?

In late September or October, you will find a message in your bill detailing the exact amount.

Why are rates going up?

This rate adjustment will support network and technology upgrades and the launch of more HD channels, so you have continued access to reliable programming infrastructure and more crystal-clear HD programming.

When will this rate adjustment start?

December 1, 2018.

When will I first see the increase on my bill? How will it look on my bill?

You’ll first see it on your November invoice, which will cover a service period of 30 days between November and December (ie: from November 14 to December 13.) You will be billed the current rate for days billed in November and the new rate for any days billed in December. This partial month of billing at the new rate will be clearly highlighted on page 2 of your invoice, highlighted as, “Programming Price Change (Prorated).”

For your December invoice, you will be invoiced at the new rates for a full 30-day billing period.

How do I know I'm getting the best value for my services?

We are committed to working with you so you get the TV plan that’s right for you. Please feel free to contact us about your programming needs. We are here to help.

Is the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) involved in regulating Shaw service rates?

The CRTC is not involved in setting Shaw Direct rates. Shaw Direct is solely accountable for all changes made to our pricing.