Star Choice to add 50 channels

Calgary - With the addition of over 50 new channels this fall, Star Choice Communications Inc. will increase the total number of channels available to consumers by the end of the year to 375.

This month, the DTH company will add 34 of the new digital specialty channels, most of which will be available September 7th. Later this fall, Star Choice will announce the addition of the others.

As with its corporate parent, Shaw Communications, Star Choice says it will consult customers on how to construct channel packaging. "In the next few weeks, after consulting with customers sampling the new services, we will be announcing our new packages and bundles," said senior vice-president, operations, Brad Shaw. "Current customers will have a choice of maintaining their current services or of adding the new services in a variety of packaging combinations."

Star Choice's new digital channels will include:

Animal Planet
BBC Canada
BBC Kids (coming in October)
Biography Channel
Book Television
Country Canada
CTV Travel
Discovery Civilization
Discovery Health
Discovery Kids
The Documentary Channel
ESPN Classic Sports
Fashion Television Channel
Fox Sports World Canada
i Channel
Independent Film Channel Canada
M (MenTV)
MSNBC Canada
MTV Canada
National Geographic Channel
NHL Network (coming in October)
One: Body, Mind & Spirit
PrideVision TV
Raptors/NBA (coming in October)
Showcase Action
Showcase Diva
Tech TV
TV Land Canada
Xtreme Sports

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