[December 23, 2004]

Shaw First to Offer Free Internet Security Package: Shaw Secure Now Included as Part of Shaw's Internet Services

CALGARY, Alberta --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 23, 2004 -- Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.NV.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced today an early Christmas present for its Internet customers. Effective immediately, Shaw Secure, the company's comprehensive security package, will be included as part of Shaw's Internet services for all existing and future Internet customers. Shaw is the first communications company in Canada to take such a proactive step in ensuring on-going security for its Internet customers.

"We want our Shaw High Speed Internet customers to be able to use the Internet without worrying about security threats," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications. "Offering Shaw Secure as part of our core Internet offering enhances our customers' on-line experience and saves them money." Some Internet security providers charge fees of up to $100 per year for each computer.

Shaw Secure (launched last month) offers a complete computer security suite with anti-virus, firewall, parental control, spam control, pop-up blocker, and anti-spyware combined into a single, easy-to-use product. The service checks for virus updates on an hourly basis through the customer's always-on Internet connection, and provides useful information and descriptions of current threats and emerging viruses. Driven by an intuitive graphic interface that allows customers to select their preferences and individual settings, the software package is a quick and easy download that immediately puts users in a protected, secure environment.

Shaw High-Speed Lite Internet, with Shaw Secure is available from $24.95 per month. For more information, visit SHAW.CA or call 1-888-472-2222.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet and satellite direct-to-home ("DTH") services to approximately 3.0 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. (Symbol TSX-SJR.NV.B, NYSE-SJR).

Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) (TSX:SJR.NV.B)

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