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Jun 26, 2014

Shaw Communications stumbles on cable cost- and cord- cutting

TORONTO, June 26 (Reuters) – Shaw Communications Inc
, a Western Canada-focused media and cable company,
said on Thursday that net income fell almost 9 percent in the
third quarter, as it lost more television subscribers despite a
boost from business customers.

Calgary, Alberta-based Shaw is engaged in a fierce battle
for customers with telecommunications operator Telus Corp
, but both have sought to avoid a price war.

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      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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