Shaw goes “All Turkey, All the Time”


The US may have a TV network with a Peacock as its symbol, but Canada is getting Turkey TV. Cable MSO Shaw Communications launches its signature channel featuring “all turkey, all the time” on Sunday, October 11, continuing through Monday, October 12, which is the day that Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada.

Turkey TV will offer continuous coverage of a beautiful, roasted turkey, surrounded by fresh greens, carrots and tomatoes in an open flame forno oven. That’s an Italian brick oven, which needs no door. Coverage will include up to the minute bastings, fire stokings and authentic ‘snap, crackle and pop’ sounds that will be sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats throughout this thrilling program.

“Turkey TV continues the Shaw tradition of providing its customers with the finest in holiday television,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications. “We like to spice things up at Shaw and we’re proud to offer entertainment for every appetite,” he continued.

Turkey TV was developed in 2006 based on Shaw’s version of the “fireplace” video, which has been airing at Christmastime since 1986.

Turkey TV will air on the October 11 and 12, 2009 from 4-9 pm on local Shaw cable systems. Shaw Direct, a satellite service, will air Turkey TV in SD on channels 299/2 (Classic/Advanced channel lineup) and in HD on channels 250/305 (Classic/Advanced channel lineup) from October 9 – 14.