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How many receivers can I activate on a single account?
You can have up to 6 receivers per account.
 
Snowbirds & RVers
Snowbirds, cottage goers and RVers can experience their holidays away with great Shaw Direct programming. Including access to over 500 television channels. The true portability of our satellite TV product allows people to remain connected to their communities and programming, regardless of where they actually are.
  1. The light weight, portable and simple to install design of our Advanced HDPVR and Advanced HD Receiver makes taking your service with easy. If you haven't picked one up today, order one now.
  2. The elliptical design of Shaw Direct's satellite dish lends itself to travel, harnessing the power of two satellites to provide you with a reliable signal no matter where you are in Canada, USA or Mexico.
  3. Shaw Direct provides extensive portability options, ranging from fully automated RV solutions to affordable standalone tripods.  
Shaw Direct Coverage
Shaw Direct's signal covers most parts of north America, including Canada, USA and Mexico. 
 
Canada
Shaw Direct offers a 60cm / 24 inch dish across Canada for reception of Anik F-1 and Anik F2.  The Shaw Direct 75cm satellite dish will be required throughout northern Canada (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut).  Larger yet for extreme north locations.
 
USA
Recommended antenna size for same satellite in U.S. border areas is 75 cm (30 inches), increasing to 90 cm (36 inches) for the rest of the Lower 48. A 90 cm antenna is advised for Hawaii. Alaskan locations should check by location;  populated areas connected to the main highway system can generally use a 90 cm to 1.2 meter antennas. Areas to the West and Southwest may find reception requiring 1.2 meter and larger antennas.  Reports from users all over the continental USA show more than adequate reception using the standard 24 inch dish.
 
Mexico / Central America
Shaw Direct signal covers snowbird destinations in Mexico, including Acapulco, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Puerto, Vallarta, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City and everywhere in between.  The 60cm / 24 inch dish works for standard definition programming with acceptable signal (~70%) throughout Mexico, while the Shaw Direct 75cm satellite dish is required for high definition programming.  
 
Guatemala / Honduras
 with slightly larger sizing in Guatemala and Honduras (1.2 meter).
 
Caribbean
Signal levels drop off rapidly east of the middle of Cuba, resulting in little or no reception in the Caribbean without considering monstrous antennas. 
 
Shaw Direct Anik F1 Satellite Footprint
 
 
Shaw Direct Anik F2 Satellite Footprint
 
Shaw Direct Commercial / Business FAQs?
 
Monday, April 18th, 2013 at approximately, 12:35 pm MDT, Anik G1 was launched into orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Our third satellite is now in orbit, 35,786 km above the equator and will be fully functional in late May.
The new satellite, Anik-G1, will enable the largest HD channel launch in Canada to date and give Shaw Direct the most satellite capacity of any provider in Canada.
The rocket launch is over but our mission at Shaw Direct is just beginning. Anik-G1 will usher in a new era in our quest to provide our customers the next generation of satellite TV through leading technology and an exceptional customer experience. Combined with our best in class satellite receivers and our growing collection of over 7,000 on-demand titles, we’re making sure Shaw Direct customers won’t miss a thing.