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Ex-Shomi content chief Shulman joins Wow!

Marni Shulman, the former head of content and programming for collapsed Canadian SVOD service Shomi, has joined Wow! Unlimited Media as senior vice president and general manager. Shulman will be responsible for overseeing the launch of Wow!’s new multiplatform kids and youth brand as well as spearheading the execution of its new partnership with Bell […]

Industry says Amazon & Netflix are top innovators

Amazon was crowned the most innovative company ahead of Netflix in a new survey of international industry professionals. The industry survey was commissioned by the organisers of the TV Connect event, which is part of TBI publisher Knect365, and found executives considered Amazon the top innovator, ahead of its arch SVOD rival Netflix. UK pay […]

Industry says Amazon & Netflix are top innovators

Amazon was crowned the most innovative company ahead of Netflix in a new survey of international industry professionals. The industry survey was commissioned by the organisers of the TV Connect event, which is part of TBI publisher Knect365, and found executives considered Amazon the top innovator, ahead of its arch SVOD rival Netflix. UK pay […]

James Bond spies Canadian SVOD deal

CraveTV has scooped the rights to the James Bond library of films, giving it classic and upcoming movies featuring the famous British spy. Canadian SVOD service CraveTV, which is ultimately owned by telco Bell, has inked a programming deal with MGM for the 007 Collection, which covers 50 years of Bond and includes films featuring […]

Former AMC int’l chief: ‘niche SVOD is the future’

Niche SVOD services will continue to gain ground in a world where launching new linear services is now ‘implausible’, says former AMC and MGM international boss Bruce Tuchman. In an article for TBIvision.com, Tuchman (pictured), now a media investor and board member of TV analytics specialist Parrot, notes the likes of CrunchyRoll, WWE Network and […]

Doomed Canuck SVOD net ‘neared 1m subs’

Canadian on-demand service Shomi has come close to attracting 900,000 subscribers, it has revealed after this week deciding to close the net down. Shomi parents Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications this week decided to shutter the SVOD net in the face of stiff market competition. However, Shomi’s senior, VP and general manager, David Asch, said […]

Shomi shutters amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market

Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi will close on November 30. Its cableco parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was closing for a plethora of reasons. Their decision makes Shomi the latest well-financed SVOD platform to shutter. Vivendi chose to end German service Watchever in July to focus on mobile platform Studio+. A Shomi […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

News brief: Shomi takes Sony’s Art of More

Canadian streaming service Shomi has acquired Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth drama series The Art of More. The show, which is set in the world of high-end auction houses, was made for Sony’s digital Crackle service in the US and is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, which struck the Shomi deal. Sony launched The Art […]

SVOD platform goes live across Canada

Subscription on-demand service Shomi is now available to all internet-connected consumers in Canada. The service was previously available to customers of joint venture parents Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, but has now expanded its reach, a move first first mooted in May this year. The platform launched in beta in November 2014, and has since […]

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