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MGM: A lion in the TV jungle

Of all of the Hollywood studios, none has been bought and sold as many times as MGM. Having turned 90 this year, the studio has secured new cash that it will invest in content, and as the zeitgeist moves from big to small screen, will look to build its roster of TV shows. Roma Khanna […]

Bell undercuts Netflix with CraveTV

Canadian telco and TV firm Bell is undercutting Netflix with its C$4 (US$3.52) a month OTT service, CraveTV. The service, previously known as ‘Project Latte’ (because, Bell says, the monthly fee is the same price as a latte), will roll out next Thursday (December 11) and cost half as much as its major rivals, Netflix […]

Canadian Netflix rivals snags exclusive Disney deal

Recently-launched Canadian SVOD service Shomi has struck a programming deal with Disney. The deal, with The Walt Disney Studios and The Disney/ABC Television Group, gives the SVOD a range of TV series and features from the Hollywood studio. TV series in the deal include ABC network series Scandal and Revenge and ABC Family show Twisted. […]

Virgin territory for Shomi

Canadian on-demand service Shomi has acquired exclusive local SVOD rights to The CW’s Hispanic US-themed comedy Jane the Virgin and CBS drama Madam Secretary. The deal will distributor CBS Studios International also includes exclusive Canadian rights for the NCIS franchise, which comprises NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and new season series NCIS: New Orleans, plusReckless, Hawaii Five-O, Elementary, Star […]

Netflix rival Shomi launches today

Subscription on-demand service Shomi is launching today in Canada. The service has been widely regarded as Canadian cable giants Rogers Communications and Shaw Communication’s response to the growth of Netflix in the territory. Shomi will go live in beta today offering Shaw and Rogers customers access to programming from the likes of Sony Pictures Television, […]

iZombie invades Canuck Netflix rival

New Canadian SVOD service Shomi has acquired exclusive streaming local rights to Rob Thomas’s upcoming drama iZombie. The series will launch on US broadcast network The CW in the 2014-15 season, following the exploits of a young female medical student who becomes a zombie after being attacked at a party. It will be available on […]

Netflix partners with SVOD rival Shomi for Canadian original

Netflix and its streaming rival Shomi are joining forces to make Between, which will star kids TV favourite Jennette McCurdy (pictured) and was created by Michael McGowan and Resident Evil producer Don Carmody. City TV and Shomi, which are both part of the Rogers group, are partnering Netflix on the series. The move surprised some […]

Shomi bags premium Starz shows

Upcoming Canadian SVOD service Shomi has acquired a package of premium shows from Starz Digital Media, the on-demand licensing arm of US network Starz. The deal includes New York crime drama Power, which rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson executive produces, LeBron James’ upcoming basketball-themed comedy Survivor’s Remorse, pirate drama Black Sails, David S. Goyer’s Da […]

Canadian cablers take on Netflix with Shomi

Shaw and Rogers are launching Shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, which will go head to head with Netflix in the battle for Canadian SVOD customers. Announcing the new service yesterday, the Canadian cable operator and media companies said that Shomi will use ‘algorithmic technology to help you pick what you actually want to watch’. […]