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Rogers & Shaw launching new subscription on-demand video service Tuesday

Breakfast Television | posted Tuesday, Nov 4th, 2014

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Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have partnered to launch a new streaming-video service, set to debut on Tuesday.

The subscription on-demand service — called shomi — will offer prior seasons of the most popular shows on TV and will be available on select tablets and mobile devices, online, and on set top boxes. shomi will also be coming soon to Xbox 360 and Chromecast.

“shomi will have more than 12,000 hours of content in the first year, combining binge-worthy TV series and Hollywood hits with an unbelievable user experience that we know our customers will love,” said David Purdy, SVP, Product Management Video & Content, Rogers.

As part of its launch, shomi has secured exclusive past-season streaming rights to titles such as Modern Family, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy.

The service will feature 14,000 episodes and titles and more than 1,000 movies and will be available on Tuesday in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers.

Eligible Rogers customers can sign up and begin a 30-day free trial, after which customers can enjoy shomi for only $8.99 per month.

In addition, shomi will be automatically included for Rogers Hybrid Fibre 50 and 60 or Extreme Internet customers and above until March 31, 2015.

shomi will also show premieres of shows such as A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories and iZombie, with premium content continually added to the service on an ongoing basis.

Rogers Communications is the parent company of this organization.

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