Shaw Media said today that Version 1.2 of their Global Video App is now available on the Canadian App Store. When it was first released last December, the app could only run on an iPad but with V1.2, the Apple iPhone and iPod touch are now supported.
CKND-DT, an Over-the-Air (OTA) high definition digital version of CKND-TV in Winnipeg, went live on December 16th in the city.
The Global Television affiliate is operating on channel 40.1 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 14,900 watts.
Shaw this month launched an iPad application that lets Canadians watch many shows, complete with commercials, from the Global TV such as House, The Good Wife, NCIS: LA, The Office, Rookie Blue and Survivor on their tablet computer.
Global says some shows such Glee and Bones, which are owned by Fox are not yet available as the Canadian network does not have the rights for streaming these shows.
Global Television last week announced its 2010 fall television line-up. Eighteen shows return in primetime along with new shows such as Shattered, Hawaii Five-O, Lone Star and Outlaw.
The season begins with the premiere of Shattered on September 1st with the bulk of premieres taking place the week of September 20th.
The Competition Bureau of Canada announced today that it will not challenge Shaw Communications Inc.’s proposed acquisition of the over-the-air and specialty television businesses of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
The federal agency said that following a significant review, it had concluded the takeover would not reduce competition in the television industry in this country.