SVOD service Shomi launches today across Canada

Rogers and Shaw are today launching their much-talked-about joint venture subscription video streaming service, Shomi. Currently, Shomi is only available in a beta trial to Rogers and Shaw internet or cable customers. It will be widely released to the Canadian general public at a later date. Eligible Shaw and Rogers customers can also sign up [...]

Rogers, Shaw lose over 200,000 cable customers in past year

More and more Canadians are moving away from traditional cable TV subscriptions, according to a new report. Rogers and Shaw both released their quarterly earnings reports last week, and the news is pretty grim: between the two of them, they’ve shed almost 200,000 cable subscribers in the past year. Rogers lost some 111,000 TV customers, [...]

shomi strikes programming deal with FX, Fox

by Christina Peden The competition for your streaming dollars just got a little stiffer today. shomi, the Rogers-Shaw joint venture into subscription video-on-demand, announced that they have reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to secure the programming rights to past seasons of FX, FXX and Fox original series. These include the likes of Sons [...]

Rogers and Shaw to launch Netflix competitor Shomi

by Christina Peden Rogers and Shaw announced a new joint venture this week in a bid to compete with popular streaming service Netflix. Shomi, a new video-on-demand service, is set to launch Canada-wide in the first week of November with a subscription price of $8.99, putting it in line with Netflix in terms of cost. [...]

Shaw Deploys Dalet’s MAM Platform

Shaw Media has announced it has begun deployment of Dalet’s Media Asset Management (MAM) to help control production, playout, and the distribution system at its Toronto facility. There are numerous tasks in the production process including editing, promo creation, captioning, version management, broadcast, archiving, and delivery to VOD, web, and other platforms. The Dalet MAM [...]

Shaw Media Teams With Social Network Firm, GetGlue

Shaw Media said it has formed an exclusive partnership with GetGlue, a leading social networking platform for entertainment in North America. Canadians will now be able to “check-in” to their favourite TV shows, including the season premiere of Top Chef Canada on Monday March 12th at 10 PM ET/PT. Chris Harris, Head of Online Content [...]

Food Network HD now on Shaw Direct

The Food Network HD, a high definition version of the Canada digital specialty channel, is now available on Shaw Direct (formerly Star Choice).

The station, which is a joint venture between Shaw Media and the Food Network in the U.S, will be on free preview to Shaw Direct through April 6th.

Shaw Communications revenues up 19% in recent quarter

Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television provider, today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2011.

The company reported revenue for the three month period was $1.28 billion, up 19% over the same period last year. Operating income before amortization for the September to November time frame was $566 million, up 18% over the same period a year earlier.

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