shomi is Saying Good-bye and Will Shut Down its Streaming Service on November 30th, 2016

shomi has announced that its streaming service will be shutting down operations as of November 30, 2016.

The online tv show and movie service owned jointly by Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. has Rogers posting losses of approximately $100-140 million, and Shaw, $108 million.

“We’re really grateful to Canadians who enthusiastically invited us into their living rooms and took us with them on their phones, tablets and laptops,” said David Asch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, shomi.Shomi launch_thumbnail

“The business climate and online video marketplace have changed markedly in the last few years. Combined with the fact that the business is more challenging to operate than we expected, we’ve decided to wind down our operations,” Asch said. “We’re proud of the great service we created and the role we played in the evolution of Canada’s video landscape.”

shomi was known for providing viewers with award-winning shows not available on Netflix, such as Transparent, Modern Family, and The Americans.

According to the service, current shomi members can keep streaming and binge-watching their favourite shows and movies online, via their Shaw or Rogers set-top box, on select tablets, mobile devices, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, and PS4 until November 30, 2016.

 

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