Excerpts from the Press Release
TORONTO (November 18, 2013) – CTV announced today that Canada’s #1 television lineup is now available live and on demand on CTV GO. With an improved viewing experience featuring more than 3,000 hours of on demand programs from Canada’s top TV brand, CTV GO provides viewers the freedom to enjoy favourite CTV and CTV Two programming whenever, wherever, and however they want. Subscribers can enjoy livestreams of both networks’ complete schedules on their smartphones, tablets, and computers with remarkable flexibility and at no additional charge.
With access to some 60 individual program titles available on demand for the 2013/14 season, CTV GO immediately features Canada’s most-watched television programs including THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE AMAZING RACE, GREY’S ANATOMY, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, PLAYED, and many more.
For the first time ever, CTV GO features unprecedented access to live special event programming including NFL games, the SUPER BOWL and THE OSCARS, livestreamed on CTV GO at CTV.ca.
To use CTV GO:
- Subscribers can log onto CTV.ca and click on the video link, or download the CTV GO app for iOS or Android phones or tablets.
- Subscribers will be asked to enter their TV subscription credentials.
- Existing users of the CTV app will be prompted to update, which will automatically replace it with CTV GO.
“With the launch of CTV GO, thousands of hours of livestreamed and on demand content from CTV are now available,” said Adam Ashton, Senior Vice-President, Business Operations, Bell Media. “It’s a win-win-win as CTV GO strengthens the relationship between broadcaster, BDU and viewer by allowing valued subscribers to take CTV on the go, wherever they may be.”
CTV GO offers a superior viewing experience unlike anything else offered in Canada, with an attractive interface and a fluid, easy-to-navigate user experience. A key feature of Bell Media’s suite of TV Everywhere (TVE) apps is industry-leading technology that automatically delivers the best quality video to each user regardless of their internet connection.
Bell Media partnered with digital agency Digiflare to develop and launch the CTV GO application for Android phone and tablet. For the first time, Android users can now experience their favourite CTV shows wherever they go.
Bell is the first television provider to sign onto CTV GO, making it available to Fibe and Bell Satellite subscribers.
Additional TV service providers launching CTV GO will be announced soon.
Earlier this year, TMN GO became the first ever Canadian TVE product from a broadcaster to offer premium on demand programming, followed by the launch of Bravo GO in July. Bell Media will soon launch even more TVE products, including TSN GO, RDS GO, and CTV News GO.
Entire CTV and CTV Two schedules available on the CTV GO Livestream.
WHAT IS CTV GO
Apple App Store
Google Play for the Android app
You (currently) have to log in as a Bell Fibe or Satellite subscriber to access the live stream of CTV or CTV Two. It seems the on demand content is available to everyone. You're asked for a service provider, but there is no validation.