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I really wish they'd make a single "Go" app that has all your channels in it. Going through each one individually is such a PITA that it's like going back in time.
 

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HISTORY Go

Today, Shaw Media launches HISTORY Go, one of the most robust TV everywhere experiences in the country. Available on iOS, Android, and the newly enhanced history.ca, HISTORY Go offers HISTORY subscribers almost 300 hours of fan-favourite programming. The app launches in time for season two of the hit series Vikings, which broadcasts Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT, beginning today, with each episode becoming available on HISTORY Go the day following its premiere broadcast.

With HISTORY Go, viewers across the country can access more HISTORY programming online and mobile than ever before. HISTORY subscribers can log-in to the app or history.ca to tap into an extensive collection of top-ranked HISTORY series or live-stream the channel straight from their device or computer.

The HISTORY Go library boasts over 20 HISTORY series available to watch anytime, anywhere, including:
  • The entire first season of last year's #1 specialty drama,Vikings. Season two episodes will be available the day following their premiere broadcast.
  • HISTORY's #1 Canadian unscripted series of 2013,Yukon Gold, both the full first season, and new episodes as they broadcast.
  • Full seasons of HISTORY's current top five shows, Ice Pilots NWT,Pawn Stars, The Curse of Oak Island, American Restoration, and Appalachian Outlaws.
HISTORY Go launches today with Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, as well as several CCSA distributors. HISTORY Go will be available to TELUS Optik and Cogeco Cable Canada subscribers in March, with other TV service providers expected to follow. This is the second TV app offered by Shaw Media; the first, Global Go, is the most subscribed to conventional network TV Everywhere product in Canada.

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Dr. Dave: Why not a new thread?

Just saw this today! Got curious and decided to check the ever-so-slowly growing list of apps.

History is one of my favourite channels. I downloaded the app. Very nice! And to my great surprise, LIVE streaming, which is the kicker!!!

For all the complaining I do about Shaw, I must say this is a nice surprise. I just hope CTV Go and and bunch more are on the way and soon!
 

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Dr. Dave: Why not a new thread?
I haven't tried the app, but I assumed it was just a clone of the Global Go app. I think Shaw Media will eventually clone the app for most of the channels they own as part of their TV Everywhere strategy, just as Bell Media is doing for their channels.
 

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Global Go now available to Bell Fibe TV and Satellite customers

Global Go is now available to Bell Fibe TV and Bell Satellite TV customers on the Global Go app and web video player. Now with over nine million households on board, Global Go is available to 94 per cent of the Anglophone market in Canada.

Along with the opportunity to catch up on the latest full season of many Global programs including The Good Wife, Survivor and NCIS, summer's hottest programming will also be available on-the-go. From the continuation of last summer's smash hit Under The Dome to season five of fan-favourite Rookie Blue to the highly anticipated sci-fi drama Extant starring Halle Berry, Global Go's offering has something for everyone.

Global Go, available on iOS and Android devices, is available for customers of Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Rogers Communications, Cogeco Cable, TELUS Optik TV, Eastlink and Source Cable. Other TV service providers will follow in the coming months.

Global on-demand content is also available on Bell Fibe TV, Bell TV Online and through the Bell TV App.

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I was expecting this, since yesterday Shaw announced that Shaw customers can access CTV GO.
 

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Global on demand internet restricted

I have looked back four or five pages of threads but don't see anything about this. Recently I missed a show on Global and thought that I would just go to their internet site and watch it there as I've done with CTV. Well, the Global site demanded that I sign in to see the actual program, using a log in valid with either a cable or satellite provider. I use an antenna - OTA - so I didn't have a provider log-in. Does anyone know of a way around this or anyway to contact Global to get a log-in for OTA users? Has anyone else complained about this?
 

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Global is owned by Shaw, whom, in partnership with Rogers, are launching the Shomi SVOD service. Much of the content Global presents is now on Shomi, exclusively online for Canada. Therefore I doubt the Global on demand service will exist much longer.

While Shomi is free for the first month, it's currently only available to Shaw and Rogers customers on a beta.
 

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Global was restricted long before Shomi was announced. I tried watching a show quite a while ago. As I wasn't a Shaw customer, I couldn't access it.
 

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^^^^ I realize that. My point is that the content rights of most Global shows have moved over to Shomi. So either the Global on demand service shuts down soon, or most shows that you want to see won't be there anyways.
 

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horhota, most Global TV programs are available the day after broadcast for one week for free. After that, they are shown with a padlock and require a login from an authorized TV service provider. Only the current season is available through Global - the exact number of episodes depends on the show. See page 1 for more FAQs.

My understanding is that shomi only includes past seasons and doesn't include episodes from the current season.
 

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Global Go vs. CTV Go

I am using the Global Go app reasonably regularly now. It mainly is because using my tablet in my bedroom or in my home office is sometimes a lot more convenient than having to go to my living room to sit in front of my TV. I can watch an episode in the background while I do paperwork in my home office for example. (My PVRs don't have whole-home functionality, and I currently don't have a TV located in a convenient spot in my home office anyway.) I have my Rogers account so I can go back several episodes' worth of my shows if necessary. The amount of commercials the app requires us to sit through to is also OK. I don't actually need my Rogers account though, since having a week to watch the latest show is usually good enough for me.

In contrast, I have no access to previous shows using the CTV Go app since Bell Media has no agreement with Rogers here. However, as I said, it's OK because I usually only need the last episode. Importantly though, the CTV Go app seems a bit more clunky, in that for my shows, the commercial breaks don't actually happen at commercial breaks, but several seconds before. So, for example a show may cut to commercial a few seconds before the ending, and then you have to wait for the commercials to end before you can watch the final few seconds of the show. Also, it disrupts the flow of the show. In addition, the CTV Go app forces us to watch more commercials than the Global Go app does.

The CTV Go app is even more clunky on Android. It's stupid but on my Nexus 7, when you access the CTV Go app, all the browsing is done in portrait mode. However, when you actually watch a show, it's all in landscape mode of course. So you can't just leave the tablet in a stand unless you like browsing sideways. On my iPad though, it switches everything to landscape as appropriate. Whomever approved this release of the Android version of the CTV Go app doesn't have very high standards for functionality.

Given the above, if I was choosing Rogers with Global Go vs. Bell with CTV Go, I'd pick the first one (TV content notwithstanding). However, I'd be fine with the apps without traditional TV service (like Rogers cable vs. Bell Fibe) since with the apps, traditional TV service is no longer mandatory for me. I just have it for my wife.
 

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Corus Entertainment Launches History Vault on Apple Devices

Corus Entertainment announced the official launch of HISTORY VAULT, HISTORY’s direct-to-consumer subscription video on demand service. Now available in Canada on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, HISTORY VAULT features hundreds of hours of content within the HISTORY library, including series, documentaries, and specials, without commercial interruptions for CAD $5.49 a month.

From ancient civilizations to the World Wars, fans can explore history’s greatest stories with a free, seven day trial now to access hundreds of hours of video about the world’s most fascinating historical subjects. HISTORY VAULT will also roll out on Android in the coming months.
 

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Talk about a niche service. This certainly won't be a Netflix killer. Archived video of one channel for $5.49 a month seems a little expensive. If Chorus included all current History programming or some of their other specialty channels it might be worth it.
 

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GLOBAL TELEVISION GIVES THE GIFT OF CONNECTED VIEWING WITH NEW GLOBAL GO APP FOR APPLE TV

Global Television announced today that its Global Go app is now available for Apple TV. As the first connected app for Global, the easy-to-navigate interface of Global GO for Apple TV allows viewers to live stream the network’s full slate of original and acquired series, view full length episodes, clips and exclusives, as well as catch up on their favourite shows.

The new version of Global GO fully supports the Apple TV app and works continuously across iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, allowing users to stop watching a show partway through and later picking it up on a different device on demand. Additionally, users can ask Siri to find new episodes of their favourite Global series.

Global GO for Apple TV features include:
  • Easy-to-navigate interface allowing fans to effortlessly find the content they want
  • Immediate access to the Global Live Stream closest to their location (viewers use their cable provider username/password and visit globaltv.com/activate to access on Apple TV)
  • New content added daily
  • Catch up on programming on demand
  • Exclusive and ancillary clips, episodes and content from Global’s hit series
Users can download Global GO from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Those with Apple’s Automatic Downloads feature enabled will automatically get Global GO for Apple TV with a software update to Global GO on iPhone or iPad. Global GO is available for Apple TV 4th generation and Apple TV 4K.
 

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Highlights from the official press release:

Ready to Cast: Global GO Now Available on Chromecast

Continuing to deliver its dynamic slate of content to audiences on the platforms of their choice, Global Television has now launched its Global GO app on Chromecast. As the first among Corus’s suite of apps to add Chromecast support for both live streaming (once authenticated) and on demand content, viewers can now “cast” programming to their connected TVs from any iOS or Android device.

Global GO allows viewers to live stream the network’s full slate of original and acquired series, view full length episodes, clips and exclusives, as well as catch up and binge on their favourite shows on demand.

Global GO supports all versions of Chromecast, including Chromecast built-in TVs. Users can simply tap the cast icon and select the Chromecast device within the Global GO app to start casting to their TVs. They will also be able to use their mobile devices as the remote – allowing for playback functionality and audio controls right on their device.

The Global GO app is also available on Apple TV via the App Store on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. In addition to Global GO, Corus’ suite of multi-platform apps also includes Treehouse – one of the App Store’s Best of 2017 – as well as HISTORY GO, Disney Channel Canada, Disney Junior Canada, YTVGO, and NickGO.
 
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