“Let us entertain you.”; That’s the tagline from shomi, Canada’s new subscription video-on-demand service, which will be available in a beta trial to all Shaw and Rogers Internet or cable customers beginning on Tuesday, November 4.
Featuring a mix to top movies and binge-worthy TV series, shomi also boasts curated collections and an elegant cinematic design along with a unique combination of high-tech wizardy and the expert opinions of real people. The goal: to deliver customers an unsurpassed entertainment experience, whether they’re watching online, on a tablet, smartphone or a good old fashioned television.
“For the past few weeks, we’ve had a rolling thunder of content announcements that position shomi as the ultimate streaming destination with the must-have hit titles you can’t get on any other video streaming service in Canada,” said Marc Dinsdale, shomi’s general manage, in a statement. “We know what matters to entertainment lovers, and it was imperative to us to bring the human experience back to video entertainment. The more digital things become, the more human we need to be. By putting a face to the service in how we curate our content and collections – and not solely relying on algorithms – we are delivering the best of both worlds and giving our customers what they want.”;
Thanks to secured content deals with studios including Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Starz Digital Media, Warner Bros. International Television, BBC Worldwide North America and Sony Pictures Television, shomi will offer nearly 12,000 hours of content in its first year, with plenty more to come. In fact, shomi will be Canada’s exclusive home for previous seasons of TV series such as American Horror Story, The Blacklist, Davinci’s Demons, Modern Family, New Girl, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow, Shameless, Sons of Anarchy and Vikings.
shomi also features an array of enhanced features for users, including Rotten Tomatoes ratings for movies, as well as trailers and factoids designed to help make the choice of what to watch easier than ever.
For more information, visit www.shomi.com
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