Shomi, BBC Worldwide sign Canadian licensing deal

The Canadian SVOD also landed the exclusive Canadian streaming rights to the NBC drama The Blacklist.
November 3, 2014

Shomi is to stream repeats of the Irish comedy Moone Boy and the spy thriller The Honourable Woman through a content-licensing deal with BBC Worldwide.

The Rogers Media and Shaw Media joint venture has also signed a separate deal with Sony Pictures Television for the Canadian streaming rights to the NBC drama The Blacklist. Earlier this year, Netflix paid $2 million per episode to acquire exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the James Spader-starring procedural from Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

The non-exclusive deal with BBC Worldwide North America comes as Shomi continues to land content deals with major studios and indie studios like Warner Bros., Starz Digital Media and 20th Century Fox Television. The deals show the Canadian SVOD is competing head-on with U.S.-headquartered Netflix, which earlier this year acquired U.S. rights to The Honourable Woman.

Also headed to Shomi as part of the licensing deal are the BBC comedies A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories and Way to Go.

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