Rogers Media lets loose sports live streamer
A first from a North American traditional broadcaster, Sportsnet NOW will be available via live stream direct-to-consumer, without a cable subscription.
Inside Viceland’s linear launch
The millennial-friendly media co is banking on an ambitious new ad model, with plans to take the new channel to 12 more countries.
Rogers Radio partners with YouTube on new show
The Canadian radio giant will host a new weekly show, YouTube Hits, showcasing the top artists on the platform.
Shomi goes out of beta and into OTT
The market seems ripe for competition, with an estimated 80% of Canadians watching video content through streaming devices in 2014.
Shomi appoints new SVP and GM
David Asch will oversee day-to-day operations of the SVOD’s content and distribution strategies.
Vice confirms Broadly, announces Live Nation channel
The traditionally male-oriented publisher is gearing content exclusively toward women with one of its latest channels.
Netflix announces Between premiere
Canadian viewers of Between will have access to a supplemental web series called Between Video Yearbook, starting May 18.
Millennial parents most likely demo to have Netflix Canada: study
In households north of the border, 60% of young couples with kids subscribe to the service, according to a Solutions Research Group report.
Shomi inks deal with Sony Pictures TV for Amazon Originals
The deal includes exclusive SVOD rights to series such as Transparent and Alpha House.
Shaw defends Shomi investment to analysts
CEO Brad Shaw says the $13 million equity loss in Canadian SVOD Shomi is required for future growth.