CBC Gem joins Roku in Canada

CBCStreaming device provider and FAST operator Roku has tied with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to launch the broadcaster’s streaming service, CBC Gem on the Roku platform in Canada.

CBC Gem houses Canadian series, more than 800 documentaries, 500 hours of ad-free kids and tweens content, and over 200 Canadian feature films. Roku users will have access to more than 6500 hours of live and on-demand programming via the Roku streaming player or Roku TV.

CBC content is delivered in English, French and eight Indigenous languages.

“CBC Gem is an important addition to the library of fantastic Canadian content on the Roku platform,” said Mary-Anne Taylor, head of content distribution, Canada at Roku. “Our Canadian customers have been asking for CBC Gem, and we are proud to now offer them access to the impressive programming lineup of home-grown and international programming.”

“As millions of consumers move to streaming and connected TV platforms, our partnership with Roku is key to ensuring that wider audiences in Canada are able to discover and enjoy CBC’s award-winning news and entertainment programming,” said Barbara Williams, executive vice-president, CBC. “With the launch of CBC Gem on Roku, we will be able to serve even more people on Canada’s top connected TV platform, and we look forward to working with Roku to reach new audiences.”

Roku also announced CBC-owned Radio-Canada streaming service ICI TOU.TV has launched on Roku devices in Canada.

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