Doomed Canadian SVOD service ‘neared 1m subs’

Canadian on-demand service Shomi has come close to attracting 900,000 subscribers, it has revealed after this week deciding to close the net down. Shomi parents Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications this week decided to shutter the SVOD net in the face of stiff market competition. However, Shomi’s senior, VP and general manager, David Asch, said […]

Shomi to close amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market

Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi is to close on November 30. Its cable company parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was closing due to a plethora of factors. Their decision makes Shomi the latest well-financed SVOD platform to shutter. Vivendi chose to end German service Watchever in July to focus on […]

Netflix partners with SVoD rival Shomi for Canadian original

Netflix and its streaming rival Shomi are joining forces to make Between, which will star Kids TV favourite Jennette McCurdy and was created by Michael McGowan and Resident Evil producer Don Carmody. Netflix and City TV and Shomi, which are both part of the Rogers group, are partnering on the series. The move surprised some […]