Last week on August 26, 2014, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications unveiled a new subscription video-on-demand service similar to Netflix, available only in Canada. The service called shomi (pronounced ‘show me’) will be launched in November of this year, initially for Rogers and Shaw cable and internet subscribers only at a suggested monthly retail price of $8.99. shomi will have both TV and movie offerings, with 30% Canadian content.
The service will be accessible online (desktops/laptops), on tablets, smartphones, Xbox 360, and set-top-boxes. For those people who do not have a TV subscription, or those who would like access to more TV and movie content, this is something worth a try. And if you already have Netflix, you may also want to subscribe to this as it will have content that is not available on Netflix.
Will you be subscribing to shomi?
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