Shaw Announces Bell TV Customers Now Have Access to Global Go for iOS

Last fall Shaw debuted its Global Go iOS app to allow existing TV subscribers to stream live TV, all the time. At the time, access to the app was only available to those on Shaw, Shaw Direct, Cogeco, Telus, Eastlink plus (Rogers was added recently) subscribers on the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance.

Today, Shaw has announced it has now added Bell Fibe TV and Bell Satellite TV customers to the list of those with access to Global Go. Shaw says there are now over 9 million households using Global Go, which is available to 94 per cent of the Canadian Anglophone market.

“Global Go provides accessibility and flexibility for our viewers and we are thrilled that Bell TV customers can now experience the full capabilities of the app and the enhanced offering it brings to their existing television experience,” said Paul Robertson, Executive Vice President, Shaw Communications and President of Shaw Media. “We are proud of the platform’s easy-to-use interface and high-quality video player, bringing viewers anytime, anywhere access and ensuring they don’t miss a thing.”

Global’s on-demand content is also accessible on Bell Fibe TV, Bell TV Online and through the Bell TV App.

If you missed it, yesterday Shaw launched their Go Gateway iOS app to allow users to manage their PVRs from their iPhone and iPad.

Click here to download Global Go for iOS—it’s free.

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  • websnap

    Cool, maybe now Bell will let Shaw subscribers with Bell mobility use the Bell TV app.

  • Al

    That’s not really the same thing.

  • websnap

    Of course it is. In both instances “Company A” has an app that would distribute content to shared customers but exclude them due to competitor “log in issues”.

    GlobalTV is owned by Shaw and up till now Bell subscribers haven’t been able to log in to the free app even though they pay for the channel legally because the cable identifier was not yet supported.

    I have a Bell Mobility plan which includes Bell Mobile TV but because I’m a Shaw cable subscriber I can’t log in to the app because “support is coming” but not hear yet.

    Same thing.

  • Al

    The Shaw app is for a single TV station. Just like any other TV station app out there. The Bell app is for MANY stations … ones that you SUBSCRIBE to with Bell. It’s for Bell customers because we pay for it. You don’t. So why on earth would expect the right to get it for free?

    NOT the same thing.

  • websnap

    Again, because I am paying for it in my plan for Bell mobility. When filling out the registration info it asks you to choose your cable
    provider from a list, a long list of not Bell – Shaw cable is on the list. When you finish filling out the form it says it is not ready to take Shaw users yet that the feature was coming.

  • Al

    Sorry – my mistake. I interpreted that you were saying that the app was available, not that you paid for the service. I read through too quickly.

  • websnap

    No worries, we kept it civil till it was cleared up.

    I hope they (Bell) correct the issue because now they just look petty. I’m in a province where Bell doesn’t offer Cable so preventing me from using a service they are charging me for kind of sucks.

  • I’m really proud of you two for having such a nice debate. I’ll send a batch of cookies and milk later 🙂

  • websnap

    I’ll hold you to that.