Rogers, Shaw to Beta Launch ‘shomi’ Streaming Service on Nov. 4 [u]

Rogers and Shaw customers will be the first to try the new streaming service joint venture from both companies as shomi launches on November 4.

Shomi will be available on the web, select tablets and mobile devices (iOS and Android), set top boxes and later for Xbox 360 and Chromecast.

“For the past few weeks, we’ve had a rolling thunder of content announcements that position shomi as the ultimate streaming destination with the must-have hit titles you can’t get on any other video streaming service in Canada,” said Marc Dinsdale, General Manager, shomi.

Both companies have been inking content deals with various Hollywood and international studios, and claims close to 12,000 hours of content for the first year. Despite being a Netflix competitor, shomi previously announced it will partner with Netflix to distribute a new Canadian drama.

The service is priced at $8.99 per month and will be available to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers first. Let us know if you will be trying out this new streaming service. For existing Netflix users–will you be willing to pay an extra $9 per month for this?

Update from Shaw’s press release:

Shaw customers get a one month free trial of shomi, with Shaw Internet customers getting an additional two months access through the shomi app and website.

Bell earlier announced its own TV streaming service called Project Latte, coming soon.

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