CBC TV is following in the footsteps of other Canadian broadcasters like Global TV, providing Canadian Roku users with a selection of 14 live regional television channels to stream directly to their Roku streaming device or Roku-enabled TV, completely free of cost.
This is positive news for ‘cord cutters’ seeking local news content from the CBC, the nation’s public broadcaster.
Canadian Roku users will now have free access to a plethora of CBC-exclusive titles and shows, including (but not limited to) The Great Canadian Baking Show and Kim’s Convenience. In addition, the partnership also gives Canadians access to CBC local news from all over the country through the platform.
After bringing international streaming services like Disney+ to Canadian Roku users, it’s quite reassuring to see that the platform hasn’t forgotten about local networks.
According to Roku’s blog post, the regional CBC TV channels that are now available on the platform include Vancouver, BC; Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Yellowknife, NWT; Regina, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Windsor, ON; Toronto, ON; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; Fredericton, NB; Charlottetown, PEI; Halifax, NS; and St. John’s, NL.
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