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Shomi Shutdown Sends Shaw’s Profits Down in First Fiscal Quarter

The shutdown of the video streaming business Shomi has heavily affected Shaw Communications' profits, the quarterly earnings release reveals. It's wireless segment also failed to shine, but that was on purpose, the company CEO said (via BNN). During the first fiscal quarter, which ended November 30, 2016, Shaw reported a 14.9% increase in revenue to...

CRTC Head Criticizes Rogers For Shutting Down Shomi

Jean-Pierre Blais, the chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), criticized Rogers and Shaw for shutting down their video streaming service Shomi. In a speech in Ottawa on Wednesday, the chairman was shocked to hear that the companies were shutting down the service so soon. In a statement, he said: "I have to...

Bell’s CraveTV Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Ahead of Shomi Shutdown

This morning Bell announced their Q3 2016 earnings, which saw wireless revenue up alongside net postpaid additions. The company also officially launched the Bell Fibe app for Apple TV 4 users, the first Canadian live TV service on tvOS. As for its streaming service CraveTV, which has exclusive access to HBO’s library and also James...

Laid Off Shomi Employees Create Website to Find New Jobs

What looked like a great business opportunity for Rogers and Shaw, and a secure income for more than 100 employees working on the project, has ended badly after two short years: At the end of November, Rogers will pull the plug on its movie streaming service. This also means that employees working on this failed...

Shomi Didn’t Work Out as Planned, But “Aspired” to Move Beyond TV: Rogers

Rogers today unveiled grand plans to invest $1.5 billion over 10 to 15 years to develop a 10-tower condo development in Mississauga, dubbed M City. The land was originally purchased by company founder Ted Rogers for $170,000, a generation ago. The development is a family-run project, independent of Rogers Communications. The company’s deputy chairman—and son...

Rogers’ shomi Streaming Service Turns One Year Old

Rogers' and Shaw's streaming service shomi celebrated the first anniversary of its national debut on August 20. To celebrate the milestone, Rogers and Shaw have released statistics showing how well the streaming service has done in the first year of operation across Canada. - 17,698 – The total number of episodes available to stream. That’s...

Rogers’ Shomi Launch on Xbox One Coming May 3

Rogers has announced shomi will launch on Xbox One, next Tuesday, May 3rd. The company says the shomi app on Xbox One will have all content in HD quality. “We’ve heard from many shomi members and Xbox One users that this launch is something they’ve been waiting for. We’re thrilled to have shomi available on...

CRTC Closes Consumer Group Complaint vs Rogers’ Shomi

The CRTC has closed the Public Interest Advocacy Centre's (PIAC) complaint over the fairness of the Shomi online video streaming service having found that the issue raised "is now moot." Geoff White, PIAC's lawyer, is disappointed by the regulator's decision, claiming that the "Commission avoided deciding in this issue." (via the Globe and Mail) After...

Rogers’ shomi is Now Available on Sony’s PlayStation 4

On Thursday, Rogers announced that their TV streaming service shomi is now available on Sony’s PlayStation 4. The announcement gives shomi subscribers another way to enjoy all the movies and TV shows that the streaming service has to offer. The PS4 system streams from the shomi app, which means that subscribers will get the full...

Rogers’ Shomi to Launch PS4, XBox One Support this Month

Rogers and Shaw’s joint streaming service shomi, is set to hit more gaming consoles later this month. The company’s website has been updated to note XBox One and Playstation 4 support is “coming in January”. Rogers customer support has also started informing customers it’s coming later this month (with no specific date provided), while the...

Rogers and Shaw’s Shomi Now Available to All Canadians

Rogers today has announced shomi is now available for all Canadians, as the service has exited its beta stage. The company noted today in a Rogers Redboard post “Canadians were clear in stating that they wanted an entertainment streaming service that is modern, customizable, and easily accessible,” which they are now “delivering on that request."...

Rogers and Shaw’s Shomi Says They’ll Pay You $50 to Explain Why You Cancelled

Last November marked the (beta) launch of Rogers and Shaw’s Shomi streaming service, available for a free trial for the latter’s customers and beyond that, $8.99 per month. While many customers did not extend their free trials (if you didn’t cancel yourself, you’d be billed automatically), many did. It now appears shomi is targeting these...