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Canadian streaming service shomi in deal with Warner Bros. Intl Distribution

MUMBAI: Canadian subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service shomi has signed a deal with Warner Bros. International Distribution for both new and library series, as well as big feature films.

Starting this November, shomi will exclusively stream some of the hottest shows on television including ‘2 Broke Girls’, ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘Shameless’ and ‘Falling Skies’.

shomi also becomes the exclusive Canadian premiere home of the new Rob Thomas series, ‘iZombie’. For fans of the ‘Vampire Diaries’ spinoff ‘The Originals’, shomi will have all past seasons and will stream new episodes after its television premiere.
The deal provides shomi users with second-window access to old shows including ‘One Tree Hill’, ‘Southland’, ‘Revolution’, ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘The West Wing’.

Film titles from this deal include ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Two Weeks Notice’, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘The Goonies’. A collection of Stanley Kubrick classics are in the deal including ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

shomi head of content, programming Marni Shulman said, “When we announced shomi in August, we made a commitment to deliver the best selection of television series and movie to Canadians. This deal with Warner Bros International Television delivers on that promise. And we’re just getting started.”

shomi will be available in November to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV customers at a suggested retail price of $8.99 per month. With an all-star line-up of exclusive past seasons of many of the hottest shows on television and movie favourites, Canadians will be able to enjoy shomi online and on select tablets, mobile devices, Xbox 360, and set-top boxes.

shomi will launch in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV customers. Enhanced features include trailers and factoids for movie titles to help customers make their selections, while an exceptional user interface delivers a unique theatrical experience.

shomi claims to offers a great solution for the connected home, as customers can watch on two devices and their set-top boxes at the same time.