Global Go Now Available to Over Nine Million Canadian Households
TORONTO, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Just in time for Global TV's hot summer hits, Shaw Media is pleased to announce that Global Go is now available to Bell Fibe TV and Bell Satellite TV customers, providing viewers with anytime, anywhere access to exclusive features on the Global Go app and web video player. Now with over nine million households on board, Global Go is available to 94 per cent of the Anglophone market in Canada.
Whether Canadians are relaxing dockside at their cottage or enjoying the sunshine in a city park, they will be keeping up with their favourite Global programs – anytime, anywhere. Once logged in with their service provider subscription credentials, users can choose to live stream their local Global station on the app or catch up on missed episodes and gain exclusive access to in-season libraries for key Global shows.
Along with the opportunity to catch up on the latest full season of many Global programs including The Good Wife, Survivor and NCIS, summer's hottest programming will also be available on-the-go. From the continuation of last summer's smash hit Under The Dome to season 5 of fan-favourite Rookie Blue to the highly anticipated sci-fi drama Extant starring Halle Berry, Global Go's offering has something for everyone.
"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 Go, available on iOS and Android devices, launched in September 2013 and is available for customers of Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Rogers Communications, Cogeco Cable, TELUS Optik TV™, Eastlink and Source Cable. Other TV service providers will follow in the coming months.
Global on-demand content is also available on Bell Fibe TV, Bell TV Online and through the Bell TV App.
Global is a Shaw Media Network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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SOURCE: Shaw Media
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