Hey Canada! You're About to Get Some New Roommates. shomi is Available to Everyone Today!

– New members get a one-month free trial when they subscribe to shomi
– Catch our Vikings, pirates, highlanders, and zombies on the move today and enter on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win the ultimate home entertainment package –

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TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The wait is over; we're moving in today. Opening the door to a world of entertainment, shomi is now available to all Canadians. Entertainment lovers from coast to coast can subscribe to shomi directly and stream exclusive and buzzworthy series including Fresh off the Boat, Empire, Vikings, Transparent, Jane the Virgin, Outlander, Sons of Anarchy, Black Sails, and iZombie  – hit titles the other guys don't have. An extraordinary cast of characters is moving in, so make some room and grab the popcorn – or brains with hot sauce, if you prefer. We won't judge.

"Today is an epic day for Canadian entertainment lovers as we deliver on the promise we made to them back in May," said David Asch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, shomi. "We announced we would be moving in, and today we've arrived. shomi is now available to all Canadians."

Starting today, Canadians can subscribe directly to shomi to access the service through their Internet provider. And shomi is accessible on the platforms Canadians want – tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Chromecast, as well as set-top boxes for Rogers and Shaw TV subscribers. The service is also on offer to other cable providers and ISPs. New members get to try their first month of shomi for free when they subscribe, then enjoy non-stop streaming for just $8.99 per month.

As shomi moves in, we're offering the ultimate housewarming gift. O.K., it's actually a contest – a chance to celebrate just how excited we are now that we're available to all Canadians. If you're a true entertainment lover gearing up for a shomi streaming party, you're going to need a cool home entertainment setup. Help us celebrate bringing shomi to all Canadians by entering a contest for a chance to win a shomi-perfect Grand Prize home entertainment pack, including one Sony 55" 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED Android TV, one Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5" 16GB Android 4.4 Tablet, one Google Chromecast, and a one-year paid subscription to shomi.

If you spot a marauding gang of vikings, zombies, highlanders, and pirates on the streets of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Halifax today – don't be alarmed, they're just excited about shomi (and they're friendly too, even the zombie). Chat with them and share a photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #shomiMovesIn to enter. Not in town? Not a problem. Show us how you're celebrating shomi moving in. Get your purple on and snap a selfie to share, post a shot dressed as your favourite shomi character, or show us how you get ready to binge. For more info, full prize details, rules and regulations, visit shomiMovesIn.com.

With hundreds of bleary-eyed hours of the most talked about TV shows and movies being produced today, new members may wonder where to start. Hand-picked and human curated by shomi's entertainment experts, shomi's content is easy for first-timers to navigate – it's easy to search and fun to stream. Marni Shulman, shomi's Head of Content and Programming, offers her personal recommendations in curated collections, including the shomi Starter Kit which highlights the best-of-the-best on the service, those must-see shows and yet-to-be-discovered hidden gems that Marni believes capture the spirit of shomi; plus a special collection of family picks – from her family to yours – with the best Kids and Family titles. With its unique blend of art and science, the human touch is at the centre of the shomi experience.

shomi launched in November 2014 in beta to Rogers and Shaw subscribers. Since then, the service has signed deals with the most innovative studios, networks, and content distributors and has rapidly grown the program library, continuing to add new series and movies every week.

About shomi
shomi is a streaming service that makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it. Curated by people who love popcorn and magic, shomi combines the passion and knowledge of our entertainment experts with the power of technology to offer recommendations and Collections that help our members always find something good to watch.  We are made in Canada. Shomi Partnership is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications. Want more information? Visit shomi.com.

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For further information: Jodi Cook, shomi, Jodi.Cook@shomi.com, 416.764.2725; Julie MacFarlane, shomi, julie.macfarlane@shomi.com, 416.764.4060

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