Parents, Police, and Even a Princess!

shomi Inks Deal with NBCUniversal to Add Exclusive Content and Viewer Favourites

– Content deal includes exclusive streaming rights to Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Parenthood, 12 Monkeys, Satisfaction and more –

TORONTO, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Must-see TV indeed! A deal between shomi™ and NBCUniversal will delight viewers through the spring, the summer, and beyond with exclusive series, fan favourites, and movies. Mourning the series finale of Parenthood? Catch up with the Bravermans from the very beginning. Windy City heroes your thing? Chicago Fire and Chicago PD to the rescue. And the funny thing about office politics is that, well, they're pretty hilarious to everyone outside the cubicle so take a memo and catch The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock.  And yes, this shomi / NBCUniversal deal also includes a princess. More on that later…

The deal includes the Canadian exclusive streaming rights to some of the biggest hit series from NBCUniversal to discover or revisit, binge-style, including today's full-season release of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. In addition to Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Parenthood, other shomi-exclusive series include 12 Monkeys, Dig, State of Affairs, Dominion, Satisfaction, Defiance, Royal Pains, and Warehouse 13.

Other titles joining The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock on shomi on a non-exclusive basis include Friday Night Lights, Kings, Alphas, Amazing Stories, Covert Affairs, Eureka, Caprica, Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica, and Boo! A catalogue of more than 375 movies rounds out the content deal.

"Quirky comedies like The Office and Parks and Recreation, family dramas like Parenthood and Friday Night Lights, thrilling series like 12 Monkeys and Dig – all of these are a perfect fit for shomi," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content and Programming, shomi. "We're delighted to feature all this great content from NBCUniversal on the shomi schedule."

"We are pleased to partner with shomi on NBCUniversal television series and feature films," said Ron Suter, EVP, NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, Canada. "Canadian subscribers will be well served by shomi's commitment to some of NBCU's finest and most popular content."

And as promised, there's a princess in the mix. But not just any princess. No, in true shomi fashion, she's tough, heroic, and legendary – she's Xena: Warrior Princess!  And she's in good company – the deal with NBC Universal also includes Young Hercules with Ryan Gosling. Now that's a shomi marathon just waiting to happen!

shomi is available now in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers, while conversations continue with other BDUs. shomi features an all-star TV content lineup of Canadian exclusives, including Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle; exclusive day-and-date releases of buzz-worthy series such as Jane the Virgin, iZombie, and The Originals; and past-seasons of many of the hottest shows on television, featuring Sons of Anarchy, The Americans, and Vikings. Beyond TV binges, shomi offers hand-picked movie favourites and fun kids-and-family content. Canadians can enjoy shomi online and on select tablets, mobile devices, set top boxes (on Rogers Channel 300 or through the Shaw On Demand menu), and Xbox 360. shomi will also be coming soon to Chromecast.

About shomi
shomi is a brand new kind of subscription video 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 is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications. Want more information? Visit www.shomi.com.

About NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, Canada:
NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, Canada, sells current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal's vast library to all forms of Canadian broadcast TV, basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) markets.

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Image with caption: "Premiering today, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is part of shomi’s content deal with NBCUniversal (CNW Group/shomi)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150410_C8423_PHOTO_EN_14145.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Jodi Cook, shomi, Jodi.Cook@shomi.com, 416.764.2725; Caley Gray, NBCUniversal, caley.gray@nbcuni.com, 212.664.3653

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