shomi the best of FX and FXX: shomi and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announce subscription video on demand content deal

All past seasons of hit series Sons Of Anarchy, Modern Family, American Horror Story, Sleepy Hollow, Louie, and more available to stream for shomi customers

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - shomi Jax, Jess, Jack Bauer and the Dunphy family.  The best of FX, FXX, and FOX programming is headed to shomi! From the adrenaline-filled drama of a notorious outlaw motorcycle club to the hilarity of a modern family, this content delivers on the shomi mantra – more bang, less blah, with a wide array of hand-picked titles across a range of genres.

shomi users will have exclusive access to stream past seasons of FX and FXX originals, including Sons of AnarchyIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaThe LeagueThe Americans, Wilfred and the award-winning series American Horror Story and Louie. Come 2015, shomi customers will also gain access to past seasons of recently released dramas Tyrant and The Strain and comedies Married and You're The Worst

"We are thrilled to support the launch of shomi and are proud that many of our favourite Fox programs will be available to its subscribers," said Evan Scheffel, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Pay TV and SVOD at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

In addition to awesome specialty series, shomi is now the exclusive online streaming home in Canada for the most popular Fox shows on television, including: New GirlSleepy HollowBob's Burgers24: Live Another Day, and Modern Family. Also available non-exclusively are episodes of fan-favourites such as HomelandGlee, American Dad, and Family Guy.

"The titles offered on shomi are hand-picked by our team of programming experts – the best in the business – all premium shows that offer a mix of amazing characters and great storylines and are perfect for binge viewing," said Marni Shulman, Senior Director, Content & Programming, shomi.  "With shomi, we're offering something that is unmatched in Canada.  No one knows great content like shomi."

Of course, this announcement is only the beginning; over the next year, shomi will be revealing more information about more than 14,000 episodes and titles that will be available to Canadians for binge watching and mobile viewing.

Unveiled in late August, shomi will be available in early November to Rogers and Shaw customers and will feature an all-star lineup of exclusive past-seasons of many of the hottest shows on television, as well as popular movies. shomi will be available beginning the first week of November at a suggested retail price of $8.99 per month. 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 a revolutionary user interface delivers a unique theatrical experience. With the ability to add up to six profiles per account, shomi offers a great solution for the connected home, as customers can watch on two devices and their set top boxes at the same time.

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About Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution
A unit of 21st Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is a global leader in the distribution of award-winning motion pictures, television programming and entertainment content across pay-TV, broadcast television and SVOD.  Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution connects audiences around the world with premium content from the production divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Films, Twentieth Century Fox Television and FX, as well as other 21st Century Fox companies. 

About shomi
shomi is the only subscription video-on-demand service created for entertainment lovers by entertainment lovers, and makes getting video content nearly as enjoyable as watching it.  Curated by people who love popcorn and magic, shomi is a video entertainment concierge that offers recommendations from real people because no computer will ever "get" movies and TV like a human does.  shomi is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications.  For more information, visit www.shomi.com.

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For further information: Media Contact: Erin Chard - cell: 905-806-2956, erin.chard@northstrategic.com

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