– Deal locks up SVOD rights for more than 700 half-hour episodes of 21 hit TV shows, including six to stream exclusively on shomi –
– shomi is the only Canadian-owned streaming service that offers kids and family content, offering more than 7,200 episodes and 200 movies of family-friendly fun –
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TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - From tots to tweens, everyone will need a screen thanks to shomi's™ new comprehensive content deal with Corus Entertainment, the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada. With iconic premium content synonymous with the very best in kids' entertainment, the deal includes more than 700 half-hour episodes for 21 hit series – including six that stream exclusively on shomi.
New and exclusive to shomi are Nick series Penguins of Madagascar; Rabbids Invasion; Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (turtle power!). The deal also includes the exclusive streaming rights to Avatar: The Last Airbender and shomi's #1 kids' show, Bubble Guppies.
More must-see and new to shomi titles include Dora & Friends; Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; Monsters vs. Aliens; Ren & Stimpy; Sam & Cat; Sanjay and Craig; and Victorious. Plus hit Nick favourites Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; The Fairly OddParents; Fanboy & Chum Chum; Team Umizoomi; SpongeBob SquarePants; and iCarly continues to stream on shomi.
"We're parents and we hear firsthand from our own kids just how important it is to have their favourite TV shows and beloved characters on shomi," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content and Programming, shomi. "Offering some of the #1 kids shows out there, including favourites you can't stream anywhere else, makes shomi the obvious and easy go-to when it's TV time."
"We're delighted to partner with shomi by offering YTV fans another platform to enjoy YTV and Nick favourites," said Maria Hale, Executive Vice President, Television and Head of Content Distribution and Pay TV, Corus Entertainment. "shomi's commitment to kids and family programming make it a great destination for great series."
With more than 7,200 episodes and 200 movies for kids, shomi is the only Canadian-owned streaming service featuring kids and family content. Stream safely with shomi's parental features by creating kid's profiles that only allow for G and PG-rated content to be viewed. Now available to all Canadians, families can enjoy shomi online, on select tablets, mobile devices, set top boxes (on Rogers Channel 300 or through the Shaw On Demand menu), Xbox 360, Apple TV, and Chromecast. And until January 31st, when signing up at shomi.com, members enjoy shomi's regular one month free trial, plus a second month as shomi's gift to new customers.
shomi is a streaming service that makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it. With new content added weekly, there something for every entertainment lover – exclusive only-on-shomi TV shows, hand-picked movies and shomi Collections, plus fun kids and family content. 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 shomi 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 www.shomi.com or www.shomimedia.com.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation, animation software, and technology and media services. Corus' television brands include ABC Spark, Cartoon Network (Canada), CMT (Canada), Disney Channel (Canada), Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon (Canada), OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Telelatino, TELETOON, Treehouse, W Network, YTV, Historia, La chaîne Disney, Séries+ and TÉLÉTOON. Its 39 radio brands include CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. The company also owns Nelvana, an internationally renowned animation production company, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and Quay Media Services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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