-- THE 87TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS to stream live on CTV GO this Sunday –
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TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - CTV announced today that its CTV GO TV Everywhere service is now available to Rogers Communications, Access Communications, Cable Cable, Nexicom, and Northwestel subscribers, giving CTV GO a 90% penetration rate in English Canada. The news follows CTV's announcement last week that CTV GO now supports Google Chromecast, making CTV the first broadcaster in the country to provide Chromecast functionality.
The four new partners join Bell Fibe, Bell TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Northerntel FibreOP, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Telus Optik TV, and Eastlink as CTV GO partners.
CTV GO provides viewers the freedom to enjoy livestreams of CTV and CTV Two's complete schedules on their smartphones, tablets, and computers, including the flexibility to start, stop, and continue their favourite CTV programs seamlessly, in and out of the home at no additional cost. With access to more than 60 program titles, CTV GO features 14 of the Top 20 most-watched programs in Canada* including THE BIG BANG THEORY, GOTHAM, PERSON OF INTEREST, and more, in addition to ongoing unprecedented access to live special event programming.
"With THE ACADEMY AWARDS® just days away, this is an exciting time of year for our new CTV GO partners and their customers," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. "CTV GO delivers an amazing live streaming and on-demand viewing experience wherever television customers want it."
"We are thrilled to bring CTV GO to well over 8 million homes across Canada. Today's announcement reinforces our strategy to make our leading TV Everywhere products available to as many viewers as possible," said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. "With a simple user experience along with Canada's top-rated content, CTV GO provides viewers the ability to watch their favourite shows anyplace, anytime, increasing the value of their overall TV subscription."
The recently updated CTV GO app offers a superior viewing experience unlike anything else offered in Canada, with an attractive interface and a fluid user experience. With core improvements that have made the app faster, the user experience is improved with easily accessible content, including full-length episodes and extras. In addition to being available via iOS and Android devices, and on the web at ctv.ca/ctvgo, the recently updated CTV GO app features full support for Google Chromecast. CTV GO is part of Bell Media's leading suite of TV Everywhere products including TMN GO, TSN GO, Discovery GO, RDS GO, CraveTV, and more.
CTV GO is a free app allowing Canadians to access CTV's #1 television lineup on-demand for seven days following a television broadcast. Additional content is available exclusively to Canadians who subscribe to participating TV service providers, allowing them extended catch-up viewing windows, as well as live streams of CTV and CTV Two broadcasts. Currently, participating service providers include Access Communications, Bell Fibe, Bell TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Cable Cable, Eastlink, Northerntel FibreOP, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Telus Optik TV, Northwestel, Nexicom, and Rogers Communications, with additional CTV GO partners to be announced soon.
Rogers Communications is Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television. Access Communications is a 100% Saskatchewan-owned non-profit co-operative committed to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services to the 220 communities it serves. Cable Cable supplies television, Internet, and home phone services to the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ont. and surrounding areas. Nexicom is a local and family-owned telecommunications company that provides service to county of Peterborough, Ont. and surrounding communities. Northwestel is a telecommunications company serving residential and business customers in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, northern B.C., and High Level, Alta.
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CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Total Canada, Dec 15, 2014 – Feb 8, 2015, A25-54.
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