First Canadian Broadcaster to Join the Streaming Platform in Market
Hundreds of Global Favourites Now Streaming for Free Including New Seasons
of New Amsterdam, 9-1-1, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with
Stephen Colbert, Survivor, and Big Brother Canada
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TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Global TV announced today that its extensive offering of hit shows are now available on all Roku® streaming devices in Canada. As the first Canadian broadcaster to join the platform in Canada, Global is broadening its reach and giving audiences a new way to watch its complete lineup of daring dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, and fan-favourite reality shows with the Global TV App on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.
"We are thrilled to be the first Canadian broadcaster to bring our premium programming to Roku's extensive and highly-engaged user base," said Drew Robinson, Vice President, Content Distribution, Corus Entertainment. "Global continues to offer viewers anytime, anywhere options to access our content and we look forward to growing our audiences even further with Roku."
In Canada, consumers can access the Roku platform through Roku streaming players as well as Roku TV™ models from Hisense, RCA, Sharp, Sanyo and TCL. Roku streaming devices deliver a coveted content selection, ease of use, and value to Roku's highly-engaged customer base. In Canada, the Roku streaming platform offers thousands of free and paid for channels that provide access to 150,000+ movies and TV episodes. The Global TV App can be added from the Roku Channel Store in the Movies & TV category, allowing viewers to stream hit shows like Global's New Amsterdam, 9-1-1, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Survivor, Big Brother Canada, and more.
"The Global TV App is a fantastic addition to our entertainment selection for Canadian consumers," said Regina Breslin, Director Content Distribution at Roku. "We always strive to offer our users the best possible entertainment selection and are thrilled with the arrival of the first Canadian broadcaster streaming channel on our platform."
In addition to Roku streaming devices, the Global TV App is available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. Full episodes of Global series are available for free on Roku streaming devices for the first seven days after they air on television. To unlock Global's entire lineup, viewers can sign in to the Global TV App with their TV service provider credentials to access full episodes and exclusive clips anytime. For more information, visit GlobalTV.com.
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About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children's book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and Roku TV™ models are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A.
Roku and Roku TV are registered trademarks of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.
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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Michelle McTeague, Sr. Publicity Manager, Global TV, [email protected], 416.966.7724; Mike Duin, Director Communications, Roku, [email protected]