– shomi to feature a special all-Canadian "Northern Lights" Collection –
TORONTO, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - It's abooout time, eh? On Wednesday, April 29, shomi™ celebrates National Canadian Film Day with a great lineup of Canadian movies – not those films where Toronto stands in for Chicago, but movies that are actually set here, with our own stories, Canadian mailboxes, colourful Canadian money, and even Canadian police cars! Now in its second year, National Canadian Film Day will be marked with special screenings and events at theatres, libraries, schools, and broadcasters across the country. Proudly Canadian and movie-loving, shomi's onboard with a 10-title Collection called "Northern Lights: A Celebration of Canadian Film." Members visiting shomi.com on April 29 will discover that the rotating carousel will feature entirely Canadian titles, enticing viewers to check out a maple-flavoured movie.
"Canadian films are celebrated at festivals around the world – we make great movies – and National Canadian Film Day is a fun way to celebrate and support our home-grown talent," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content and Programming, shomi. "The Canadian 'Northern Lights' Collection we're offering on shomi captures critically-acclaimed and buzz-worthy titles, multiple genres, and award-winning filmmakers that we're excited for our members to discover and re-discover."
Best enjoyed with a double-double and a butter tart, the "Northern Lights: A Celebration of Canadian Film" Collection includes:
- Away From Her
- Bollywood Hollywood
- Bon Cop, Bad Cop
- Grown Up Movie Star
- Marion Bridge
- Wilby Wonderful
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.
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.
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For further information: Media Contact: Jodi Cook, shomi, Jodi.Cook@shomi.com, 416.764.2725