- Nearly 500,000 Rogers Hi-Speed Internet customers to automatically get shomi as part of their existing plan until March 31, 2015 –
TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Let us entertain you…with shomi. Rogers today announced the new subscription video-on-demand service, shomi™, will be available in a beta trial to all Rogers Internet or cable customers starting November 4. Eligible Rogers customers can sign up and begin a 30-day free trial, after which customers can enjoy shomi for only $8.99 per month.
As an added benefit to select Rogers customers, shomi will be automatically included for Rogers Hybrid Fibre 50 and 60 or Extreme Internet customers and above until March 31, 2015.
Offering prior seasons of the most popular shows on TV today, cult-classic and fan-favourite films, shomi will be available on select tablets and mobile devices, online, and on set top boxes. shomi will also be coming soon to Xbox 360 and Chromecast.
"shomi will have more than 12,000 hours of content in the first year, combining binge-worthy TV series and Hollywood hits with an unbelievable user experience that we know our customers will love," said David Purdy, SVP, Product Management Video & Content, Rogers. "We've been making significant investments to deliver compelling content and extra value to our customers and shomi is another great example of how we're delivering on this promise."
Announced in August 2014, shomi is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications.
shomi is a brand new kind of subscription video streaming service curated by people who love popcorn and magic. shomi makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it. Combining the passion and knowledge of our entertainment experts with the power of technology, shomi offers 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.
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.