TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - shomi™ sees Red! Canada's premier subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, announced today it has acquired the hit crime drama The Blacklist. Coming soon to the service, shomi will be the exclusive SVOD home in Canada for the top-rated series.
James Spader (The Office) stars as Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives – a "Concierge of Crime" –- who brokered shadowy deals for criminals across the globe. When he mysteriously surrenders to the FBI, he offers to identify a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. His one condition is that he will only work with Elizabeth Keen, a newly minted FBI agent (Megan Boone, Law and Order: Los Angeles) with whom he seemingly has no connection. The Blacklist is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.
"I can't think of many things more binge-worthy and addictive than the deliciously, devious "Red" Reddington. Canadians love The Blacklist, so we are bringing them this show," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming, shomi. "We are committed to bringing our customers the most popular and highly rated series on primetime TV."
The Blacklist also stars Canadian actor Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Harry Lennix (Man of Steel), Amir Arison (Girls), and Mozhan Marnò (House of Cards).
shomi will be available in November to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV customers at a suggested retail price of $8.99 per month. With an all-star lineup of exclusive past-seasons of many of the hottest shows on television and movie favourites, Canadians will be able to enjoy shomi online and on select tablets, mobile devices, and set top boxes.
shomi will launch in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV customers. Enhanced features include trailers and factoids for movie titles to help customers make their selections, while an exceptional user interface delivers a unique theatrical experience. With the ability to add up to six profiles per account, shomi offers a great solution for the connected home.
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