– Must-watch (and re-watch) movies including Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty, Coraline, and Pulp Fiction available to stream on shomi beginning in May –
– Includes exclusive Canadian streaming rights of Emmy-nominated series Web Therapy –
TORONTO, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - A spy, a gnome, and a pair of head bangers meet at the end of the world… wait, that's not right. A comedian, a solider, and a hit man survive a plane crash… or is it that they crash a wedding? Either way they'll all be hanging out on shomi™ soon thanks to a new deal with Entertainment One (eOne). Beginning in May, shomi will add more than 175 movies including the drama Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, family favourite Gnomeo & Juliet, Canadian cult-comedy Fubar, and the romance Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Comedy, drama, action, sci-fi, romance, kids, and stand-up – shomi's got something from eOne for any streaming mood this summer.
Want some summer lovin'? shomi offers movies featuring loners and legends looking for love with Moonrise Kingdom and My Week With Marilyn, and will make your heart swell with Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Skip right to the action with law breakers (Shoot 'Em Up,), law upholders (Dredd), special-ops agents (Killer Elite), and survivors (The Grey). Or head out of this world with sci-fi flicks Pan Dorum and Pan's Labyrinth. Just don't forget about award winning-dramas like Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and the Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction.
Too stressful? Relax by the campfire with cult-classic Wet Hot American Summer, go for a ride with Adventureland, and get front row access to one of today's most popular comedians with Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain. Or share the screen with the rest of the family with the kid-approved Coraline and Hoodwinked.
"From classic to guilty pleasures, these new eOne titles take our movie catalogue to the next level," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content and Programming, shomi. "This deal is a movie-lover's dream."
More than movies, there is TV too! This deal also includes exclusive Canadian streaming rights to Showtime's Emmy®-nominated Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow, and BBC Brit-comedy romp The Trip starting Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Parents and kids will squeal (and maybe oink?) with delight with the addition of Peppa Pig.
"shomi shares our passion for entertainment and we are delighted to partner with them to deliver such a great selection of films and series to their members," said Patrick Roy, President, Entertainment One Films Canada & Les Films Seville.
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 subscription video streaming service that makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it, offering members exclusive television series and movies they will always love. 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.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
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