Angry Robot

Shomi gives Rogers, Shaw a toehold on Netflix’s turf

Missed this – they finally announced the new streaming service which is strangely limited in possible customers: “it will be available only to Rogers and Shaw Internet or television customers for use on tablets, smartphones, Web browsers, Xbox consoles and cable boxes.” Also, it’s for back catalogue only, no new episodes. While that might be a rights limitation, it seems a missed opportunity to offer something they have that Netflix doesn’t.

• September 2, 2014, 1:44 pm |