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Shomi boasts 143M video streams

Media | 08/22/2016 9:03 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s and Shaw Communications Inc.’s Shomi has had more than 143 million video plays since Aug. 20, 2015, the over-the-top service (OTT) announced Monday in a press release marking one year of Canada-wide availability. Initially launched in 2014 for Rogers and Shaw subscribers, Shomi became available for all Canadians on an OTT basis a year ago. In that time, the catalogue has grown to 17,698 episodes, with 118 series “that you won’t find on any other streaming service in Canada,” the release said. The release also included statistics on the number of video plays by its most active subscriber (12,000) and its peak consumption hours (between 9 and 11 p.m.), but did not include any subscriber information. In June, a Solutions Research Group Consultants...

Anglophone TV subs fall to 73%: MTM

Media | 06/17/2016 9:12 pm EDT

The number of anglophones subscribing to TV service continues to fall, according to a new report by Media Technology Monitor (MTM), a project of CBC/Radio-Canada. In the spring of 2016, 73 per cent subscribed to TV service, compared to 77 per cent in the fall of 2015, MTM said in a report released Thursday. At the same time, the number of English-speaking Canadians subscribing to Netflix Inc.’s streaming service rose slightly, to 48 per cent from 47 per cent in the fall. In comparison, five per cent of anglophones have BCE Inc.’s CraveTV and five per...

Shomi, Crave in fewer than 1M households: SRG

Media | 06/14/2016 9:15 pm EDT

Solutions Research Group Consultants Inc. estimates fewer than one million Canadian households are currently subscribers to BCE Inc.’s CraveTV and Rogers Communications Inc.’s and Shaw...

Sports content helping drive interest in 4K: experts

Media | 10/09/2015 8:01 pm EDT

Sports fans are an ideal market to sell 4K content to in its early stages, say analysts, though at least one expert says this quality of video has not yet achieved "must-have" status. Richard Grunberg, associate...

NHL interest declined over last year: SRG

Media | 02/03/2015 5:43 pm EST

Solutions Research Group Consultants Inc. (SRG) released results of a survey Tuesday that suggest interest among Canadians in following the National Hockey League declined over the last year. The company said in a press release...