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Shomi had 900,000 subs, company says

Media | 09/27/2016 8:31 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.’s Shomi had close to 900,000 subscribers at its peak, before the companies decided to shut down the service. “We recently approached 900K subs and even today we are not far off that number, which would likely make Shomi a Top 10 service in North America,” David Asch, senior vice-president and general manager of Shomi said in an emailed statement. The company did not release subscriber information prior to Monday’s announcement. It’s competitors, BCE...

As Shomi shuts down, experts point to strong competition in OTT

Media | 09/26/2016 9:55 pm EDT

Shomi, the joint Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. over-the-top (OTT) video service, will shut down on Nov. 30, the service announced Monday afternoon, in a move some industry experts said wasn’t completely out of the blue. “The business climate and online video marketplace have changed markedly in the last few years,” David Asch, Shomi’s senior vice-president and general manager, said in a press release. “Combined with the fact that the business is more challenging to operate than we expected, we've decided...

Shomi’s open access doesn’t equal white flag for TV services: expert

Media | 08/20/2015 8:21 pm EDT

As of Thursday, any Canadian with Internet was able subscribe to Shomi without being a customer of other services from its owners, Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., though one industry observer said this does not mean these companies have given up on their TV services. Shomi announced Thursday in a...

‘Golden age of TV’ facing changes: panel

Media | 06/03/2015 11:43 pm EDT

TORONTO — There has never have been a better time than now to be a consumer of television, it was said during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Canadian Telecom Summit, but it was also discussed how big changes are afoot,...

Shomi stand-alone proposal could be financially feasible: analyst

Media | 05/27/2015 9:38 pm EDT

At some point this summer, Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.’s Shomi streaming service will be made available to customers of other TV and Internet service providers...

David Asch new SVP of Shomi

Media | 05/12/2015 3:40 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have named David Asch senior vice-president and general manager of their video-streaming service, Shomi. The move is effective immediately, the companies said in a press release Tuesday, adding that Ach “will oversee day-to-day...