Doomed Canadian SVOD service ‘neared 1m subs’


Canadian on-demand service Shomi has come close to attracting 900,000 subscribers, it has revealed after this week deciding to close the net down. Shomi parents… Read more

Shomi to close amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market


Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi is to close on November 30. Its cable company parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was… Read more

You.i TV hires chief operating officer

Dan Beer

Canada-based video app platform You.i TV has hired Dan Speer in the new role of chief operating officer to help drive the company’s international growth.… Read more

Arris expands channel programme to US, Canada


Arris has expanded its channel program, which provides resources to drive global sales of Arris products, to the US and Canada. With the move Arris said that… Read more

Canadian pay TV subs in decline


The CTRC has issued 2015 figures that reveal a decrease in subscribers, revenues and employees across the sector, and an increase in costs. The sobering… Read more

Stingray: Streaming audio more appealing than on-demand

Eric Boyko

Streaming audio is a more appealing business to be in than on-demand unless you are Apple or Google, according to Eric Boyko, CEO and founder… Read more

North American SVOD market to reach 110m subs in 2021


The North American SVOD market will grow to 109.6 million subscribers by 2021, with multiple subscriptions “key to US SVOD growth”, according to new research.… Read more

Viceland announces first scripted series


Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, has ordered its first scripted series through the Canadian feed of the network. Nirvanna the Band the Show will comprise one… Read more

North American pay TV subs to drop to 80% of homes in 2021

Digital TV Research north america pay TV

Pay TV penetration in the US and Canada will fall to 80.3% in 2021 as the number of subscribers continues to fall, according to Digital… Read more

Thema secures Canadian deal for Canal Algérie

Canal Algerie

French channel distributor Thema has secured a carriage deal for Algerian public TV channel Canal Algérie with Canadian operator Bell’s FIBE TV platform. The channel… Read more