More than 6,500 episodes of kids TV and family movies on shomi!
TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - While we aren't able to go outside and enjoy Miss Spider's Sunny Patch, this winter doesn't have to be all Blue's Clues. shomi has everything families need to warm up together this season with new kids content from DHX Media and Corus Entertainment.
shomi has quickly become one of the most popular entertainment hubs for kids, with all of the most beloved kids programming from family channels including YTV, Nickelodeon (Canada), and Treehouse. The all-star lineup features favourite shows Yo Gabba Gabba!, Johnny Test, Are You Afraid of the Dark, iCarly, Super Mario Super Show, Dora the Explorer, The Fairly OddParents, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
"As a mom, it's really important to me that shomi has a large selection of quality kids content for every age that parents can trust and feel comfortable with," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming, shomi. "We believe that a great SVOD service not only satisfies the entertainment needs of grownups, but also thinks about what will make their children happy and what they can all watch together as a family. shomi has done just that with amazing kid-friendly content chosen by parents."
shomi has more than 6,500 episodes of TV shows and movies for kids. Today's content deal announcements with DHX and Corus include the following family-fare shows:
Max and Ruby
With shomi, kids can create their own profiles with fun avatars. Parents also have the ability to control access to programming rated PG and below, while separate profiles also enable parents to see what their kids are watching.
"We're delighted to share more than 20 iconic brands from Nelvana and Nickelodeon (Canada) with shomi including iCarly, SpongeBob SquarePants, Franklin and Max and Ruby, so that they can continue to be enjoyed by Canadian families," said Colin Bohm, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Kids.
"From Caillou and Johnny Test to Yo Gabba Gabba!, DHX Media knows what kids are looking for in great entertainment, and how important it is for parents to have confidence in the streaming services their children use," said Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media. "DHX Media is proud to join forces with shomi so that Canadian kids and parents can continue to enjoy these iconic characters and timeless stories."
Today's news isn't the first on the family front for shomi. In November, the popcorn and magic of shomi met the magic of Disney, adding a slew of family favourites to the roster with such favourites as 102 Dalmatians, The Parent Trap (1998), Sky High, Who Framed Rogers Rabbit, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. shomi is the only SVOD in Canada to carry these classic and sought-after kids titles.
shomi is available now in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers, while conversations continue with other BDUs. With an all-star lineup of exclusive past-seasons of many of the hottest shows on television as well as movie favourites, Canadians are able to enjoy shomi online and on select tablets, mobile devices, and 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.
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About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. ( www.dhxmedia.com), a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Slugterra, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media Ltd. is the owner of Family Channel, the most-viewed children's television channel in Canada, as well as the channels Disney Junior (English & French) and Disney XD in Canada. The Company markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 half-hours of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.'s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com.
shomi is a brand new kind of subscription video streaming service that makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it. 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.
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