TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The popcorn and magic of shomi™ meets the magic of Disney, as another monumental content distribution agreement is announced for Canada's premier subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. shomi continues to stack up on goodies with a little something for entertainment lovers of all ages – especially the younger ones – with popular family-friendly film and TV titles, as part of content distribution agreements with The Walt Disney Studios and The Disney/ABC Television Group.
shomi offers a selection of classic Disney family favourites, including 102 Dalmatians, The Parent Trap (1998), Race to Witch Mountain, Muppets Treasure Island, Sky High, Who Framed Roger 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. Once the kids go to bed, mom and dad can kick back with popular movies like Gone in Sixty Seconds, Ladder 49, Pearl Harbor, The Prestige, Remember the Titans, Sweet Home Alabama, Tombstone, and The Waterboy – also exclusive to shomi in SVOD in Canada.
In addition, shomi is offering its subscribers a selection of current and past hit TV shows from ABC, ABC Family and ABC Studios. shomi is the exclusive Canadian SVOD home of hit series Scandal and Revenge, making prior seasons available now, as well as new episodes following the completion of each subsequent season. Looking for some teen drama and a little mystery? shomi has the ABC Family thriller Twisted. Missed it the first time around, or just want to watch it again from the beginning? shomi customers can catch all season episodes of Alias, Boy Meets World, Bunheads, The River, Felicity, Reaper, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
And if the kids are in the mood for Super Heroes? shomi's got it with access to all seasons of the popular Marvel Animation series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures and The Super Hero Squad Show.
"With this new Disney content, we are going back to the days when families watched entertainment together," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming, shomi. "We look forward to offering our customers a first-rate selection of Disney's diverse library – titles families can get excited about and gather 'round to watch together. It offers a little something for everyone."
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). shomi will also be coming soon to Xbox 360 and Chromecast.
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About The Walt Disney Studios
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
About The Disney/ABC Television Group
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio stations. This includes ABC Entertainment Group, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide, Radio Disney and ABC Family, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Company's equity interest in Hulu and its 50% equity interest in A&E Networks and Fusion round out the Group's portfolio of media businesses.
About Marvel Enterainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©MARVEL
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Email Contact Bridget Osterhaus for Disney - 818-560-5252