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shomi Inks Deal with NBCUniversal For Exclusive Content

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  • A deal between shomi and NBCUniversal will delight viewers through the spring, the summer, and beyond with exclusive series, fan favourites, and movies.  This shomi / NBCUniversal deal also includes a princess. More on that later…

    The deal includes the Canadian exclusive streaming rights to some of the biggest hit series from NBCUniversal to discover or revisit, binge-style, including today’s full-season release of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. In addition to Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Parenthood, other shomi-exclusive series include 12 Monkeys, Dig, State of Affairs, Dominion, Satisfaction, Defiance, Royal Pains, and Warehouse 13.

    Other titles joining The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock on shomi on a non-exclusive basis include Friday Night Lights, Kings, Alphas, Amazing Stories, Covert Affairs, Eureka, Caprica, Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica, and Boo! A catalogue of more than 375 movies rounds out the content deal.

    “Quirky comedies like The Office and Parks and Recreation, family dramas like Parenthood and Friday Night Lights, thrilling series like 12 Monkeys and Dig – all of these are a perfect fit for shomi,” said Marni Shulman, Head of Content and Programming, shomi. “We’re delighted to feature all this great content from NBCUniversal on the shomi schedule.”

    “We are pleased to partner with shomi on NBCUniversal television series and feature films,” said Ron Suter, EVP, NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, Canada. “Canadian subscribers will be well served by shomi’s commitment to some of NBCU’s finest and most popular content.”

    And as promised, there’s a princess in the mix. But not just any princess. No, in true shomi fashion, she’s tough, heroic, and legendary – she’s Xena: Warrior Princess! And she’s in good company – the deal with NBC Universal also includes Young Hercules with Ryan Gosling. Now that’s a shomi marathon just waiting to happen!

    shomi is available now in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers, while conversations continue with other BDUs.