Shomi Is Shutting Down
Published Sep 26, 2016This November, exactly two years after it launched in 2014, Canadian streaming service Shomi will shut down.
The service was a joint venture between Rogers and Shaw, and offered streams of television series and movies through cable boxes as well as tablets, mobile devices, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast and PS4.
The service was the main Canadian source to watch Amazon Prime series like Transparent and Catastrophe or the Hulu hit Difficult People.
In a statement, Shomi senior vice-president and general manager David Asch said, "The business climate and online video marketplace have changed markedly in the last few years. Combined with the fact that the business is more challenging to operate than we expected, we've decided to wind down our operations. We're proud of the great service we created and the role we played in the evolution of Canada's video landscape."
Shomi will remain in operation until its last day on November 30.