As more and more people are adopting the streaming model to view their content, Canada gets its first broadcaster to put an app on the Roku Channel Store:
First Canadian Broadcaster to Join the Streaming Platform in Market
Hundreds of Global Favourites Now Streaming for Free Including New Seasons of New Amsterdam, 9-1-1, Saturday Night Live,
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Survivor, and Big Brother Canada
TORONTO, May 14, 2019 – Global TV announced today that its extensive offering of hit shows are now available on all Roku® streaming devices in Canada. As the first Canadian broadcaster to join the platform in Canada, Global is broadening its reach and giving audiences a new way to watch its complete lineup of daring dramas, laugh-out-loud comedies, and fan-favourite reality shows with the Global TV App on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.
“We are thrilled to be the first Canadian broadcaster to bring our premium programming to Roku’s extensive and highly-engaged user base,” said Drew Robinson, Vice President, Content Distribution, Corus Entertainment. “Global continues to offer viewers anytime, anywhere options to access our content and we look forward to growing our audiences even further with Roku.”
In Canada, consumers can access the Roku platform through Roku streaming players as well as Roku TVÔ models from Hisense, RCA, Sharp, Sanyo and TCL. Roku streaming devices deliver a coveted content selection, ease of use, and value to Roku’s highly-engaged customer base. In Canada, the Roku streaming platform offers thousands of free and paid for channels that provide access to 150,000+ movies and TV episodes. The Global TV App can be added from the Roku Channel Store in the Movies & TV category, allowing viewers to stream hit shows like Global’s New Amsterdam, 9-1-1, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Survivor, Big Brother Canada, and more.
“The Global TV App is a fantastic addition to our entertainment selection for Canadian consumers,” said Regina Breslin, Director Content Distribution at Roku. “We always strive to offer our users the best possible entertainment selection and are thrilled with the arrival of the first Canadian broadcaster streaming channel on our platform.”
In addition to Roku streaming devices, the Global TV App is available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. Full episodes of Global series are available for free on Roku streaming devices for the first seven days after they air on television. To unlock Global’s entire lineup, viewers can sign in to the Global TV App with their TV service provider credentials to access full episodes and exclusive clips anytime. For more information, visit GlobalTV.com.