GlobaI Go will live stream the network 24/7 via web, iOS or Android platforms on smart phones, tablets and home computers anywhere in Canada, plus let viewers catch-up on entire seasons of more than 20 shows for up to 60 days after the finale (versus the 2-3 episodes which are currently available for catch-up). Those shows include the likes of Rookie Blue, NCIS, Elementary and Hawaii 5.0. It also includes a two week look-ahead schedule, and an interface with intuitive search and social integration features for sharing via Twitter and Facebook.
“We’re pleased to be the first conventional broadcaster in Canada to offer TV subscribers access to in-season catch up episodes of their favourite shows,” said Paul Robertson, Shaw Communications’ group VP broadcasting, and Shaw Media president, in the press release. “Canadians will love the flexibility and accessibility of Global Go and the platform provides new opportunities for our advertisers and distribution partners. It’s a solid step forward in our TV everywhere offering and in the coming months we are looking forward to working with our partners to roll out more anyplace access to our premium brands.”
Global Go launches September 12 initially with Shaw, Shaw Direct, Cogeco, Telus and Eastlink and Canadian Cable Systems Alliance distributors. It will also be available through these partners on their set-top box video on demand (VOD) and on-line portals.