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Cue the closing credits, shomi thanks Canadians for a good run

From a media release:

Today, shomi announced the streaming service will be shutting down operations as of November 30, 2016.

“We’re really grateful to Canadians who enthusiastically invited us into their living rooms and took us with them on their phones, tablets and laptops,” said David Asch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, shomi.

“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,” Asch said. “We’re proud of the great service we created and the role we played in the evolution of Canada’s video landscape.”

Current shomi members can keep streaming and binge-watching their favourite shows and movies online, via their Shaw or Rogers set-top box, on select tablets, mobile devices, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, and PS4 until November 30, 2016.

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Principal photography begins on Season 2 of City’s Between

From a media release:

Today, City announced the start of production on the second season of Between, the original survivalist thriller series created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly) and Jesse Carere (Skins). The second season of Between, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City, followed by shomi, in Canada. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The series begins principal photography today.

In season one, a virulent disease swept through the idyllic town of Pretty Lake, leaving everyone over the age of 21 dead in its wake and the town quarantined. Season two will continue Wiley (Jennette McCurdy) and Adam’s (Jesse Carere) journey into discovering the cause of the deadly virus as the battle for survival is toughened by a diminishing food supply, harsh winter, and lawlessness among peers.

Returning cast for Between’s second season include Justin Kelly as Chuck, Kyle Mac as Ronnie, Ryan Allen as Gord, and Shailyn Pierre Dixon as Franny. Joining the cast this season are Steven Grayhm (The Family TreeThe Five People You Meet in Heaven) as Liam Cullen, a mysterious visitor who claims to have the answer to the epidemic that has ravaged the small town, and Mercedes Morris (Forest Fairies) as Renée, the powerful leader of an off-the-grid cult located on the edge of Pretty Lake.

Between is an original series produced by Don Carmody Television (DCTV) and Mulmur Feed Co. Executive Producers are Don Carmody (PompeiiResident Evil, Silent Hill, Goon, Chicago), David Cormican (The Tall Man, Faces in the Crowd), Michael McGowan, and Naveen Prasad of Elevation Pictures. Sam Egan (The Listener, Continuum) joins as Showrunner. McGowan and Supervising Producer Rick Bota (Haven, Damaged, Beauty and the Beast) will each direct three episodes. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Vice President of Television and Broadcast Operations.

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City, Netflix and Shomi collaborate on Canadian original drama

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From a media release:

Today, City, Netflix, and shomi™ announced a landmark partnership to bring audiences around the world a new, premium drama series, Between – an original survivalist thriller series, created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). The partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new, original series.

The first season of Between, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City and shomi in Canada and on Netflix outside of Canada where the service is available. Between will come to Netflix Canada one year following the initial premiere. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The series begins principal photography today.

“We know that Canadians crave daring and distinctive original programs, and Between offers just that,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers. “Showcasing Michael McGowan’s cinematic vision on the small screen, this compelling new series, in partnership with Netflix and shomi, delivers on our promise to offer viewers world-class entertainment.”

“Teaming up with Rogers, on Between, is a tremendous opportunity to work with a creative partner in Canada to bring our global viewers top-notch content,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content at Netflix. “We’re thrilled to be working with outstanding talent behind the scenes including Canadians Don Carmody, Jon Cassar and Michael McGowan, and in front of the camera with a new generation of actors led by Jennette McCurdy, delivering a must watch event series that millions of Netflix viewers will enjoy.”

Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

“With the commission of Between, we are reinforcing our commitment to bring the best programming to our subscribers,” said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming, shomi. “Great opportunities to build original content like this, and working with the breadth of talent, including the amazing Michael McGowan, is a perfect fit for the shomi brand.”

Between stars Jennette McCurdy and was created by Michael McGowan, who executive produces along with Don Carmody (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Goon, Chicago), David Cormican (The Tall Man, Faces in the Crowd), and Naveen Prasad, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elevation Pictures Corp. Emmy® award-winning director Jon Cassar (24, The Kennedys) will direct the first two episodes. The series is produced by Don Carmody Television, Mulmur Feed Co. and in association with Elevation Pictures Corp. Prasad, along with Jayme Alter (Denton’s Canada) for DCTV negotiated the deal. Elevation will oversee worldwide distribution. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Navaid Mansuri is Interim Senior Vice President of Broadcast.

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