shomi™ becomes the exclusive streaming home in Canada of acclaimed Sony Pictures Television series Outlander

TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —

Also coming to shomi from SPT are Marry Me, Helix, Drop Dead DivaJustified, and previously-announced The Blacklist

TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - shomi announced today it has struck a new deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for the streaming rights to fan-favourite movies and series, including the exclusive Canadian SVOD rights to critically acclaimed series Outlander. The deal makes shomi the only place in Canada to binge watch Outlander, available February 13, as well as The Blacklist, Marry Me, Helix, Drop Dead Diva, and Justified –all coming to the service in 2015.

"We can't wait to bring SPT's hit shows and blockbuster movies to Canadians, as shomi continues to grow its collection of must-see content," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming, shomi. "We believe that a great SVOD service has something for everyone, from binge-worthy sci-fi shows to the most heart-warming romances, and with this agreement we're bringing way more of what makes shomi awesome to our members."

Viewers can play catch-up on shomi and watch the first eight episodes of Outlander before the series returns for its mid-season premiere April 5 on Showcase.  Members can also binge-watch the first season of The Blacklist, available now on shomi, before the series returns for its S2 mid-season premiere February 1 on Global. The Blacklist moves to its regular Thursday night time slot beginning February 5.

More of a movie person? That's cool. shomi is dedicated to bringing you all the stars of the silver screen too, with some of the hottest movies out there, with new SPT titles including: The Amazing Spider-Man, Eat Pray Love, 21 Jump Street, Moneyball, The Social Network and more. But that's not all. shomi has also become the Canadian SVOD home for acclaimed miniseries, including Bonnie & Clyde with Emile Hirsch and Hatfield and McCoys, starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton ("Game over man, game over!").

Sony Pictures Television series available on shomi:

*Canadian SVOD Exclusive* 
Outlander – the latest series from famed screenwriter and producer Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek: The Next GenerationBattlestar Galactica) – follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 Scotland, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. Based on the best-selling books from author Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is a worldwide phenomenon that captures romance, history, and science fiction in one.

The Blacklist 
*Previously announced Canadian SVOD exclusive*
A Golden Globe®-nominated thriller starring James Spader, The Blacklist follows the world's most wanted criminal, Raymond "Red" Reddington, who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is that he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent "Elizabeth Keen", with whom he seemingly has no connection.

*Canadian SVOD Exclusive*
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility Arctic BioSystems to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation. 

Marry Me
*Canadian SVOD Exclusive*
Six years ago, Annie and Jake bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they have been inseparable ever since. After returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake's all set to pop the question, but before he can ask, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. She was expecting him to "put a ring on it" in paradise and now Jake's perfect proposal is ruined. Not wanting to spend the next 60 years talking about that mess of a proposal, they decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right. Yet if history tells us anything, it's when we really want things to go right that they all tend to go wrong.

Drop Dead Diva
Deb was a beautiful model, who wasn't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer or the most selfless person. Of course, that was before she died in a car accident and is brought back to life in the body of Jane, a brilliant and curvy attorney with a heart of gold.

Old school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns of Eastern Kentucky. Givens, based on characters created by renowned author Elmore Leonard, employs a Wild West style method to upholding justice.

shomi is available now in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers, while conversations continue with other BDUs. With an all-star lineup of exclusive past-seasons of many of the hottest shows on television as well as movie favourites, Canadians are able to enjoy shomi online and on select tablets, mobile devices, set top boxes (on Rogers Channel 300 or through the Shaw On Demand menu) and Xbox 360. shomi will also be coming soon to Chromecast.

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About shomi
shomi is a brand new kind of subscription video streaming service that makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it.  Curated by people who love popcorn and magic, shomi combines the passion and knowledge of our entertainment experts with the power of technology to offer recommendations and Collections that help our members always find something good to watch.  We are made in Canada. shomi is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications.  Want more information? Visit

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms.  In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 19 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 148 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.2 billion cumulative households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN) and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and

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