TORONTO (May 30, 2014) – CTV announced today its CTV GO TV Everywhere product is now available for free to Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct subscribers. From upcoming summer series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, RISING STAR, THE LISTENER, and MASTERCHEF, to Much’s CTV takeover for a super simulcast of the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, the 66TH PRIMETIME EMMYS and more, Shaw customers can now watch live CTV and CTV Two programming – as well as full-length on demand coverage (more than 4,000 hours during the year) – whenever and wherever they are.
Just in time for summer, Shaw customers can now enjoy livestreams and expanded on demand programming from both networks’ complete schedules on their smartphones, tablets, and computers with remarkable flexibility and at no additional charge by simply logging in and authenticating with their user credentials. Also, access to over 50 individual CTV and CTV Two programs available on demand from the network’s 2014 summer schedule, including CTV Extend titles, ensures Shaw customers won’t miss a thing.
CTV GO offers a superior viewing experience unlike anything else offered in Canada, with an attractive interface and a fluid, easy-to-navigate user experience. A key feature of Bell Media’s suite of TV Everywhere apps is industry-leading technology that automatically delivers the best quality video to each user regardless of their internet connection
CTV GO partnership now gives Shaw and Shaw Direct subscribers total freedom to enjoy their favourite CTV and CTV Two shows.
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“We are pleased to extend the reach of CTV GO and offer Shaw and Shaw Direct subscribers more ways than ever to engage with their favourite shows,” said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. “This marks just one of many new partnerships to come for Bell Media’s TV Everywhere products, as we continue to extend the freedom of CTV GO brand to viewers across the country.”
“The launch of the CTV GO app represents our continued dedication to providing Shaw customers with more control over where, when and how they consume content,” said Jay Mehr, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Shaw Communications. “CTV GO joins an expanded suite of Shaw Go apps, giving our customers access to a robust lineup of complimentary content.”
Shaw subscribers can download the free CTV GO app from the App Store (www.AppStore.com/CTVGO) on their iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod touch. Subscribers can also download the app by visiting CTV.ca/CTVGO through their chosen web-browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox). CTV GO is supported by iPhone 4 and subsequent models, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) and the iPad and iPad Mini (running iOS 6.0 or higher).
Shaw Cable joins Bell FIBE and Bell TV as CTV GO partners. Additional participating service providers will be announced soon.
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CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
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