Global TV has announced that all of its programming is now available on Roku streaming devices in Canada. Global becomes the first Canadian broadcaster to join the platform, making its television offerings available via 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.”
The Roku platform is available in Canada through Roku streaming players as well as Roku TVÔ models from Hisense, RCA, Sharp, Sanyo and TCL. The streaming platform offers thousands of free, ad-supported channels, as well as paid, subscription offerings.
Full episodes of Global series will be available, free, on Roku streaming devices for the first seven days after they air on television. Viewers with cable subscriptions will be able to access Global’s full lineup by signing in to the Global TV App with their TV service provider credentials.
Global News will be available in the “Live” feature, meaning you can watch the news broadcast live from the App when it is on air. Additionally, full episodes of various Global newscasts, including Global Toronto, Global BC, Global National, The Morning Show, and The West Block, all on demand for free.
Global’s offering through Roku is ad-supported and sold through Corus.
“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.
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