Online & Digital Media News – Citytv launches subscription streaming service

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Citytv has launched a new subscription streaming service on Amazon Prime Video. Citytv+ will offer live and on-demand access to series like The Bachelorette, Law & Order, Canada’s Got Talent, Atlanta, and Chicago Med/Fire/P.D., in addition to titles from FX and FXX like The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, Atlanta, The Shield, Damages, and Baskets. Multicultural broadcaster OMNI TV is also available on Prime via Citytv+ with daily third-language newscasts in Arabic, Cantonese, Filipino, Italian, Mandarin, and Punjabi, plus locally-produced programming in more than 20 languages. CityNews 24/7 will offer digital news, including the latest headlines, weather, and traffic, as well as live coverage of Breakfast Television and CityNews local newscasts. Available to Prime members, Citytv+ is available for $4.99/month. Prime members can also access a free tier of Citytv’s live programming schedule. Read more here.

Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership in Canada. The subscription, which encompasses free one-day shipping on many items, access to its Prime Video streaming platform and other benefits, will go up $2 to $9.99/month, while an annual renewal will increase by $20 to $99 per year. It’s the first price increase for Prime since Amazon launched in Canada in 2013.