CBC Gem is now available on the Roku platform in Canada.
The addition of the public broadcaster’s streaming service gives Roku users access to more than 6,500 hours of free live and on-demand programming, joining Radio-Canada’s ICI TOU.TV service on the platform.
“CBC Gem is an important addition to the library of fantastic Canadian content on the Roku platform,” said Mary-Anne Taylor, Head of Content Distribution, Canada, at Roku. “Our Canadian customers have been asking for CBC Gem, and we are proud to now offer them access to the impressive programming lineup of home-grown and international programming.”
“As millions of consumers move to streaming and connected TV platforms, our partnership with Roku is key to ensuring that wider audiences in Canada are able to discover and enjoy CBC’s award-winning news and entertainment programming,” added Barbara Williams, Executive Vice-President, CBC. “With the launch of CBC Gem on Roku, we will be able to serve even more people on Canada’s top connected TV platform, and we look forward to working with Roku to reach new audiences.”
Starting today, Roku users can stream seasons of past and current CBC original series, including Baroness von Sketch Show, Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ Moms, Heartland, and Murdoch Mysteries, in addition to new titles premiering this fall like Black Life: Untold Stories, BlackBerry, and Bones of Crows.
Roku users can also access programming from CBC’s free ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel CBC News Explore on The Roku Channel app (channel 105) and live stream 14 local newscasts from across the country. Users can add the CBC Gem app to their home screen directly from the Channel Store on the Roku platform. The streaming service is also available via Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Xbox.
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