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More cowbell for Canada: Shaw inks deal to offer SNL in VOD

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 1:51pm
Mike Robuck

Shaw Cablesystems said it's the first TV provider in Canada to offer full seasons of "Saturday Night Live," commercial-free, through its video-on-demand platform.

Shaw is offering full seasons of the iconic comedy program for $2.99 a month. Shaw's on-demand subscribers are able to access full episodes or clips from the show.

"More and more, our customers are looking to access their content on-demand – watching what they want, when they want," said Shaw Communications President Peter Bissonnette. "'Saturday Night Live' is just another way we're providing our customers with exceptional entertainment experiences."

"SNL" is one of the longest-running TV shows in North America. Shaw said several seasons are now available, with more content added weekly. At some point, customers will be able to access more than 30 years of "SNL's" content.

"We're excited to work with a company like Shaw to offer 'Saturday Night Live' to customers across Canada," said Britta von Schoeler, executive vice president and general manager of Broadway Video Enterprises. "Through this partnership, we're bringing decades of classic comedy into the homes of millions of viewers."

Shaw customers subscribing to the SNL offering can find their content through MyVOD on the VOD menu, where they can view and manage other VOD subscriptions like Movie Central and Super Channel.

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