First Specialty Channels Available on Cloud PVR in Canada
TORONTO, Ontario, January 22, 2015 – Blue Ant Media today becomes to the first specialty channel group to allow its programming to be stored in the cloud, for later viewing, on VMedia‘s VCloud TV. Viewers will now be able to watch all of their favourite shows on Bite, T & E and Cottage Life, at their convenience within seven days of their initial broadcast, at no additional cost.
VMedia launched its unique VCloud TV platform in April 2014, initially offering 18 over the air channels, including all the major U.S. and Canadian networks such as CTV, CBC, Global, NBC, CBC and ABC. Blue Ant Media’s permission to offer its channels on VCloud TV marks the expansion of the platform to encompass the specialty channels that VMedia offers to its subscribers.
« VCloud TV has been a big hit with our subscribers and key to expanding our subscriber base, because it is at the core of our mission to provide the most flexible, uncomplicated and best value solution to enjoying the TV experience », said Alexei Tchernobrivets, Chief Executive Officer of VMedia Inc. « Our subscribers love it, and will now love it even more as we add these great channels to our VCloud TV offering. »
The VCloudTV PVR solution is easy to use « scroll-back TV » featuring the fast, intuitive interface that has become a trademark of the VMedia experience, and an easy to manage recording function that makes it almost impossible for subscribers to miss their favourite shows. Any subscriber to BITE, T & E and Cottage Life can now authorize VMedia to record all the shows on those channels for later viewing by the subscriber at anytime, up to seven days following the linear broadcast of the show.
VMedia Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, provides innovative TV, high-speed internet and home phone services, offering more choice and flexibility, unique features and lower prices than the major players. VMedia is the only alternative triple-play provider to Rogers, Bell and Cogeco available throughout Ontario. VMedia is a leader in IPTV and the company’s cool, affordable TV platform delivers a whole new home entertainment experience, enabling consumers to seamlessly enjoy conventional TV, over the top content, video on demand, social media and a world of apps. VMedia makes every TV smart!