Canadian public broadcaster, CBC has launched an (Over-the-Top) OTT video service, that offers live content and other original series on digital devices. The service also comes in an ad-free version at $4.99 per month, to compete against Netflix and other streaming giants.
AS reported by Hollywood Reporter, CBC Executive VP English Services, Heather Conway said, “Many Canadians are getting more and more of their content from digital OTT services like Netflix. We need to ensure our audiences can get CBC in the same way.”
The CBC TV app, which Canadians can download for free as the broadcaster is taxpayer-funded, will offer 14 regional linear TV channels to stream live alongside new content being made available direct to consumers.