City Becomes the First Major Canadian Over-the-Air Broadcaster to Introduce a Video App on Apple TV, Launching Today
– User-friendly app lets viewers catch up on all of their favourite City shows in stunning HD –
– Start watching in two clicks or less, and seamlessly pick up where you left off across all iOS devices –
TORONTO (September 22, 2016) Making it even easier to catch up on new must-see series and returning favourites, City announced today that its popular City Video app will now be available on the fourth-generation Apple TV. Available now in the App Store, the City Video app is the first of its kind by a major Canadian over-the-air broadcaster to be available on Apple TV.
“We are committed to enhancing the experience and convenience of viewing City’s world-class content, which means reaching our viewers everywhere they’re watching,” said Colette Watson, Vice President of TV and Broadcast Operations, Rogers. “We’re already available across, mobile, tablet, and desktop devices so this move to Apple TV was the natural next step. The app is beautiful, intuitive, and incredibly easy to use so that our viewers can focus on what’s really important – catching up on all of their favourite shows.”
Delivering a reliable HD stream, the user experience on Apple TV is designed much like the City Video app currently available for mobile devices. To get started, simply download the City Video app from the App Store on your home screen.
Features of the app include:
- --Watch all of your favourite City prime-time shows on demand in HD
--Easily "favourite" your top City shows for quick access to new episodes
--The app remembers your viewing progress, making it convenient to resume exactly where you left off
--The app uses Apple iCloud technology to sync your favourite shows and viewing progress across all of your iOS devices. Seamlessly resume watching any episode from one device to another
--The highly intuitive app design allows for a focused video experience, showcasing constantly refreshed top programming
--Start watching video in two clicks or less of your Apple TV remote
--The smart recommendation algorithm delivers non-stop hit video programming – making binge watching a snap
--Top Shelf Enabled. Simply place the City Video Apple TV app in the top row of your Apple TV menu and get instant-play access to top-trending City shows.
Multiple dynamic in-app advertising, content, and sponsorship integration opportunities are currently available throughout the various features of the app.
Additional Rogers Media apps currently available for Apple TV include Sportsnet and The Shopping Channel app, ShopTSC.
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City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming. City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.
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