Shomi, BBCWW sign Canadian licensing deal

The Canadian SVOD also landed the exclusive Canadian streaming rights to the NBC drama The Blacklist (pictured).
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Shomi is to stream repeats of the Irish comedy Moone Boy and the spy thriller The Honourable Woman through a content-licensing deal with BBC Worldwide.

The Rogers Media and Shaw Media joint venture has also signed a separate deal with Sony Pictures Television for the Canadian streaming rights to the NBC drama The Blacklist, which airs on Global Television.

Netflix earlier paid $2 million per episode to acquire the exclusive streaming rights to the James Spader-starring procedural from Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

The non-exclusive deal with BBC Worldwide North America comes as shomi continues to land content deals with major studios and indie studios like Warner Bros., Starz Digital Media and 20th Century Fox Television.

Also headed to shomi as part of the licensing deal are the BBC comedies A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories and Way to Go.

CORRECTION: The original headline to this story read “North American” licensing deal. In fact, the deal is Canada-only.