Monday, June 3, 2024

StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE Live TV, only on Roku.

A personal message from our Editor, Yours Truly (Me: Georges Brunet!)

Hey friends! I know I have not kept up with this blog in recent months, but I have been really super-busy with my very popular StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE Live TV app on Roku!

If you have not yet had a chance to check it out, the app and the StreamOnABudget Showcase Project overall, is an AMAZING project with over 150 live channels and growing monthly! 

I have personally curated dozens of free live TV channels from all genres, all legal and authorized from the network ditributors, with our most popular channels being those from Classic TV and Movies. But, we also have free Live News, Sports Highlights, Weather, Food and Travel, and so much more!

I am also an avid collector of vintage media (mainly Public Domain titles and TV episodes). The app also includes some of my favorite Video-On-Demand titles from my personal collection. 

Check out the video below from our YouTube Channel highlighting the navigation of the app and I hope it encourages you to check it out in more detail! (Please check out our YouTube Channel and SUBSCRIBE!

Remember, the StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE Live TV app is only available on Roku! Search your Roku TV or Roku streaming device with the term "STREAMON" to find our app, install it, and start watching over 150 live TV channels today!

Here are the complete details and direct link from Roku:

Hey, y'all, THIS BLOG IS NOT LEAVING! It might not be updated as often as I'd like, but it will remain as the companion site alongside our OFFICIAL website for the StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE Live TV app, which you can find here:

I may not be updating the blog much these days, but come and join the OFFICIAL Facebook Group of the StreamOnABudget Project, which is also one of the best communities around for all things Streaming On A Budget, and interact with ME every single day!

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Thank you so much for being a friend of this blog and our streaming community! 

I'm not going anywhere, so be sure to check out the website for the latest info about the app, and check out my posts in the Facebook Group! I hope to see you there!

Thank you for your time, Friends! 


Friday, January 12, 2024

Did you know that Global News is available for free to all customers? Here are the details!

by Georges Brunet, Chief Editor of the @StreamOnABudget blog.

Hey, fellow Streamers in Canada, if you are a customer of Amazon Canada, did you know that you could watch Global News for free using your Amazon log in? And what's even better, you don't even need to have a Prime or Prime Video subscription!  

Back in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Prime Video had partnered with Global News to provide live, 24/7 national and regional news and information, free for all new and existing Amazon customers.

During a press release at the time, Ward Smith, Senior Vice President of Global News quoted, "Given the heightened interest in fact-based journalism right now, we are grateful to have the opportunity to share our content on Prime Video and reach new audiences looking for credible and timely information."

The press release continues: "In an effort to help keep Canadians informed at a time when having access to the latest news is critical for communities, there are five new feeds available on Amazon in coordination with Global News, which are available for free on Prime Video for Canada. Anyone with an account can access the round-the-clock news coverage. The five feeds are: Global News National, Global News Toronto, Global News BC, Global News Calgary, and Global News Edmonton."

To access the news feeds on Prime Video, as a customer of, you don’t need a Prime membership; you only need to sign into your Amazon account. (To sign up for Amazon, it’s free and easy; be sure to sign up using our affiliate link, this helps the development of our projects, such as the StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE Live TV app on Roku!)

Customers can access the news feeds via the Prime Video app, which is free to download on compatible smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, select game consoles or online.


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Amazon Prime Video is available on Roku in Canada (Search 'Prime Video' on your Roku TV or Roku device).

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Monday, December 18, 2023

New 24/7 365 Christmas Networks Available on the StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE app on Roku

The StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE channel on Roku launched last year and is celebrating its second Christmas on the platform with a selection of great seasonally themed networks, just in time for holiday!

Streaming now on the app is the Holiday TV Channel and A-Z Holiday Christmas channel, both offering high quality Christmas programming for the whole family. Check out the players below to sample Holiday TV Channel and A-Z Holiday Christmas. 

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Along with Christmas channels, StreamOnABudget Showcase also features some specialty programming with a few ambience channels, such as Fireplace for your TV with seasonal tunes played on the piano or celtic harp, or just a crackling fireplace, a perfect way to cozy up to the virtual warmth on your TV screen while you play your own favorite Christmas on your retro record player or Spotify on your phone.  

The Christmas Zone on the StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE app also features a selection of Holiday classics from its Independent content distributors, including its own in-house curation of content from the app developers own personal digital library.

To start watching Holiday programming on the StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE app on Roku, search your Roku TV or device with the term STREAMON to install the app and start watching today!

For more about the StreamOnABudget Showcase FREE channel on Roku, visit the official website here:


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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Pluto TV Celebrates One Year Anniversary In Canada

Stream Now, Pay Never for Over 160+ FAST Channels with more than 40,000 Hours of Hit Movies and Shows Available Live and on Demand

Pluto TV is the Exclusive FAST Home of Iconic Television IP Including South Park, NCIS, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Nickelodeon, Plus a Suite of MTV Channels and Canada's First-Ever Comedy Central-Branded Channels

Pluto TV Proudly Debuts New Content Including Canadian Home and DIY Hits Income Property and Leave it to Bryan and Pluto TV Westerns, Sailor Moon and Naruto

TORONTODec. 7, 2023 /CNW/ -- On December 1 Pluto TV, a global leader in free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST), proudly celebrated its one-year anniversary in Canada as the largest FAST platform in the country* pacing at over 1 billion total viewing minutes (TVMs) monthly**. Since entering the Canadian market with its most expansive content offering at launch, Pluto TV in Canada has added over 50 new full-time channels, is available across 11 distribution partners, and has doubled the hours of content available on the platform since launch, now delivering more than 40,000 hours of hit movies, shows, documentaries, news, and music available live and on demand.

"Since its inception, Pluto TV has had one mission– to entertain the planet. Pluto TV in Canada has truly been a rocket-ship, quickly climbing to the top as the country's largest FAST platform. Pluto TV in Canada is one of our biggest international success stories to date, and this success is a testament of the value of our proposition for both users and partners," said Olivier Jollet, Executive Vice President and International General Manager, Pluto TV.

"It's incredible what we did in just 12 months with Pluto TV in Canada, where we are now the largest FAST platform, delivering over 40,000 hours of content," said Doug Smith, SVP, Streaming and Content Licensing, Canada, Paramount Global. "Canadians have enthusiastically embraced Pluto TV and its vast content offering including fan-favourite series like CSI, NCIS, Star TrekSouth Park, Doctor Who, Frasier, CheersKing of QueensJersey Shore and even Dora The Explorer along with content from our iconic brands MTV and Comedy Central. Every day we continue to see new user adoption alongside our ever-expanding catalogue of hit shows, movies, and more."

Pluto TV prides itself in offering a human-led curation experience that gives users a truly custom offering of programming based on what resonates most. Led by a team of local content experts, in its first year Pluto TV offered Canadians a selection of special previews of new Paramount+ shows completely free (Special Ops: LionessBargain and more), while also delivering exclusive programming stunts like Mission: Impossible, which featured the full franchise available to stream ahead of the theatrical debut of MI7. Prioritizing people over algorithms, Pluto TV's portfolio consistently offers relevant programming based on the world around us from new premieres to holiday stunts and everything in between.

Over the past year, Pluto TV's success within Canada has been driven by new channels and impactful partnerships with The Weather Network, Blue Ant Media, OUTtv, Sony, Lionsgate, Cineflix, NFB, Stingray, and Corus Entertainment, all fuelling the service's expansive and ever-growing library.

Today, Pluto TV announced even more iconic, beloved, and fan-favourite content now streaming and coming soon to its multi-genre catalogue including:

Income Property Channel (Canadian)

Homes cost money but sometimes, they pay you back. Real estate expert Scott McGillivray shows homebuyers how to make their homes make money, with his hit series Income PropertyMoving the McGillivraysBuyer's Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray, and more.

Pluto TV Westerns

With Gunsmoke topping the charts as the most-watched Classic TV Channel on Pluto TV in Canada, Pluto TV Westerns is a new channel dedicated to the spirit, the struggle, and the demise of the new frontier. Featured series include The RiflemanCisco KidHopalong Cassidy, and Annie Oakley to name a few.

More MTV!

Hot on the heels of Pluto TV's announcement of five new MTV channels, the service is bringing even more of the famous brand's series with new music channels MTV Xmas (launching December 1) with additional channels coming in January including: MTV Spankin' NewMTV Biggest PopYo! MTV and MTV Classic. On the MTV front, the service will also live stream the 2024 MTV VMAs and EMAs.

Love Pets

Love Pets features heartfelt stories about the furry, slimy, spiky and all-around cuddly creatures and the devoted people who care for them.

Leave it to Bryan Channel (Canadian; launching in January)

The channel features various series from celebrity Canadian contractor Bryan Baeumler, including; House of BryanDisaster DIYBryan Inc., and Island of Bryan. 

Pluto TV Holiday Programming

Warm up this holiday season with festive holiday movies, series, and jolly fireplaces. Beginning December 1, viewers can find their Yuletide joy with the Christmas 365 channel and pop-up channels including More Christmas 365MTV XmasCrackling FireplaceFestive Fireplace, and Holiday Lights.

Real Disaster Channel 

With all the hard-hitting disaster and survival stories you crave, the Real Disaster Channel delivers heart-pounding edge-of-your-seat adventure.

Sailor Moon Channel

The legendary Japanese manga-turned-anime series Sailor Moon gets a dedicated channel on Pluto TV with Seasons 1- 5 of the original series and Sailor Moon Crystal. Usagi Tsukino is a girl who transforms into the guardian, Sailor Moon. Watch Usagi and her team of Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from evil every day on Pluto TV! 

Naruto Channel

The popular Japanese manga series, written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, gets its own channel on Pluto TV with seasons 1-4 of the hit series available live and on demand. In Naruto the Village Hidden in the Leaves is home to the stealthiest ninja in the land. But twelve years earlier, a fearsome Nine-tailed Fox terrorized the village before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy - Naruto Uzumaki! 


Take a trip to bikini bottom or make a wish with Timmy Turner. NickToons is serving up some of the very best Nickelodeon cartoons including SpongeBob SquarePantsThe Fairly Odd Parents and Sanjay & Craig.

Pluto TV Adventure Channel

Home to series like Survivorman and Sasquatch Mountain Man Pluto TV Adventure is for viewers who love adrenaline-fueled content that indulges their inner adventurer.

Crime Files (Launching in January)

With True Crime being one of the most-watched Categories on Pluto TV, Crime Files brings some new blood to the service, featuring Canadian-produced series like Exhibit A72 Hours: True Crime, and See No Evil.   

These new channel additions join Pluto TV's wide variety of genres and content categories including: Crime, True Crime, Classic TV, Sci-Fi and Supernatural, Comedy, Drama, Movies, Game Shows, Factual, News and Opinion, Local News (which includes 13 local Canadian news channels live), Home and DIY, Food, Kids, French, Sports, Anime, and Music. 

Pluto TV is also home to some of the biggest television IPs including a dedicated Star Trek channel featuring the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The service also recently launched eight new channels from MTV and Comedy Central with iconic shows like Jersey ShoreThe HillsAre You The One?The ChallengeCatfish: The TV Show, and Ridiculousness alongside comedy favourites like Chapelle's ShowReno 911!Key & PeeleBeavis & Butt-Head, and Daria. This is in addition to iconic series like South Park, CSI, NCIS and series from Nickelodeon.

Pluto TV is available for free, with no registration or subscription required. Canadian users can watch Pluto TV via web at, via the Pluto TV app for Apple, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android Mobile, Samsung Tizen, LG, Hisense VIDAA, and Xbox devices, Windows 10 and via mobile apps on the App Store and Google Play. Visit Pluto TV Canada on Instagram @plutotvca to get started on your free streaming journey.


*Source: Numeris VAM Data. 12/26/22 - 10/29/23 - confirmed data. Ontario. Ind.2+ TotTime(000) {min}
** Pluto TV Datawarehouse & Pluto TV applications

Instagram: @plutotvca

About Pluto TV

Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, is the leading free streaming television service delivering hundreds of live linear channels and thousands of titles on-demand to a global audience. The Emmy ® award-winning service curates a diverse lineup of channels, in partnership with over 400 international media companies, offering a wide array of genres, languages and categories featuring movies, television series, sports, news, lifestyle, kids and much more. Pluto TV can be easily accessed and streamed across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV's growing international footprint extends across three continents and over 35 markets.

SOURCE Pluto TV (Canada)

For further information: Michelle McTeague,, Director, PR for so.da on behalf of Pluto TV Canada; Laura Heath Potter,, Head of Communication, Paramount+ and Pluto TV Canada



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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: Tubi Expands Offering In Canada Launching Over 40 FAST Channels In Territory

Newly Added Channels Include CrimeTime, Kartoon Channel, Midsomer Murders, MrBeast, PGA Tour, and More

SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2023 – Tubi (, Fox Corporation’s (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) ad-supported video-on-demand service, today announced the company has expanded its content offering in Canada with the launch of over 40 FAST Channels including CrimeTime, Kartoon Channel, Midsomer Murders, MrBeast, PGA Tour and more. The new linear experience complements Tubi’s vast video-on-demand catalog that exceeds 150,000 movies and TV episodes including over 140 Tubi Originals providing viewers with the opportunity to go deep into content they love no matter how unique their interests and obsessions are.

In addition to the new linear channels coming to the service in Canada – Tubi is always launching new titles to deepen its library offering. Coming soon the content pipeline are “John Wick,” “John Wick 2,” and “Saw” in October; “The Equalizer,” and “The DaVinci Code” movie trilogy in November; and “The Men in Black” franchise in December amongst many others.

“Tubi is the leading and fastest growing fully-free, ad-supported, streaming service for movies and TV in Canada,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “As more viewers embrace ad-supported streaming, we’re proud to add to our best in class on demand experience with linear channels that offer lean-back viewing as well as live news and sports.”

The Tubi FAST Channel experience has started to roll out across the services and devices Tubi is available on in territory, including Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire tablet, Apple iOS (iPhone & iPad), Apple TV (App Store), Bell Fibe TV, Hisense, LG Smart TV, Microsoft Store on Windows and Xbox, Rogers, Roku, Sony TV, Web, and will continue over the course of the coming weeks.

  • America’s Dumbest Criminals
  • Bloomberg Originals
  • Bloomberg TV+
  • Circle
  • CrimeTime
  • Deal or No Deal USA
  • Dr. G: Medical Examiner
  • Fear Factor USA
  • FilmRise Black TV
  • FilmRise Horror
  • FilmRise True Crime
  • Filmrise Westerns
  • Forensic Files
  • Four in a Bed
  • Gardening with Monty Don
  • Great British Menu
  • HauntTV
  • Hi-Yah!
  • HistoryTime
  • Homeful
  • Hunter
  • Kartoon Channel
  • Midsomer Murders
  • MotorTrend FAST TV
  • MrBeast
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • NHRA
  • Nosey
  • Outside
  • Racing America
  • Real Madrid
  • So…Real
  • Super Channel Uncovered
  • Super Channel Hearties
  • The Biggest Loser
  • The Bob Ross Channel
  • The Carol Burnett Show
  • The Johnny Carson Show
  • The Rifleman
  • Top Rank Classics
  • TWN Elements
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Waypoint TV
  • Wipeout Xtra
  • Women’s Sports Network

For more information about Tubi go to

About Tubi

Tubi is the most watched free TV and movie streaming service in the U.S., dedicated to providing all people access to all the world’s stories. As a leading ad-supported video-on-demand service, the company engages diverse audiences through a personalized experience and the world’s largest content library of over 200,000 movies and TV episodes, a growing collection of Tubi Originals, and nearly 250 FAST channels. Tubi is part of the Tubi Media Group, a division of Fox Corporation that oversees the company’s digital businesses.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Andrea Lamelas


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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: Sportsnet Launches on Prime Video Channels in Canada

Prime Video Channels adds Sportsnet to its robust offerings for Canadian customers

Prime Video members in Canada can watch live NHL hockey and all of Sportsnet's programming on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360 with an add-on subscription

Editor's Note: Help support our endeavors here at the Frugal Streamer Blog, or more popularly known to our Live TV streamers as the StreamOnABudget Showcase Project: If you will be subscribing to SportsNet via Prime Video Channels, please use our Amazon Affiliates link to subscribe (click here)! It costs you nothing more beyond the current subscription rate for Prime Video + Prime Video Channels by ordering from our link, you get the SAME OFFICIAL SERVICE, and you help keep the lights on here at the blog and our media projects! Thank you! -Georges B.

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2023 /CNW/ - Prime Video today announced that Sportsnet will be the latest top-tier channel available on Prime Video Channels in Canada. The Sportsnet Prime Video Channel allows subscribers to add Sportsnet as an add-on channel in their Prime Video account. Prime Video users in Canada can watch live NHL hockey and all of Sportsnet's linear programming on Sportsnet national (Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360) and regional (Sportsnet Pacific, West, East, Ontario) channels with one convenient subscription to Sportsnet on Prime Video Channels. Prime members can add the Sportsnet Prime Video Channel as an add-on subscription for $19.99/month. Visit to sign up.

"We're delighted to add premium sports just in time for puck drop," said Magda Grace, head of Prime Video, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. "We are thrilled to work with Sportsnet, Canada's leading sports broadcaster, to offer this selection, so that our customers can enjoy unparalleled entertainment all in one place."

"By becoming the first Canadian sports network available on Prime Video in Canada, Sportsnet is furthering our commitment to deliver premium sports content to Canadians wherever they want to access it," said Greg Sansone, senior vice president, Sportsnet.

The Sportsnet Prime Video Channel consists of the Sportsnet (East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, and Sportsnet 360 linear channels, bringing live games from the NHL, MLB, NBA, and more. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL rights holder, and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open presented by Rogers, FIBA, WWE, Super League rugby, Premiership Rugby, FA Women's Super League, and FA Cup. Out-of-market NHL games are not available via the Sportsnet Amazon Prime Video Channel.

Prime members can subscribe with no extra apps to download beyond Prime Video by visiting The channel subscription can be canceled at any time. Prime Video Channels is a Prime benefit that lets members add channels they love with no long-term commitments—including Paramount+, CityTV+, STARZ, AMC+, Super Channel, BritBox, Hayu, and STACKTV, a multi-channel service featuring 16 top-tier networks (Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, History, Adult Swim, Lifetime, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse, and YTV).

About Prime Video

Prime Video is just one of many shopping, savings, and entertainment benefits included with a Prime membership, along with fast, free shipping on millions of Prime-eligible items at, ultrafast delivery, unlimited photo storage, exclusive deals and discounts, and access to ad-free music, books, and games. To sign up or start a 30-day free trial of Prime, visit: 
  • Included with Prime Video: Watch movies, TV series, news, award-winning Amazon Originals, and other exclusives. Enjoy hits like Citadel, The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, and more.
  • Prime Video Channels: Prime members can add channels like Paramont+, Citytv+, STARZ, AMC+, Hayu, and STACKTV, an all-in entertainment multipack offering the latest episodes of hit shows from 16 great networks. No extra apps to download, and no cable required. Most subscriptions start with a free trial, and you can cancel anytime. View the full list of channels available at
  • Rent or Buy: From new releases to cult favourites, enjoy even more movies available to rent or buy on Prime Video – no Prime membership required. View titles available by visiting
  • Instant Access: Watch at home or on the go with the Prime Video app on Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Windows 10, Android and iOS, compatible Smart TVs and set top boxes, select game consoles or online at In the Prime Video app on mobile and tablet, Prime members can download most videos and watch them anywhere offline at no additional cost. For a complete list of compatible devices,
  • Enhanced experiences: Make the most of every viewing with 4K Ultra HD- and High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible content. Go behind the scenes of your favourite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb.

SOURCE Amazon Canada

For further information: Owen McCorquodale, Prime Video,; Jason Jackson, Sportsnet,

Original Press Release: 


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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: CBC Launches Free Streaming Channel CBC Comedy

Credit: Courtesy of CBC

FAST channel CBC COMEDY offers the best of CBC’s hit original comedy, now streaming on CBC Gem 24/7

September 27, 2023 — CBC today launched CBC COMEDY, a free 24/7 ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel featuring CBC’s acclaimed original comedy series, sketch shows and stand-up specials, past and present. The new channel is now available on CBC Gem, and will also launch on LG Channels, The Roku Channel and Samsung TV Plus later this fall. 

CBC COMEDY is our new go-to destination for the best comedy Canada has to offer, providing free, nonstop access to CBC’s acclaimed library of comedy from authentic original voices, and sketch and stand-up that reflects the times with satire and wit,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. 

CBC COMEDY is now streaming CBC’s slate of world-class, character-driven comedies including global hits Kim’s Convenience and the Emmy Award™-winning Schitt’s Creekheartwarming, personal comedies Run the Burbs and Son of a Critch from Andrew Phung and Mark Critchand workplace comedies Mr. D and Strays.

CBC’s groundbreaking sketch and stand-up is also available on CBC COMEDY including innovative series TallBoyz and Baroness von Sketch Show and CBC stand-up specials showcasing comedians across the country Comedy Night with Rick MercerHalifax Comedy FestivalThe New Wave of Standup and Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

The newest seasons of ongoing CBC comedies will continue to stream exclusively on CBC Gem. 

CBC COMEDY joins CBC NEWS EXPLORE as part of CBC’s FAST channel lineup, and launching next year, CBC NEWS BC will offer local news on the biggest stories of the day from the west coast of the country. Additional local CBC News streaming channels will be available soon on connected TVs, the CBC News App and CBC Gem

CBC Gem is available free as an app for iOS and Android devices, online at, and on TV screens via Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Xbox.


About CBC Gem

CBC Gem is Canada’s streaming service, offering more than 6500 hours of live and on-demand Canadian programming and a curated selection of acclaimed, best-in-class content from around the world, including more than 800 documentaries, 500 hours of ad-free content for kids and tweens, and a collection of over 200 Canadian feature films. CBC Gem is available free as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at, and on TV screens via Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Xbox.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Tanya Koivusalo, CBC PR 


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