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CraveTV, Shomi restrict Canadian access to streamed TV shows, complaint says

CraveTV and Shomi are anti-competitive and restrict consumer choice, [The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Consumers’ Association of Canada] say in the complaints filed Friday. That’s because the services – each with their unique catalog of shows and movies – are available only to Canadians who subscribe to certain other telecommunications or TV services. […] Much of the content for both services is unavailable on other services — including the Canadian version of Netflix. That’s because Bell, Rogers and Shaw, which also have more traditional TV services, have a lock on the rights for those shows. “They’re making this content exclusive,” said Geoffrey White, a lawyer for the two consumer groups. – Emily Chung, CBC News
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