Shaw brings full-season SNL to Canadian VOD

Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 22-11-2011

With another round of election-season skits teed up and ready to go, Saturday Night Live is becoming a hot commodity once again.
And lucky for Canadian viewers, they will now have access to full, commercial-free episodes of SNL, courtesy of Shaw Cablesystems' video-on-demand platform. There's a price, however: full seasons and clips will be available for $2.99 a month.
"More and more, our customers are looking to access their content on-demand – watching what they want, when they want," said Shaw Communications President Peter Bissonnette, in a statement. "'Saturday Night Live' is just another way we're providing our customers with exceptional entertainment experiences."
Full seasons will be added n an ongoing basis, until eventually VOD subscribers will have access to SNL's full 30-year catalogue.
"We're excited to work with a company like Shaw to offer 'Saturday Night Live' to customers across Canada," said Britta von Schoeler, executive vice president and general manager of Broadway Video Enterprises. "Through this partnership, we're bringing decades of classic comedy into the homes of millions of viewers."