December 19, 2018
CBC relaunched its online viewing platform as Gem this week. The OTT service features 4000 hours of programming, including Northern Rescue, the first CBC drama to be released online before broadcast. A new partnership between CBC and Wattpad will offer emerging Canadian writers the opportunity to create exclusive content for CBC Gem, with more details to be confirmed in the new year. The streaming service also offers more than 100 acclaimed Canadian feature films, available ad-free in partnership with Telefilm Canada, with a selection of films from the NFB to be added in the coming year.The free version allows live steaming of CBC TV and access to the content library. The premium service is ad-free and for $4.99/month users may livestream CBC News Network. See the media release, Playback and CBC articles.