Toronto, February 26, 2018 – Encore+, a YouTube channel showcasing iconic Canadian content from years gone by, continues to garner an impressive following and viewership rate in just over three months since its launch, this past November 2017. As of today, more than 14K YouTube users have subscribed to the channel and have viewed videos nearly 1.3M times, totalling more than 169K hours of viewed content. Encore+ currently offers hundreds of videos with more content being added on a weekly basis. Visit Encore+ at youtube.com/EncorePlusMedia.
Enthusiastic Encore+ community members continue to engage, suggesting various films and TV shows they would like to see listed on the channel or new episodes added.
Since launch, the offer of content on Encore+ has continued to grow, with new iconic titles added on an ongoing basis. Among the titles that are being made available in the coming weeks, we find: A Kid’s View of Canada, Due South (Season 2), Il Duce Canadese : Le Mussolini Canadien, Mocassin Flats (Seasons 2 and 3), Ready or Not (Season 2), Slings & Arrows (Season 3), and Sous l’abre parasol.
The channel continues to feature fan-favourites with recent additions such as René Lévesque and Little Mosque on the Prairie, among many others.
Working closely with Canada’s film and television producers, distributors, broadcasters, unions, guilds and other industry associations, Encore+ is spearheaded by the Canada Media Fund with support from Google Canada, Bell Media, BroadbandTV (BBTV), and Deluxe Toronto. Telefilm Canada is also a key partner in this endeavor, providing financial and promotional support.
Encore+ invites YouTube audiences to discover – or rediscover – memorable Canadian movies and TV shows, wherever they are in the world. Comedies, dramas (even the romantic kind), children’s shows, documentaries, short films, and feature films – it’s all on Encore+ for fans of all ages to enjoy. Launched by industry pros, the channel brings to life great moments from the past on today’s screens. Check out the various playlists, with hundreds of titles fans won’t want to miss. Subscribe to ENCORE+ and be first in line for new English and French content added each week.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.