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Iâ€™m so excited that winter is finally here. No, not because I like the cold and snow, far from it. Actually, Iâ€™ve come to love the winter because it means I can stream and binge my favourite shows for weeks on end and never feel guilty about it. During the summer, I still watching endless hours of great TV, but itâ€™s sunny and warm, so I feel like I should be outside. But now, that winter is here I can just relax and enjoy TV.
So the launch of Encore+ couldnâ€™t be more perfectly timed.
Encore+ is like a super YouTube channel of awesome Canadian content. The YouTube channel will offer over 300 videos across 100 feature films and television series, in both official languages, including Aboriginal productions, comedies, dramas, award-winning childrenâ€™s and youth shows, documentaries and short films.
The service is free to everyone and no account is required to watch. Which means you can just find which show you want to watch, and start watching instantlyâ€¦.for free. Did I mention itâ€™s free?
Even better, every week, dozens of titles will be added, including a number of award-winning Canadian feature films premiering on Encore+ in newly re-mastered versions. Iâ€™m crossing my fingers that weâ€™ll soon have access to You Canâ€™t Do That On Television and The Racoons
Until then, Encore+ is PACKED with amazing TV shows and movies. So whether youâ€™re looking to discover new-to-you shows, or share the classics with your family, there really is something for everyone.
Hereâ€™s some of my favourites:
Of course you canâ€™t talk Canadian TV without talking about Degrassi. The first version of the show premiered way back in 1979 and is still producing episodes. But Degrassi Junior High and High School is iconic television, and now we have access to a wide selection of the show’s best episodes.
Iâ€™m equally excited that a whole new generation of kids (and adults who act like kids) will be able to watch Mr. Dress Up. The show was a regular fixture for millions of Canadiansâ€™ and now parents will be able to share that experience with their kids. With the click of a few buttons, the adventures of Casey and Finnigan will soon fill the imaginations of a whole new generation of children, and thereâ€™s nothing better than that.
The Littlest Hobo
Iâ€™m pretty sure I heard shouts of joy from coast to coast to coast when it was revealed that Encore+ would carry the The Littlest Hobo. Easily one of the most classic, albeit pretty strange, Canadian shows. The Littlest Hobo was the family dog for those of us who werenâ€™t allowed to have dogs and now we get to follow his adventures all over again! Please donâ€™t tell my cat.
Among the other top titles featured on Encore+, youâ€™ll find fan-favourites, including Cornemuse, Da Vinciâ€™s Inquest, Are You Afraid of The Dark,Â Due South, Iâ€™ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, John A: Birth of a Country, La Petite Vie, Le Vieil Homme et la Mer, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Moi et lâ€™autre, Maman Last Call, Moccasin Flats, New Waterford Girl, The Corporation, Watatatow and dozens of other exceptional productions reflecting Canadaâ€™s history and stories from coast to coast to coast.
While youâ€™re enjoying hundreds of Canadian productions , be sure to check out Encore+ social media channels for the latest updates and released by following on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.