Introducing “FundyStream,” a New Brunswick-based video streaming service that is already being billed as the Maritimes’ answer to Netflix. The site will remain competitive in the streaming market by charging a paltry $2.50 a month for a wealth of original Canadian content.
Sign me up, you say? Hold on — there’s more! FundyStream will not only be bringing you Canadian favourites such as The Littlest Hobo, Trailer Park Boys and some NFB classic films, but the video service will also be producing brand-new original series. That’s right: all-new, Maritime-based content exclusive to FundyStream subscribers.
Just to give you a taste of what you will get with a FundyStream subscription, here is the lineup of original programming that we have set up for our fall launch:
The TransCanada Environmentally Conscious Variety Hour
One of our most exciting programs coming down the pipeline this fall is The TransCanada Environmentally Conscious Variety Hour, sponsored by TransCanada. The program will feature chairman of the board S. Barry Jackson as Sam, the busy barkeep at the TransCanada Tavern, as well as an array of talented Canadian performers.
While serving up some fresh, tasty oil to thirsty businesses across North America, Sam the Barkeep will show kids and parents alike the benefits of expanding local industry through song, dance and extravagant puppet shows.
The TransCanada Environmentally Conscious Variety Hour provides the whole family with an hour of unequalled entertainment, and environmental facts that not even the world’s leading scientists know about!
Live New Brunswick Political Coverage
Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during New Brunswick political discourse? Starting this September, FundyStream will be providing ‘round-the-clock coverage of local council and legislative meetings via 24-hour live stream — mostly because our crew didn’t want to attend these things and so we’ve just sort of left the camera running.
Following the recent cancellation of the long-running series Degrassi: The Next Generation, FundyStream has “borrowed” the rights to the popular franchise, and we will be releasing 22 brand-new episodes simultaneously this October, featuring an all-new cast of wayward teens struggling to make it in today’s society or something… or, you know, whatever. We’ll let you know after we hire a few writers. We’re really trying to put a rush on this thing.
Once a channel exclusive to participating Tim Hortons restaurants, TimsTV (available through Cineplex Media) is coming to FundyStream this fall! Starting Sept. 15, the beloved 15-minute loop featuring branding values, light entertainment and advertising can be streamed straight into your living room. So, pop a Tim Hortons-brand K-Cup into the Keurig® and give yourself the true café experience that you deserve.
The FundyStream original series Acadie will be a historical drama set on Beaubears Island in 1758, centered around an exiled group of Acadians looking to make their way in New Brunswick. This exciting new look into our history will feature heartbreaking drama, breathtaking action and perhaps even a cameo from Saint John-born screen legend Donald Sutherland… but probably not.
Budget concerns have made it necessary that the show’s cast be comprised entirely of summer-students who were already working on the island’s “Tours through Time” when we started filming there. But, as anybody who has ever participated in these tours knows, some of these kids can put on a pretty convincing act.