"(the latest episode) was an opportunity for the writers of the show to
pull off an even more disorienting twist than Psycho." - Jaime Weinman, Macleans.ca
"Shocking! Unbelievable! Incredible! Suffice it to say, there are no
words…(the most recent episode) of Game of Thrones solidified our love affair with a series in which anything, and we mean
anything, can happen." - Daniel Malen, TVAddict.com
"Just when you thought TV couldn't surprise you, along comes this…I
cannot wait for next week." - Nikki Stafford, Nik At Nite
TORONTO, June 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Following last Sunday night's
talked-about plot twist in the penultimate episode of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, the epic first season comes to a conclusion on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. In the finale episode, "Fire and Blood," the stakes are high for the
Stark House as aspirations and ambitions, secrets and feuds come to a head in the
quest to control the Iron Throne.
Seeing audience growth week over week, Game of Thrones has connected with subscribers, becoming one of the top three performing
series on HBO Canada since the channel's launch. Based on its success
in the US, Game of Thrones has been renewed for a second season by HBO.
The season finale premieres Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO
Canada and the entire season will be available:
On The Movie Network OnDemand, Movie Central On Demand, and HBO Canada
In Western Canada via Movie Central Online with participating
In Eastern Canada via Bell TV Online, Rogers On Demand Online and
Videotron's Illico Web
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones is a 10-part epic fantasy series that follows kings and queens, knights
and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power and control of
the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network
(Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western
Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature
dramatic programs for which HBO is known, together with new and
never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials,
sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's
extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment.
HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and
programming is accessible on demand where available by service
provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc.
(TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It
operates several of the country's most popular pay and specialty
television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media
properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the
country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets
the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about
Astral, visit astral.com.
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B/CJR), a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market
leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay
television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit http://tv.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
SOURCE Movie Central
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