Based on the popular Transporter theatrical franchise, series is set to go into production in Toronto in
Partners include QVF Inc. and HBO/Cinemax
Series stars Chris Vance from Prison Break
TORONTO, May 20, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) today announced their participation in the 12-part
action series Transporter-The Series. Based on the high-octane Transporter films, the series is an international co-production between The Movie
Network and Movie Central, Canada's QVF Inc., M6 and Atlantique Productions in France, Germany's RTL Group and HBO/Cinemax in the U.S.
"The Movie Network is all about premium entertainment and we're proud to
add this made-in-Canada big-budget action series to our original
content offering," said Aubie Greenberg, Director, Original Programming, Movie Services, Astral
Television. "The theatrical Transporter franchise has connected with audiences on The Movie Network and around
the world through its iconic characters and frenetic pace. We're
excited to further this connection through participation in such a
large-scale production, especially one that takes our long-standing
partnership with HBO to the next level."
"We are thrilled to be partnering with HBO/Cinemax," said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy,
Drama, Corus Entertainment. "As a franchise, Transporter offers a solid fan base with appeal to grow into an exciting series.
Filming in Toronto with our world class production partners, the
action-filled series will bring the beloved character of Frank Martin
to premium television."
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit http://press.astral.com/tmn/ or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
SOURCE THE MOVIE NETWORK
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