Bond. James Bond. The Ultimate Bond Event takes over Mpix in November leading up to the premiere of Casino Royale on The Movie Network



    Eighteen classic 007 films premiere on Mpix and will be available in HD
    and on demand

    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Danger, adventure, martinis "shaken, not
stirred" and the most iconic secret agent in the history of film infiltrate
Astral Media's classic film channel Mpix as part of The Ultimate Bond Event
beginning Friday, November 16, 2007. For the first time ever on Canadian
television, 18 classic Bond films will air uncut and commercial-free and will
be available in High Definition 5.1. on Mpix HD. The event culminates with the
premiere of the latest Bond blockbuster Casino Royale on Saturday, November 24
at 9 p.m. ET on Mpix's affiliate channel, The Movie Network.
    As an added bonus and prior to the films' network premieres, subscribers
will have the chance to preview all 18 Bond films - along with four
documentaries about Agent 007 - at their convenience on Mpix OnDemand
beginning Tuesday, November 13.
    "The Ultimate Bond Event is an exclusive event unparallel to anything
viewers have seen on Canadian television. The nine-day affair will not only
give subscribers the chance to experience the electrifying, alluring and
jet-setting world of James Bond, but they will be able to do so with the
superb audio and visual quality of high definition and the convenience of on
demand," said Kevin Wright, SVP Programming, Astral Television Networks. "This
kind of programming is an example of the classic films and Hollywood-hit
movies subscribers can always find on The Movie Network and Mpix."

    The Ultimate Bond Event on Mpix will feature the following films and
documentaries (all times are in ET):

    Bond Girls are Forever (Documentary) - Friday, November 16 at 5:50 p.m.
    Dr. No - Friday, November 16 at 6:45 p.m.
    From Russia With Love - Friday, November 16 at 9 p.m.
    Best Ever Bond (Documentary) - Friday, November 16 at 11 p.m.
    Goldfinger - Saturday, November 17 at 6:45 p.m.
    And the Word was Bond (Documentary) - Saturday, November 17 at 8:35 p.m.
    Thunderball - Saturday, November 17 at 9 p.m.
    You Only Live Twice - Sunday, November 18 at 6:45 p.m.
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Sunday, November 18 at 9 p.m.
    Diamonds Are Forever - Monday, November 19 at 6:45 p.m.
    Live and Let Die - Monday, November 19 at 9 p.m.
    The Man with the Golden Gun - Tuesday, November 20 at 6:45 p.m.
    The Spy Who Loved Me - Tuesday, November 20 at 9 p.m.
    Moonraker - Wednesday, November 21 at 6:45 p.m.
    For Your Eyes Only - Wednesday, November 21 at 9 p.m.
    Octopussy - Thursday, November 22 at 6:45 p.m.
    Never Say Never Again - Thursday, November 22 at 9 p.m.
    A View to a Kill - Friday, November 23 at 6:45 p.m.
    The Living Daylights - Friday, November 23 at 9 p.m.
    Happy Anniversary 007: 25 years of James Bond (Documentary) -
    Saturday, November 24 at 5:45 p.m.
    Licence To Kill - Saturday, November 24 at 6:45 p.m.
    Casino Royale (1967) - Saturday, November 24 at 9 p.m.

    Casino Royale (2006) will premiere on Saturday, November 24 at 9 p.m. on 
The Movie Network.

    This holiday season, Mpix subscribers can also ring in the New Year with
James Bond during a 007 movie marathon that will feature all 18 films and four
documentaries airing back-to-back beginning Monday, December 31, 2007 at
6:00 a.m. ET, with the last film beginning at 11:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday,
January 1, 2008.

    Mpix is an Astral Media network available in eastern Canada. Mpix is a
24-hour pay-television network with the ultimate collection of great movies
from every era and genre. Mpix is offered with its affiliate channel, Mescape,
which features classic light-hearted dramas. Mpix also offers MHD, a dedicated
high-definition classics movie channel, and Mpix OnDemand, a Subscription
Video On Demand (SVOD) service, which is available in select areas across
eastern Canada. For more information, please visit www.mpix.ca.

    The Movie Network is an Astral Media network available in eastern Canada.
With premiere access to Hollywood movies, critically acclaimed HBO and
Showtime series, and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television
service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment
available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels
- M, MMore, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - which deliver diverse and entertaining
programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. The Movie
Network also offers The Movie Network HD and MMore HD, two dedicated
high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; and The Movie
Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in
select areas across eastern Canada. For more information, please visit
www.themovienetwork.ca.

    Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty,
pay and pay-per-view television, radio, outdoor advertising and the Internet.
Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the country's major markets rests
on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted
media for all its audiences.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Nicolle Balen, Astral Television
Networks, (416) 956-8638, nbalen@tv.astral.com

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