− Featured documentaries include WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS, 4 LITTLE GIRLS, PARADISE
LOST trilogy, and WISHFUL DRINKING -
− Additionally, CraveTV to become exclusive home of GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF following its HBO Canada window -
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TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - CraveTVTM announced today it will expand its exclusive HBO Collection, as more
than 180 documentaries begin streaming inside the newly launched HBO
Documentary Films strand, beginning Friday, Aug. 21, as part of #iCraveFridays. The prestigious slate of HBO Documentary Films is the latest addition
to join CraveTV's HBO Collection, following the launch of HBO Films and
HBO Stand-Up earlier this summer. Along with award-winning scripted
programs (such as THE SOPRANOS, THE WIRE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and
ENTOURAGE), the rapidly growing HBO Collection is one of the most
popular on CraveTV.
As part of today's announcement, CraveTV also confirms the acclaimed HBO
documentary GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF (premiering on HBO Canada Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. ET) will join CraveTV's HBO Documentary Films collection following its run
on HBO Canada. Based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright and
directed by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) the film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology,
whose most prominent followers include A-list Hollywood celebrities,
detailing their experiences and what they were willing to do in the
name of religion.
"Documentaries are a key ingredient to the success of the CraveTV lineup
and the addition of the HBO Documentary Films strand is a very welcome
addition to our HBO Collection," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice
President, Programming for CraveTV. "This is a vast and diverse
collection of award winning titles that will continue to grow over time
featuring a mix of entertaining, educational, topical, and informative
stories, many of which have historical and cultural significance."
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Other titles that begin streaming this Friday include two Spike Lee
films. The Emmy® Award- and Peabody Award-winning WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS offers devastating first-hand accounts of the scene in New Orleans
after Hurricane Katrina hit. The Academy® Award-nominated 4 LITTLE GIRLS tells the story of four African-American girls who were murdered when a
Birmingham, Ala. church was bombed in 1963.
New titles also include WISHFUL DRINKING, Carrie Fisher's one-woman show that covers everything from her Star Wars experiences to her addictions and famous family; WITNESS, a four-part series from Michael Mann (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) that follows
four different war photographers at work in warzones; and PARADISE LOST 1: THE CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS, PARADISE 2: REVELATIONS, and (Academy Award- and Emmy Award-nominated) PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY, which focuses on the West Memphis Three, three teenagers who were
accused of killing three boys.
The collection also includes Emmy Award winner GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB, which delves into torture at the Iraq prison; HIS WAY, which tells the story of legendary producer Jerry Weintraub; IN VOGUE: THE EDITOR'S EYE, a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic fashion magazine, Vogue; MANHUNT, which showcases the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and SEDUCED AND ABANDONED, which follows Alec Baldwin and director James Toback as they try to
get a film financed at the Cannes Film Festival, and includes
interviews with Ryan Gosling, Martin Scorsese, and more.
CraveTV features more than 20 curated collections across multiple
genres, including HBO's entire off-air library (THE WIRE, THE SOPRANOS,
SEX AND THE CITY, ENTOURAGE, and more); the SHOWTIME collection (THE
AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, and more); and critically
acclaimed comedies such as SEINFELD and SOUTH PARK.
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Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada's
premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing
the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country.
From TV's most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries,
music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of
premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles
including the entire off-air library of HBO's iconic programming
catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and
specials. CraveTV is currently available to customers of Eastlink,
TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP
TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom,
Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith
Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC
Communications, and Tbaytel, and will be available direct to consumers
on Jan. 1, 2016. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile
apps, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Smart TVs, and Microsoft
Windows 8.1, CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles.
CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with
more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and
most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty,
Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
For further information:
Eleni Tenuta, CraveTV
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.384.3530