– Entire 10-episode first season available on TMN GO in advance of Season 6 premiere on Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada –
– HBO Canada subscribers have access to all five seasons of HBO's smash hit epic fantasy series, as well as all HBO programming currently on air –
"It's not so much that the series has made fantasy fiction palatable, or even "cool." It's that GAME OF THRONES has made nerds of us all." – Maclean's
"…people are really, really into GAME OF THRONES. Not only is it the most popular series HBO has ever produced – and this is the network behind everything from THE SOPRANOS to SEX AND THE CITY – but its audience has grown significantly with each new season…" – Postmedia Network
TORONTO, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ - In anticipation of the Season 6 premiere of Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning HBO Series GAME OF THRONES on Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET, HBO Canada is offering non-subscribers the opportunity to stream the entire first season, free-of-charge, on TMN GO and via the on-demand platforms of participating television providers across Canada. TV lovers who have missed the series and are wondering what all the fuss is about now have the opportunity to go back to where it all began, for free.
The Season 1 free sampling begins today and is available for 30 days on TMN GO, on demand, and with participating television providers, leading into the series' Season 6 premiere on Sunday, April 24 on HBO Canada. Existing HBO Canada subscribers have unparalleled access to all HBO programming currently airing, including all five seasons of GAME OF THRONES.
The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide television phenomenon, GAME OF THRONES remains a huge runaway hit for the network. This year, following the shocking developments of the Season 5 finale, including Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's (Lena Headey) public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north, and south.
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GAME OF THRONES has received a mind-boggling 86 Emmy Award® nominations since 2011, including five consecutive "Outstanding Drama Series" nominations, and has won a total of 26 Emmys®. The show won a record- shattering 12 Emmys® in 2015, including awards for "Outstanding Drama Series", "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series" (David Benioff and DanWeiss), "Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series " (David Nutter), "Outstanding Supporrting Actress in a Drama Series," and "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" (Peter Dinklage).
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HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO's current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, 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 available in high definition on HBO Canada HD, and on HBO Canada OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service. Throughout Canada HBO Canada programming is accessible on TMN GO, as well as on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
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