HBO Canada launches nationwide today



    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, the highly anticipated channel from
Astral Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's
Movie Central (Western Canada) launched across the country today. Subscribers
of The Movie Network or Movie Central now have immediate and automatic access
to HBO Canada at no additional charge. For new subscribers, HBO Canada will be
included as part the subscription package to The Movie Network or Movie
Central.
    With programming from one of the best known entertainment brands in the
world, HBO Canada boasts a full line-up of diverse, entertaining and
celebrated HBO original series, films, comedy specials, documentaries and live
events. HBO Canada offers the current slate of original series such as
Entourage, True Blood, Little Britain USA and The Life and Times of Tim along
with over 200 hours of new and never-before-seen HBO content including Real
Time With Bill Maher, Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger, Summer Heights High and
Down and Dirty With Jim Norton. The channel also includes popular library
titles such as OZ, Da Ali G Show; Gia and Angels In America as well as HBO's
provocative late night specials Cathouse and Taxicab Confessions.
    HBO Canada includes a standard definition and high definition offering.
HBO Canada programming is also accessible on demand through The Movie Network
OnDemand and Movie Central On Demand where available by service provider.
    HBO Canada is available with The Movie Network in eastern Canada and
Movie Central in western Canada through all major cable and satellite
providers.
    To subscribe to HBO Canada or for additional information, please visit
www.hbocanada.com.

    HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral Media'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 an Astral Media Television Network. Astral Media
(ACM.A/ACM.B) is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay
television, radio, outdoor advertising and iMedia.

    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,
advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's
book publishing and children's animation.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada), Roopa Shah, (416) 956-8584, rshah@tv.astral.com; Movie Central
(Western Canada), Lindsay Sutcliffe, (416) 530-2248,
lindsay.sutcliffe@corusent.com

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