Just in Time for the Holidays, Bell Media Offers Gift Subscriptions to CraveTV

– New purchasing options now available at CraveTV.ca/gift

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TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadians can give the gift of CraveTV this holiday season as the burgeoning streaming service introduced electronic gift subscriptions and new purchasing options today. An affordable and entertaining gift for TV lovers, CraveTV can be purchased in increments of three, six, or 12 months at CraveTV.ca/gift.

The virtual gifts arrive just in time for what promises to be an exciting new year for the service, as it becomes the exclusive streaming home of brand new buzzed-about series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, TWIN PEAKS, GUERRILLA, I'M DYING UP HERE, and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE. The holiday offer also coincides with the Christmas Day, 2016 Season Two debut of runaway CraveTV Original hit series LETTERKENNY.

"We continue to believe that CraveTV has an unmatched value proposition in Canada, as it continues to build its library including access to rich HBO and SHOWTIME programming and more," said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. "These new flexible and dynamic purchasing options offer each subscriber the opportunity to choose the plan that's right for them, including a fantastic discount on a 12-month subscription."

A perfect gift for streamers, CraveTV is accessible direct to consumers via the internet at CraveTV.ca, on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile apps, and via Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, and select Samsung Smart TVs.

Billed as one payment, CraveTV can be gifted for $23.97 for three months and $47.94 for six months. The best value comes with a one-year subscription for $79.90, a savings of more than 15%, or 12 months for the price of ten. For existing subscribers, the big savings make an annual subscription to CraveTV an ideal gift-to-self.

As recently announced, CraveTV provides audiences with instant and exclusive access to acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials on the same day and date as their television premieres. The service also features HBO's iconic programming catalogue in addition to exclusive comedies, documentaries, reality TV, music programming, and a big collection of holiday-themed episodes for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.

Lucky recipients of a CraveTV gift subscription can immediately start streaming some of today's most-talked about series, including Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO's must-see crime drama TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 1 of CraveTV's smash-hit original comedy LETTERKENNY, as well as SHOWTIME's amazing lineup of current series, including new weekly episodes of THE AFFAIR, currently streaming Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET.

In 2017, CraveTV subscribers can look forward to new exclusive titles including HBO's thrilling action-drama BANSHEE, critically acclaimed miniseries THE NIGHT OF, Emmy® Award-Winning Drama BOARDWALK EMPIRE, coming-of-middle-age dramedy TOGETHERNESS, and rock 'n' roll drama VINYL; new seasons of SHOWTIME's BILLIONS, DICE, EPISODES, and RAY DONOVAN; and Bravo's acclaimed slavery-era drama UNDERGROUND, among others.

Brand-new SHOWTIME series premiering exclusively on CraveTV in 2017 include the greatly anticipated David Lynch drama TWIN PEAKS; dramedy I'M DYING UP HERE, created by Jim Carrey; and limited series GUERILLA, starring Idris Elba. Also coming to CraveTV are new seasons of SHOWTIME series HOMELAND (Season 5), MASTERS OF SEX (Season 4), CASUAL (Season 3), and the debut of CraveTV Original Series RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE.

CraveTV continues to be available as part of a television subscription from television providers including Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, and SaskTel, among others. Many of these providers offer CraveTV via set-top-box, a convenient, easy-to-use feature that enhances the traditional television offering.

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About CraveTV:
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV 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 available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. 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.

SOURCE CraveTV

For further information: Sarah Goddard, 416.384.2056, sarah.goddard@bellmedia.ca


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