Maple Pictures and Superchannel announce pay TV agreement



    EDMONTON, Sept. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Superchannel is pleased to announce an
agreement with Maple Pictures offering pay television programming on Canada's
new national pay television network set to launch this fall.
    Under the arrangement, Superchannel will be the exclusive broadcaster of
Maple Pictures' latest theatrical features and series offered in the
subscription pay television window.
    "Maple Pictures' programming is a terrific example of the kind of
innovative offering viewers will have access to on Superchannel," said
Sandy Perkins, Superchannel, Vice President programming.
    Among the first titles offered will be SAW III, HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER,
DEATH OF A PRESIDENT and THE US VS. JOHN LENNON. The launch will also feature
the Canadian pay television Premieres of SHATTERED and KING OF SORROW.
    "Maple Pictures is proud to represent a cornerstone of Superchannel's
programming schedule", says Maple Pictures Co-President Brad Pelman. "We are
confident that Canadian audiences will be receptive to a new pay television
service to complement the existing services. We look forward to working with
the entire Superchannel team."

    About Superchannel

    Superchannel is Canada's only national pay television network, consisting
of two new HD channels, four new SD channels, and an SVOD platform, giving
viewers what they want, when they want. Superchannel's vision is to reinvent
Pay TV in Canada by offering viewers something new to see every single day.
Superchannel is owned by Allarco Entertainment, an Edmonton-based media
company.

    About Maple Pictures

    Canada's second largest film company, Maple Pictures continues to grow.
Showcasing a wide range of motion pictures, television programming and home
entertainment, Maple Pictures is recognized for distributing quality product.
Maple Pictures plans to continue entertaining through its grassroots
acquisitions and distribution of diverse and distinctive films.




For further information:

For further information: For Superchannel: Sylvie Powell, (613)
290-1497, spowell@medialanecom.com; For Maple Pictures: Angie Burns, (416)
415-7231, aburns@maplepictures.com

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