The Movie Network Offers Free Preview of Its Service Complete with Hollywood-Hit Movies, HBO and Showtime Programming



    The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend will be available November 9 to
    November 11, to Rogers, Bell ExpressVu, Cogeco and EastLink Customers

    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Viewers in eastern Canada will receive an
all-access pass to experience The Movie Network's exclusive programming during
The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Friday,
November 9 to Sunday, November 11. The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend will
give access to uncut and commercial-free programming all weekend long to
customers of PersonalTV from Rogers, ExpressVu Digital TV from Bell, Cogeco
Digital Cable and Digital Cable from EastLink.
    The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend will include Hollywood movies such
as The Last King of Scotland, Invincible, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Clerks II
and School for Scoundrels; acclaimed HBO series including Entourage, Curb Your
Enthusiasm, Big Love and Flight of the Conchords; and hit Showtime programming
including Dexter, Brotherhood and Californication. Viewers will also have an
opportunity to watch the Canadian television premiere of Justin Timberlake's
first ever HBO concert event, Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow and will
get a chance to learn more about The Movie Network's high-definition channel
offering and on demand service.
    "As a premium service, The Movie Network boasts first-rate programming,
superior HD content and cutting-edge on demand technology - a value
proposition unrivalled by any other television service in eastern Canada,"
said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Astral
Television Networks. "This is an extraordinary opportunity for viewers to
enjoy a jam-packed weekend of the ultimate in television entertainment and to
discover what The Movie Network has to offer its subscribers."

    
    The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend will be available on the following
    dedicated channels in eastern Canada:
    -   PersonalTV from Rogers - channel 1 & 59 in GTA
        (visit www.themovienetwork.ca for other areas)
    -   ExpressVu Digital TV from Bell - channel 307
    -   Digital Cable from EastLink- channel 1
    -   Cogeco Digital Cable - channel 250
    

    To highlight The Movie Network's high-definition content and channels,
The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend will also be made available on
dedicated high-definition channels to customers of PersonalTV from Rogers
(channel 501) and ExpressVu Digital TV from Bell (channel 838).
    For more information on The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend, please
visit www.themovienetwork.ca.
    Viewers in western Canada can access Movie Central's Free Preview Weekend
beginning Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11. For more information,
please visit www.moviecentral.ca.

    The Movie Network is an Astral Media network available in eastern Canada.
With premiere access to Hollywood movies, critically acclaimed HBO and
Showtime series, and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television
service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment
available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels
- M, MMore, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - which deliver diverse and entertaining
programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. The Movie
Network also offers The Movie Network HD and MMore HD, two dedicated
high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; and The Movie
Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in
select areas across eastern Canada. For more information, please visit
www.themovienetwork.ca.

    Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty,
pay and pay-per-view television, radio, outdoor advertising and the Internet.
Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the country's major markets rests
on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted
media for all its audiences.




For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Roopa Shah, Astral Television
Networks, (416) 956-8584, rshah@tv.astral.com

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