TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network announced today that programming from The Movie Network, HBO Canada and
The Movie Network Encore is now available as part of the Shaw Exo On Demand and Shaw Direct On Demand services. The content offering will be available to Shaw Cable and Shaw
Direct subscribers of Astral's premium pay-television services in
eastern Canada at no extra charge.
"Delivering our content across multiple platforms is a key priority at
Astral and we welcome the opportunity to offer our premium series and
movies to subscribers through Shaw Exo On Demand and Shaw Direct On
Demand," said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales,
Astral Television Networks. "More and more consumers are choosing to
view content on demand and we are excited to bring our unique and
unparalleled program offering - which includes first-run Hollywood and
Canadian movies and acclaimed series from HBO, Showtime and Cinemax -
to Shaw subscribers in eastern Canada."
As of today, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct subscribers can access full
seasons of hit series on Shaw Exo On Demand and Shaw Direct On Demand,
including HBO titles such as Boardwalk Empire, True Blood and The Wire, and Showtime series such as Dexter and Episodes. Customers will also have access to Hollywood movies from TMN,
including 21 Jump Street, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and War Horse and classics from every era from TMN Encore, including Twelve Angry Men, Reality Bites and Vertigo.
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada. With premiere
access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content,
critically acclaimed 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 - The Movie Network,
HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - which deliver diverse and
entertaining programs in an uncut and commercial-free television
environment. All five multiplex channels are also simulcast in High
Definition and are joined by The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription
Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in select areas across
eastern Canada; and, TMN OnLine an Internet-based content streaming
service available to BellTV, Rogers and Videotron subscribers. For more
information, please visit www.themovienetwork.ca.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest
media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay
and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and
interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community
life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
SOURCE: THE MOVIE NETWORK
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