Andy Samberg hosts the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards Exclusively on Sony Movie Channel

Airs Saturday, February 23rd, 10pm ET

Sony Movie Channel (part of Hollywood Suite) now in Free Preview on Rogers and Cogeco HD

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Hollywood Suite is pleased to announce the Exclusive Canadian Broadcast of the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 23rd at 10pm ET on Sony Movie Channel. All of the action unfolds a day before the Academy Awards® from a beachside tent in Santa Monica, California with comedian and SNL alumni Andy Samberg hosting the 28th annual awards. The Spirit Awards celebrate artist-driven filmmaking and recognize the finest achievements of today's independent filmmakers and is the premier awards event for the independent film community.

"Hollywood Suite is the destination for True Movie Lovers so we are thrilled to be able to deliver this star studded salute to filmmakers," remarks David Kines, President of Hollywood Suite. "Since all our channels are in free preview for Rogers and Cogeco customers, many more viewers will not only have the opportunity to view The Spirit Awards, but to also watch our four movie channels in HD with over 400 movies uncut, unedited and commercial free each month."

The Spirit Awards ceremony brings together top talent from independent film and Hollywood. 2013 nominees include Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom for Best Feature, Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) and David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) for Best Director. Nominees in the acting categories include Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Matthew McConaughey (Killer Joe), Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Bruce Willis (Moonrise Kingdom). Additionally, War Witch from Canada's Kim Nguyen has been nominated for Best International Feature. Visit for a full list of nominations.

Sony Movie Channel is available on television service providers across the country, including Rogers (channel 488), Cogeco (873), Bell TV (1273, Bell Fibe (1318) and TELUS (699). Full channel info at:

About Hollywood Suite:
Hollywood Suite owns and operates four exclusive HD TV movie channels - WarnerFilms, MGM Channel, Sony Movie Channel and AXN Movies - that offer subscribers commercial-free, uncut and unedited movies at one low monthly price. Subscribers to Hollywood Suite have the added benefit of access to HD movies OnDemand through their set-top-box computer via broadband and their smartphone/tablet device, FREE with their subscription. Visit for more information.

Hollywood Suite is available across Canada exclusively through Canadian television service providers Access Communications, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Cogeco Cable HD, EastLink, MTS, NorthwesTel, Rogers, SaskTel, Source Cable, TELUS Optik TV and Westman Communications.

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