Hamilton-based cable company launches TMN GO via integration provider
Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS)
TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network and Source Cable today announced that The Movie Network GO (TMN GO), HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO will be available to Source Cable subscribers, effective immediately.
Available at no additional cost to Source Cable customers who have a
subscription to The Movie Network and TMN Encore, TMN GO puts more than
1,000 hours of high-definition quality programming - including
Hollywood hit movies, exclusive series from HBO, CINEMAX and Showtime,
Canadian original films and series, and movie classics from every era -
at subscribers' finger tips.
"We are pleased to further extend the reach of TMN GO by making the
service available to Source Cable subscribers," said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Astral
Television Networks. "Adding a new point of access for our premium programming increases
the value proposition of a TMN subscription and reflects the way in
which Canadians are viewing content - anytime, anyplace. Currently the
service is available to three-quarters of our base and we are committed
to bringing TMN GO to all of our subscribers."
"Source Cable is committed to combining leading-edge entertainment
services with state-of-the-art technology in order to enhance our
overall customer experience," said Darryl Chandler, VP Operations and General Manager of Source Cable
Limited. "TMN GO easily fits this objective and we're pleased to offer this
innovative and added-value premium option to our TMN customers."
Source Cable is offering TMN GO to subscribers using the innovative
integration services provided by GLDS. As was announced last week, TMN
GO is available to television distributors via integration providers,
like GLDS, who handle the back-office integration, including billing
systems assimilation, authentication and entitlement services.
Additional integration providers include watchTVeverywhere and Synacor.
Source Cable subscribers can download the free TMN GO app from the App
Store (www.AppStore.com/TMNGO) on their iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and
iPod touch or simply visit tmngo.ca through their chosen web-browser
(Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox).
TMN GO is supported by the iPhone 3GS and subsequent models, iPod touch
(3rd and 4th generation) and the iPad and iPad Mini (running iOS 5.0 or higher).
With a sleek cinematic design and interface that offers superior
functionality, TMN GO is a best-in-class service that offers customers
access to more than 1,000 hours of premium content. Key features of the
Pick-up-and-play technology which allows users to start watching on one device and
continue on another;
A Watchlist function which lets users keep up with their favourite series
throughout the run;
Parental controls to allow users to manage the content that family members of every age
have access to;
Social networking features which allow users to "share" and "like" favourite titles
instantly with friends over Facebook, Twitter and email;
Multiple members of the household can enjoy the service with up to three simultaneous streams and five registered devices per subscriber household;
The service stream over Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE networks, allowing users to manage their data consumption;
Adaptive Streaming which automatically switches video quality to ensure the best viewing
experience available based on the user's Internet connection;
Video Quality Control gives users control over video quality, allowing them to further
control their bandwidth consumption.
TMN GO's selection mirrors the programming offering from The Movie
Network OnDemand, HBO Canada OnDemand and TMN Encore OnDemand, with new
content being refreshed weekly.
At the time of launch, programming available on TMN GO includes: hit
series, movies, sports programming and documentaries from HBO including
full seasons and current episodes of Family Tree, Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher, Vice and VEEP; full seasons of HBO's genre-defining Band of Brothers, Mister Show and The Sopranos; CINEMAX series Banshee and Strike Back; acclaimed Showtime series such as Californication, Dexter, House of Lies, The Jim Rome Show, Nurse Jackie and Shameless; hit Starz series Spartacus: War of the Damned; Hollywood hit movies and family favourites such as The Amazing Spider Man, The Avengers, Battleship, The Dark Knight Rises, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, The Five-Year Engagement, Hotel Transylvania, Looper, Magic Mike, Savages, and many more; acclaimed, award-winning Canadian series and movies
like Call Me Fitz, Funny As Hell, Less Than Kind, Transporter: The Series; Rogue and many more; and hundreds of classic movies from every era and genre offered by The
Movie Network Encore such as American Beauty, Into the Wild, There will Be Blood, The Untouchables and many more.
About The Movie Network
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; TMN OnLine an Internet-based content streaming service
available to Bell TV, Rogers and Videotron subscribers; and TMN GO, a
video streaming service currently available to Bell TV, Rogers and
Cogeco Cable subscribers. For more information, please visit www.themovienetwork.ca.
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.
About Source Cable
Source Cable Limited is a privately owned, single source service
provider that has been serving the residents of Hamilton for close to
40 years. Source Cable offers over 420 television and audio channels,
including 108 High Definition networks and 25 On Demand networks. In
addition, Source Cable provides ultra fast High Speed Internet, Home
Phone services, Fiber-to-the-Home, Home & Business Security, Wireless
Internet and Commercial business services. For more information about
Source Cable Limited, please visit our website at www.sourcecable.ca
SOURCE: THE MOVIE NETWORK
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