– Big-buzz, "must get" political thriller DESIGNATED SURVIVOR to stream exclusively on CraveTV –
– TRAINING DAY, CONVICTION, NOTORIOUS, and time-travel drama TIME AFTER TIME also acquired in multi-studio deals –
– CraveTV announces multi-year, multi-title exclusive SVOD deal with Warner Bros. International Television for television's biggest hits –
– To tweet this release: bmpr.ca/1PEOhUv –
TORONTO, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - As the #CTVUpfront unfolds today, CraveTV confirmed it has concluded multi-studio deals for the exclusive acquisition of Hollywood's biggest new dramas for launch in Canada following the series' first-window seasons on CTV. The deals were negotiated with Warner Bros. International Television, Entertainment One (eOne), and Sony Pictures Television.
In all, a total of five of television's biggest-buzz broadcast dramas were acquired during the L.A. Screenings, led by DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (Entertainment One), starring Kiefer Sutherland and already described by critics as the "must get" series of the year. The political thriller is joined by: CONVICTION, (Entertainment One), a bad-girl legal series starring Hollywood heroine Hayley Atwell; TRAINING DAY (Warner Bros.), a reimagining of the groundbreaking film of the same name; NOTORIOUS (Sony), which interplays criminal law and the media; and TIME AFTER TIME (Warner Bros.), an epic love story charged with danger, adventure, and time travel. CraveTV subscribers will enjoy these series exclusively, beginning in Fall 2017.
CraveTV also announced today that it has concluded a multi-title, multi-year exclusive streaming deal with Warner Bros. International Television for the Canadian market that delivers some of 2016's hottest shows of the year to CraveTV, beginning this fall. Coming to CraveTV are two of the Top 5 new shows of last season: BLINDSPOT and LUCIFER; as well as superhero series DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW; and comedies THE DETOUR and ANGIE TRIBECA, both of which are set to debut following their first window on The Comedy Network.
"Today's announcement continues to underscore the brand promise to our subscribers that CraveTV is the home of great premium television, and the addition of these existing and future hits are a welcome addition to our exclusive catalogue of exceptional series," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV, Bell Media.
**Media Note** Photography for CraveTV's newly acquired series are available online at BellMediaPR.ca
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV's most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO's iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs, and CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
* A18-49 and A25-54. Source: Numeris, 2015-16 BYTD (Sept. 21, 2015 – May 22, 2016). Final data.
Image with caption: "L to R: Freddie Stroma and Josh Bowman in TIME AFTER TIME, Jaimie Alexander in BLINDSPOT, the cast of THE DETOUR, and Kiefer Sutherland in DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (CNW Group/CraveTV)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160608_C4491_PHOTO_EN_708489.jpg
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