Eastlink launches WWE Network HD and breaks 200 HD milestone

HALIFAX, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - With today's addition of the World Wrestling Entertainment Network (WWE) in HD, Eastlink becomes one of only two providers in Canada to carry this wildly popular channel.

"Over 85% of consumers now have one or more HDTVs in their home and that means they have an increasingly high expectation that their TV content will be delivered in the best possible quality," said Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg. "We continue to work hard to deliver more HD programming than any of our competitors for a truly unmatched HD experience. While 200 may seem like just a number, it is important to our customers who are looking for all of their content to be delivered in HD."

Mr. Bragg explained that consumers are extremely passionate about access to HD channels, particularly channels like the WWE Network HD, which attracts over 15-million fans to its programming every week.

"Our customers have been asking us daily when we are going to carry this channel so it is extra special that our 200th HD Channel is WWE HD," says Mr. Bragg.

As Eastlink continues to outpace its competition in the addition of HD channels, WWE HD becomes the latest in a series of HD Channel launches also including: Sundance Channel HD, COSMOTV HD, Nick HD, ATN HD, Super Ecran 1 HD, TFO HD, Historia HD, MSNBC HD, TVA Sports 2 HD and Citytv HD.

About WWE Network:

WWE Network is a new 24/7 HD specialty channel featuring the best of WWE content, including all LIVE WWE pay-per-view events, ground-breaking original series, live in-ring action, reality shows and a video-on-demand library. WWE Network has ground-breaking original series like Legends' House and Monday Night War, and will offer hundreds of hours of on demand content via the set top box. The MSRP for the WWE Network is $11.99 a month (plus tax where applicable).

For more information on Eastlink's vast HD programming library including WWE HD, visit eastlink.ca  

About Eastlink
Headquartered in Halifax, NS, Eastlink is Canada's largest family-owned and operated telecommunications provider, delivering world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across the country.

Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink's advanced services include Unmatched TV featuring Wireless TV powered by Maestro, Personal Picks, and Video OnDemand, Internet Evolved including Personal Cloud services, wireless featuring nationwide calling, competitive local and long distance telephone, home security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally-produced programming on Eastlink TV.

Eastlink is one of Canada's Best Managed Companies at the platinum level with operations in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as well as Bermuda.

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SOURCE: Eastlink

For further information: Media Contact: Jill Laing, Public and Media Relations, (902) 446-1939, Jill.Laing@corp.eastlink.ca

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