- All 18 seasons of the sharp, no-holds-barred series featuring Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan begin streaming exclusively on CraveTV -
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TORONTO, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - CraveTV™, Canada's premium TV streaming service, announced today the launch of another exclusive heavyweight franchise, with the addition of SOUTH PARK on Wednesday, July 1. The series catalogue, featuring 18 seasons and more than 250 episodes, will begin streaming only on CraveTV on Canada Day, with every season, uncensored and uncut in its original form. The series will be anchored in CraveTV's extremely popular Comedy collection.
The launch of South Park on CraveTV will be supported by an extensive cross-platform media campaign on Bell Media properties including out-of-home, conventional and specialty television, and online outlets beginning today.
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Today's announcement represents the latest acquisition of a blockbuster television franchise for CraveTV. SOUTH PARK joins a stellar lineup of premium comedy streaming exclusively on CraveTV including: SEINFELD, CHEERS, THE BIG BANG THEORY, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, FRASIER, DEADBEAT, and more.
"SOUTH PARK is an iconic franchise and its exclusive acquisition is a milestone event for CraveTV and its subscribers," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CraveTV. "Comedy is wildly popular with the CraveTV audience, so we're delivering another binge-worthy series in response to that demand."
Throughout the series' 18 seasons, Emmy® and Tony® award-winning creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker (The Book of Mormon) have affectionately made Canada a running punchline. In addition to parodying Canada as a country that is as bizarre as Oz. The series also features many Canadian references with all Canadians in the series featured with floppy heads and large mouths. In perhaps the most iconic Canadian-themed episode, Canada goes on strike to demand "money and more money" but is ignored by other world leaders, who bring in Danish people or the "Canadians of Europe" to fill in for the strikers. Other famous parodies include the Royal Wedding, in which the Princess of Canada is kidnapped by the "Canadian Giant" during the ceremony.
CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium TV programming, including HBO's entire off-air library (THE WIRE, THE SOPRANOS, SEX AND THE CITY, ENTOURAGE, and more), as well as the SHOWTIME collection (THE AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, and more), both exclusive to CraveTV. The premium TV streaming service also features exclusive programming from Amazon Studios, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, and more.
All you can watch, for $4/month. Created for TV lovers and devoted exclusively to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV subscription on-demand video 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. Designed to complement the traditional television ecosystem, and available to all TV providers, CraveTV is currently available to Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel and is coming soon to other television service providers. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, and the web, CraveTV also supports Apple TV and Chromecast and will soon be available via game consoles, and smart TVs. 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, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
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For further information:
Eleni Tenuta, CraveTV, [email protected] or 416.384.3530