Game Of Thrones Season Three The Most-Watched Pay TV Series In Canadian History

  • HBO Canada smash hit available now for repeated binge viewing on multiple platforms, including TMN GO

TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Hodor! A record number of Canadians caught the third season of Game of Thrones, which drew to a riveting conclusion last night on HBO Canada, a multiplex of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).

The third season of Game of Thrones, notable for toddler dragons, lost limbs and a nightmare wedding, was the most-watched series to date on HBO Canada, besting the previous high-water mark held by Game of Thrones Season 2. Game of Thrones Season 3 has also broken all series viewership records for The Movie Network and Movie Central.

Last Sunday's finale, written by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, saw Joffrey challenge Tywin, Dany win the hearts of the Yunkai'i, a return to the scene of the already legendary "Red Wedding," and intriguing developments from Dragonstone and the Iron Islands. The Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning series has been renewed by HBO for a fourth season.

This complex series rewards multiple viewings and all 10 episodes are now available for repeat consumption across multiple platforms:

  • In Eastern Canada, Game of Thrones Season 3 is available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD; on TMN GO/HBO Canada GO, on HBO Canada OnDemand and on HBO Canada OnLine.
  • In Western Canada, Game of Thrones Season 3 is available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD; on demand, via mobile and online with participating service providers.

HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible via mobile, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.

The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. 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.

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com

For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site, please visit http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.

-HODOR-

SOURCE: The Movie Network

For further information:

Media contacts:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Ellery Ulster
(416) 956-8638
eulster@astral.com     

Movie Central (Western Canada)
Owen McCorquodale
(416) 479-6068
Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com

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