SHOWTIME Programming To Now Premiere on CraveTV, Beginning November 20 with THE AFFAIR

– CraveTV to stream new and current SHOWTIME series day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the U.S. –

– New seasons of BILLIONS, DICE, EPISODES, and RAY DONOVAN coming to CraveTV, along with upcoming big-buzz titles TWIN PEAKS, I'M DYING UP HERE, and GUERILLA

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TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - CraveTV announced today that, for the first time ever, new and returning SHOWTIME programming will debut on CraveTV, immediately bolstering the amount of exclusive, first-run programming on the streaming service. SHOWTIME's award-winning hit series, specials, and documentaries will begin streaming on CraveTV day-and-date with their broadcast premieres on SHOWTIME in the U.S., beginning with acclaimed drama THE AFFAIR on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. ET.

As a result of the new strategy, CraveTV subscribers can look forward to new SHOWTIME programming on the service every single week, in addition to CraveTV's weekly roll-out of additional new content every week on #iCraveFridays.

"Launching SHOWTIME in a first-window on CraveTV is a true game-changer for the service and for Canada's TV lovers," said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. "Offering subscribers streaming access to one of the best collections of content in the world, without delay, immediately makes CraveTV an unmatched value proposition."

"SHOWTIME is on a roll, delivering some of the best shows anywhere. Now, with today's announcement, CraveTV subscribers can enjoy SHOWTIME series first, as part of our newly supercharged SHOWTIME Collection," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media.

Following the Nov. 20 premiere of THE AFFAIR on CraveTV, subscribers can look forward to upcoming all-new seasons of SHOWTIME series BILLIONS (Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. ET), DICE, EPISODES, and RAY DONOVAN. Brand-new SHOWTIME series premiering on CraveTV in 2017 include the greatly anticipated David Lynch drama TWIN PEAKS, the dramedy I'M DYING UP HERE, created by Canadian Jim Carrey, and limited series GUERILLA, starring Idris Elba. Also coming to CraveTV are new seasons of HOMELAND (Season 5) and MASTERS OF SEX (Season 4).

SHOWTIME series, specials, and documentaries live in CraveTV's popular SHOWTIME Collection, alongside hundreds of hours of classic library SHOWTIME content. CraveTV today also announced that it is bolstering its expansive SHOWTIME library in 2017 with the complete series of award-winning, iconic SHOWTIME titles CALIFORNICATION, DEXTER, and HOUSE OF LIES.

Canada's leading premium Pay TV service, The Movie Network will continue to deliver the Canadian linear premieres of all SHOWTIME programming.

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About CraveTV:
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, 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 traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung 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, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit


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