Hamilton-based cable company launches TMN GO via integration provider Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS)
TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network and Source Cable today announced that The Movie Network GO (TMN GO), HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO will be available to Source Cable subscribers, effective immediately. Available at no additional cost to Source Cable customers who have a subscription to The Movie Network and TMN Encore, TMN GO puts more than 1,000 hours of high-definition quality programming - including Hollywood hit movies, exclusive series from HBO, CINEMAX and Showtime, Canadian original films and series, and movie classics from every era - at subscribers' finger tips.
"We are pleased to further extend the reach of TMN GO by making the service available to Source Cable subscribers," said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Astral Television Networks. "Adding a new point of access for our premium programming increases the value proposition of a TMN subscription and reflects the way in which Canadians are viewing content - anytime, anyplace. Currently the service is available to three-quarters of our base and we are committed to bringing TMN GO to all of our subscribers."
"Source Cable is committed to combining leading-edge entertainment services with state-of-the-art technology in order to enhance our overall customer experience," said Darryl Chandler, VP Operations and General Manager of Source Cable Limited. "TMN GO easily fits this objective and we're pleased to offer this innovative and added-value premium option to our TMN customers."
Source Cable is offering TMN GO to subscribers using the innovative integration services provided by GLDS. As was announced last week, TMN GO is available to television distributors via integration providers, like GLDS, who handle the back-office integration, including billing systems assimilation, authentication and entitlement services. Additional integration providers include watchTVeverywhere and Synacor.
Source Cable subscribers can download the free TMN GO app from the App Store (www.AppStore.com/TMNGO) on their iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod touch or simply visit tmngo.ca through their chosen web-browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox).
TMN GO is supported by the iPhone 3GS and subsequent models, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) and the iPad and iPad Mini (running iOS 5.0 or higher).
With a sleek cinematic design and interface that offers superior functionality, TMN GO is a best-in-class service that offers customers access to more than 1,000 hours of premium content. Key features of the service include:
- Pick-up-and-play technology which allows users to start watching on one device and continue on another;
- A Watchlist function which lets users keep up with their favourite series throughout the run;
- Parental controls to allow users to manage the content that family members of every age have access to;
- Social networking features which allow users to "share" and "like" favourite titles instantly with friends over Facebook, Twitter and email;
- Multiple members of the household can enjoy the service with up to three simultaneous streams and five registered devices per subscriber household;
- The service stream over Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE networks, allowing users to manage their data consumption;
- Adaptive Streaming which automatically switches video quality to ensure the best viewing experience available based on the user's Internet connection;
- Video Quality Control gives users control over video quality, allowing them to further control their bandwidth consumption.
TMN GO's selection mirrors the programming offering from The Movie Network OnDemand, HBO Canada OnDemand and TMN Encore OnDemand, with new content being refreshed weekly.
At the time of launch, programming available on TMN GO includes: hit series, movies, sports programming and documentaries from HBO including full seasons and current episodes of Family Tree, Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher, Vice and VEEP; full seasons of HBO's genre-defining Band of Brothers, Mister Show and The Sopranos; CINEMAX series Banshee and Strike Back; acclaimed Showtime series such as Californication, Dexter, House of Lies, The Jim Rome Show, Nurse Jackie and Shameless; hit Starz series Spartacus: War of the Damned; Hollywood hit movies and family favourites such as The Amazing Spider Man, The Avengers, Battleship, The Dark Knight Rises, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, The Five-Year Engagement, Hotel Transylvania, Looper, Magic Mike, Savages, and many more; acclaimed, award-winning Canadian series and movies like Call Me Fitz, Funny As Hell, Less Than Kind, Transporter: The Series; Rogue and many more; and hundreds of classic movies from every era and genre offered by The Movie Network Encore such as American Beauty, Into the Wild, There will Be Blood, The Untouchables and many more.
About The Movie Network
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada. With premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels - The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - which deliver diverse and entertaining programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. All five multiplex channels are also simulcast in High Definition and are joined by The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in select areas across eastern Canada; TMN OnLine an Internet-based content streaming service available to Bell TV, Rogers and Videotron subscribers; and TMN GO, a video streaming service currently available to Bell TV, Rogers and Cogeco Cable subscribers. For more information, please visit www.themovienetwork.ca.
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.
About Source Cable
Source Cable Limited is a privately owned, single source service provider that has been serving the residents of Hamilton for close to 40 years. Source Cable offers over 420 television and audio channels, including 108 High Definition networks and 25 On Demand networks. In addition, Source Cable provides ultra fast High Speed Internet, Home Phone services, Fiber-to-the-Home, Home & Business Security, Wireless Internet and Commercial business services. For more information about Source Cable Limited, please visit our website at www.sourcecable.ca
SOURCE: THE MOVIE NETWORK
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