TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network today announced that The Movie Network GO (TMN GO), HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO will be available to Eastlink TV customers, effective immediately. Available at no additional cost to Eastlink 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. With this announcement, TMN GO is now available to approximately 80% of TMN's overall subscriber base.
"Our priority is ensuring that TMN subscribers have access to our unrivalled programming on the platform of their choice so they can watch what they want, when they want it," said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Astral Television Networks. "We are thrilled to extend the reach of TMN GO and offer Eastlink subscribers more ways than ever to engage with their favourite shows."
This news follows the announcement today from Eastlink that content from The Movie Network, HBO Canada and TMN Encore is also available on the Eastlink To Go video-streaming platform, offering even more access and choice for Eastlink subscribers.
Eastlink 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, Magic Mike, Pitch Perfect, 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, The Godfather Trilogy, There will Be Blood, The Untouchables and many more.
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; and TMN GO, a video streaming service currently available to Bell TV, Rogers, Cogeco Cable, Source Cable and Eastlink subscribers. For more information, please visit www.themovienetwork.ca.
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.
SOURCE: THE MOVIE NETWORK
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