– Acclaimed video-streaming service TMN GO now available to subscribers in Western Canada –
– TMN's premium mix of Hollywood movies, big-buzz programming from HBO and SHOWTIME, and the finest Canadian titles now available to everyone –
– National marketing campaign from the Bell Media Agency premiered during the Oscars® –
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TORONTO, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - And . . . action! Bell Media's premium Pay TV services The Movie Network (TMN) and TMN Encore are now available to all Canadians. Effective today, previous subscribers to Movie Central and Encore Avenue in Western Canada, as well as millions of other Canadians, can now access TMN and TMN Encore.
Comprising four, 24-hour, high definition multiplex channels, TMN offers the biggest movies from the majority of Hollywood studios, exclusive watercooler programming from HBO and SHOWTIME, and a vast offering of acclaimed Canadian feature films, documentaries, comedy specials, and series. Subscribers also have the option to add TMN Encore, two 24-hour, high definition channels with classic films from every era. Together, TMN and TMN Encore offer unmatched value for entertainment lovers with thousands of hours of premium movies and series.
Subscribers to TMN and TMN Encore are also offered this unparalleled premium content via TMN OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available through their television service provider's set top box. Additionally, for the first time ever in Western Canada, subscribers will also have access to TMN GO, a video streaming service available on tablets, smartphones, computers, smart TVs, and gaming consoles.
"TMN subscribers have it all – the best premium movies, series, and specials all in one place – and we couldn't be more excited to bring this incredible service to all Canadians," said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. "With multiple channels and access to all content on demand and on TMN GO, The Movie Network provides an unparalleled value proposition, unavailable anywhere else in Canada."
This announcement comes in advance of the series and season premieres of a long list of new programming coming to the service, including: a new season of SHOWTIME drama HOUSE OF LIES alongside new SHOWTIME comedy DICE on April 10; the highly anticipated HBO original film CONFIRMATION on April 16; new seasons of can't miss HBO series GAME OF THRONES, VEEP, and SILICON VALLEY on April 24; a new season of SHOWTIME hit PENNY DREADFUL on May 1; the highly anticipated new drama from SHOWTIME, ROADIES, starting June 26; and the second season premiere of the acclaimed Canadian original series SENSITIVE SKIN, coming this Spring.
Subscribers to TMN and TMN Encore enjoy the following:
TMN subscribers in Western Canada can now enjoy all of this programming on the device of their choice with TMN GO, The Movie Network's best-in-class video-streaming service available in the Xbox App store on Xbox One and Xbox 360, on the Windows App store, as well as Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-Ray players, iOS and Android tablets and phones, and on the web at tmngo.ca.
The Movie Network's national launch is supported with a multi-phase, integrated marketing campaign targeted to all Canadians with touch-points on-air, digital, social, OOH, print, and radio. Leveraging Bell Media's unmatched cross-promotional ability, the Bell Media Agency's campaign kicked off last Sunday night during the CTV broadcast of the 88th Academy Awards® with a new spot letting Western Canadians know about TMN and encouraging all Canadians to subscriber now. Click here to watch the new TMN spot.
About The Movie Network:
The Movie Network is a national pay television service delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network and TMN Encore service includes six 24-hour multiplex channels - TMN 1, TMN 2, TMN 3, HBO Canada 1, TMN Encore, and TMN Encore 2. All six multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.
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For further information: Scott Campbell, 416.384.4235 or [email protected]