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Bell Media, Corus secure HBO SVoD

September 5, 2014


Canada’s Bell Media and Corus Entertainment have signed a multiplatform and SVoD agreement with US premium broadcaster HBO.

The deal gives the broadcasting companies exclusive streaming rights to HBO’s entire past-season library for every series currently has on air.

The shows include Game of Thrones, Girls, Veep and True Detective and will all be available to HBO Canada customers via both linear and non-linear platforms from this autumn. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell’s The Movie Channel in eastern Canada and Corus’s Movie Central in the west.

Furthermore, all past seasons of these shows will immediately be available to The Movie Network and Movie Central subscribers immediately.

“With this deal, our premium subscribers will be able to enjoy all of their favourite HBO programmes, significantly increasing the value of a subscription to The Movie Network,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media referring to the past-season deal. “Now we can offer even more of what our subscribers want, which is all of HBO’s incredible programming across multiple platforms, including the industry-leading TMN GO.”

“Securing prior seasons of HBO’s hit programmes enables our subscribers to view past episodes of current series that they might not have seen from the very first season and positions HBO Canada as the place to see the most talked about series from start to finish,” said John Cassaday, president and CEO, Corus.

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