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Bell Media’s The Movie Network, HBO Canada and CraveTV
Come Together as the All-New Crave

– HBO programming now also available directly to Canadians for the first time ever –
– New Crave features acclaimed programming from SHOWTIME®, STARZ, and VICE,
WOW! children’s content, Hollywood hit movies, and more –
– TMN rebrands as Crave across all platforms –

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TORONTO (November 1, 2018) – Bell Media announced today the all-new Crave,
featuring a catalogue of some of the most sought-after content in the world and more
Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service in Canada. For the first time
ever, current HBO programming, including new episodes of GAME OF THRONES, as well
as box-office hits such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Wonder Woman, are
available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet. Additionally, Pay TV service
The Movie Network (TMN) rebrands as Crave today, making the brand ubiquitous across
all platforms.
The all-new Crave is available through participating television providers today and directly
to consumers as of Monday, November 5 on Crave.ca, iOS, and Android. Crave becomes
available on additional platforms in the coming weeks, including in-app purchase on
iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

Crave’s exceptional entertainment offering is home to HBO, SHOWTIME®, Hollywood hit
movies, VICE programming, a superior collection of kids’ content including movies as well
as programs from WOW! Unlimited Media, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television
series and original programming not found anywhere else.

The new Crave is an unrivalled value proposition offered in two packages – Crave and
Crave + Movies + HBO – giving Canadians flexibility to choose the programming that best
suits their needs. 


“We’re excited to present one of the best entertainment offerings in North America,
delivering thousands of hours of prestige programming at an unbeatable value,” said
Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Crave is immediately positioning itself as the
leading option in Canada’s increasingly competitive streaming and SVOD market.”

“As HBO continues to create ground-breaking content, movies are bringing in record-
breaking Pay TV audiences, and family-friendly titles continue to be some of the most
popular On Demand and SVOD selections,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution
and Pay, Bell Media. “This is the content Canadians crave, and today, we’re delivering it on
whatever platform they want.”

The Platforms
• Crave is available today through participating television providers across Canada.
This gives consumers the added opportunity to access the Crave linear channels
on traditional set-top boxes, as well as via On Demand channels, through the Crave
app (iOS and Android), and online at Crave.ca. Customers should contact their
television provider for pricing and details on how to subscribe. 


• Crave is available as of Monday, November 5 directly to all Canadians with access
to the Internet at Crave.ca, and via the Crave app on iOS and Android. Over the
coming weeks, Crave will become available on all other partner platforms such as
Apple TV, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV. 


Direct Packages
• Offered at $9.99/month (plus applicable taxes), an Internet-only subscription to
Crave includes exclusive access to more than 11,000 hours of content such as
Crave Originals, current SHOWTIME programming, select HBO library content and
previous seasons of some current HBO hits, a collection of VICE programming,
acclaimed TV series, kids’ programming from WOW! Unlimited Media, and much
more. Visit Crave.ca/subscribe for more information.

• For an additional $9.99/month ($19.98 total plus applicable taxes), Crave + Movies
+ HBO includes all the great content mentioned above, plus HBO’s current lineup of
ground-breaking series, movies, documentaries and specials, and some of the best
Hollywood-hit movies, spanning all genres. Visit Crave.ca/subscribe for more
information.

Television Service Provider Packages
• Crave packages are available across Canada through participating television
service providers. TV subscribers should contact their provider for pricing details
and availability.

The Content

On Crave:
• The SHOWTIME Collection, which includes current programming like RAY
DONOVAN, KIDDING, BILLIONS, THE AFFAIR, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA,
PATRICK MELROSE, WHO IS AMERICA?, THE CHI, as well as past SHOWTIME
hits such as DEXTER, TWIN PEAKS, EPISODES, CALIFORNICATION, and
PENNY DREADFUL.
• The extensive HBO Collection, featuring HBO’s vast off-air library with classics such
as THE SOPRANOS, THE WIRE, SEX AND THE CITY, ENTOURAGE, GIRLS, and
more, plus select past seasons of HBO hits like GAME OF THRONES, BALLERS,
INSECURE, and BIG LITTLE LIES.
• Recent watercooler hits such as THE HANDMAID’S TALE, STAR TREK:
DISCOVERY, KILLING EVE, CASTLE ROCK, and more.
• The VICE Collection, featuring buzz-worthy titles like THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP
TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD, the Emmy-nominated GAYCATION with Ellen Page,
MOST EXPENSIVEST, F*CK THAT’S DELICIOUS, and THE TRIXIE & KATYA
SHOW. Additional titles will join the collection early next year.
• Complete libraries of some of TV’s most iconic series like SEINFELD, CHEERS,
FRASIER, and more.
• The Comedy Central Collection, featuring Seasons 1-21 of SOUTH PARK,
NATHAN FOR YOU, BROAD CITY, and more.
• Two Kid’s Collections from WOW! Unlimited Media featuring THE ADVENTURES
OF PADDINGTON BEAR, LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL, THE PALS, and all four
original seasons of REBOOT, plus the upcoming PEPPA PIG, WORLD OF QUEST,
DOODLEBOPS ROADSHOW, and more.
• A limited-time offering of Starz content, such as COUNTERPART, VIDA, and
SWEETBITTER, plus select previous seasons of POWER and PARTY DOWN.
• Crave Originals like the award-winning comedy LETTERKENNY, Crave Original
stand-up specials created in partnership with Just For Laughs, the upcoming in-
depth interview series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH, and
upcoming satirical dramedy NEW EDEN.

On Crave + Movies + HBO:
The thousands of hours of unrivalled television programming mentioned above, PLUS:
• HBO’s current lineup of ground-breaking series, movies, documentaries and
specials such as GAME OF THRONES, WESTWORLD, SHARP OBJECTS, LAST
WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER,
CAMPING, THE DEUCE, THE SHOP, the upcoming miniseries MY BRILLIANT
FRIEND, and all-new seasons of TRUE DETECTIVE and VEEP.
• Hollywood-hit movies from most major movie studios spanning all genres, such as
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Wonder Woman, Pitch Perfect 3, Fifty Shades
Freed, The Greatest Showman, Pacific Rim Uprising, Rampage, Red Sparrow, and
countless others.
• An expanded Crave Kids Collection, featuring family-friendly movies like Despicable
Me 3, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Ferdinand, The Boss Baby, and Paddington 2.

TMN and TMN Encore Rebrand
• The former TMN Pay TV linear channels are now rebranded as Crave 1, Crave 2,
Crave 3, Crave 4, HBO Canada 1, and HBO Canada 2.
• TMN Encore Pay TV channels are now Encore 1 and Encore 2. As was previously
announced, Starz and Bell Media have entered into an exclusive, long-term alliance
to bring Starz to Canada, with TMN Encore rebranding in 2019.
• Former TMN subscribers now have access to thousands of hours of additional
content through Crave.ca and the Crave app not available to them before, such as
the award-winning Canadian comedy series LETTERKENNY, plus watercooler TV
hits like THE HANDMAID’S TALE, KILLING EVE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and
CASTLE ROCK.
• TMN GO will be decommissioned and users will now access their on-demand
content through the all-new Crave app, or by logging into Crave.ca with credentials
from their television service provider.

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About Crave:
Delivering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is
Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit
movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of
acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be
found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s
current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live
specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current
SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave is available directly to
all Canadians with access to the Internet via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also
available through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear
and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company,
providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on
network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at Crave.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Nicolle Stranges, 416.384.2056, nicolle.stranges@bellmedia.ca

Sara McLaren, 416.384.6104, sara.mclaren@bellmedia.ca