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TORONTO(September 4, 2014)–Bell Media announced today an unprecedented agreement with HBO for the exclusiveCanadian multi-platform rights to HBO’s complete off-air catalogue of seminaltelevision programming. The agreement complements the announcement earlier today that HBO Canada has securedthe entire past-season library of every HBO series currently on air.
Separate anddistinct from the HBO Canada deal, Bell Media has exclusively acquired, forfuture exploitation, the national multi-platform rights, including SVOD, forthe entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue. Theacquisition represents more than 850 hours of past scripted programming alone,as well as hundreds of hours of HBO movies, documentaries, and stand-up andmusic specials.
This additionalprogramming is on top of the nearly 700 hours of HBO Canada content announcedearlier, which will see every episode of every season of allcurrent HBO programming available on linear and non-linear platforms for thefirst time this fall.
About Bell Media
Withpassion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates contentand builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences throughthe platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimediacompany with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, anddigital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV,Canada’s #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS,Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TVservices, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managingshareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Mediais also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stationsin 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one ofCanada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with anetwork of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, andBritish Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, deliversTV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTVGO, TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platformproduction company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’slargest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visitwww.bellmedia.ca.
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