CraveTV, Now Available to Everybody, Boasts All New Content For February Including the Newly Curated All-Canadian Collection and First CraveTV Original Series LETTERKENNY

— January 28, 2016

– The All-Canadian Collection launches February 12, and CraveTV’s first-ever original series LETTERKENNY on February 7 –
– Acclaimed HBO content joins the service including TREME, EASTBOUND & DOWN, and THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST –
–Television adaption of the iconic musical GREASE: LIVE begins streaming February 19 –

    

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(Clockwise from top left: Jared Keeso and Nathan Dales in LETTERKENNY, ROBERT DURST from THE JINX: LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBERT DURST, Clarke Peters in TREME, and Danny Mcbride in EASTBOUND & DOWN)

TORONTO (January 28, 2016) – Now that CraveTV is available to all Canadians with access to the internet, the streaming service announced its busy February lineup, with new content launching weekly on #iCraveFridays, and more. February additions include: a newly curated All-Canadian collection that puts CraveTV’s homegrown favourites in one spot for subscribers to navigate and enjoy; the six-episode, first season of LETTERKENNY, CraveTV’s first-ever original comedy series about the dustups and mix-ups of life in a small town; HBO’s true-crime documentary series, THE JINX: LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST; all four seasons of David Simon’s celebrated post-Katrina New Orleans drama TREME; all four seasons of the raunchy and riotous HBO comedy EASTBOUND & DOWN; the Canada/U.K. co-production JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL; new episodes of hit SHOWTIME drama BILLIONS, and much more. Additional information about CraveTV’s February lineup is outlined below (in chronological order): Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7 LETTERKENNY – *Season 1* – found in the Comedy Collection, What’s New Collection, and All-Canadian Collection Wayne (Jared Keeso, 19-2) is a good-ol’ country boy in trying to protect his homegrown way of life on the farm, against a world that is constantly evolving around him. The residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: Hicks, Skids, and Hockey Players. The three groups are constantly feuding with each other over seemingly trivial matters - often ending with someone getting their ass kicked. 10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 4 After getting one of his Portfolio Managers out of trouble with the police, Axe (Damian Lewis, HOMELAND) takes a spontaneous trip to see Metallica in concert with his childhood friends. While there, he meets a free-spirited young woman who makes him face the limits of his own freedom. He also must fend off a short squeeze – an attack on one of his important holdings led by Chuck’s father. Back in New York, Chuck (Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man) has an epic day-long proffer session with Pete Decker, learning important facts about the inner workings of Axe Capital. But Chuck must also take action against his own father for his stock manipulation. Axe reckons with a cold betrayal by one of his old friends, and upon his return, Axe makes a momentous decision about the direction of his firm. Tuesday, Feb. 9 TREME – *Season 1- 4* – found in the Drama Collection, Music Collection, What’s New Collection, and HBO Collection All 36 episodes of David Simon’s (THE WIRE, SHOW ME A HERO) critically acclaimed masterpiece begin streaming. Just in for Fat Tuesday, the series chronicles the struggles of a diverse group of residents in New Orleans as they rebuild their lives and their city following Hurricane Katrina. Starring Wendell Pierce, Steve Zahn, Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. Friday, Feb. 12 The All-Canadian Collection CraveTV has the biggest Canadian TV collection of any streaming service and now these titles are all together with the newly curated All-Canadian Collection. Launching February 5, the All-Canadian Collection includes more than 1,200 assets and more than 60 series. The All-Canadian Collection includes: ORPHAN BLACK, 19-2, CORNER GAS, THE BORGIAS, SAVING HOPE, FLASHPOINT, HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, MASTERCHEF CANADA, MOTIVE, THE LISTENER, and much more. THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST – found in the Documentary Collection, Crime & Mystery Collections, and HBO Collection As the true-crime documentary genre makes front page news, subscribers can revisit the shocking, headline-making story of Robert Durst, featured in HBO’s 2015 docu-series that started it all, THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST. Directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar®-nominees behind Capturing the Friedmans) delves into the strange history of real estate heir Durst, long suspected in the still-unsolved 1982 disappearance of his wife as well as the subsequent murders of family friend Susan Berman, and neighbor Morris Black. Sunday, Feb. 14 10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 5 Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from Axe Capital, plunging the firm into chaos. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his new yacht, Wags (David Costabile, SUITS) and Wendy (Maggie Siff, SONS OF ANARCHY) struggle to maintain order and morale. In response to Axe’s disappearance, Chuck intensifies his investigation, which leads him to a farm in Iowa, where he discovers a key witness to a questionable trade. Armed with the damning evidence, Chuck sends the FBI into Axe Capital to make a surprising arrest. Friday, Feb. 19 GREASE: LIVE – *Live Musical Special Launch* - found in the Drama Collection, Comedy Collection, Music Collection,  and Teen Drama Collection. Recorded live, in this new television adaptation of the musical classic, the beginning of senior year means the end of Danny (Aaron Tveit, Les Misérables) and Sandy’s (Julianne Hough, Rock of Ages) summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. Danny must try to maintain his bad-boy image as the coolest member of the T-Birds, while Sandy attempts to remain a good girl after she joins the Pink Ladies. With their friends Rizzo (Vanessa Hudgens, Spring Breakers) and Kenickie (Carlos Pena Vega, BIG TIME RUSH) pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted, as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.  EASTBOUND & DOWN – *Season 1-4* – found in the Comedy Collection, Sports Collection, What’s New Collection, and HBO Collection Executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, this hilarious comedy series follows former major league pitcher Kenny Powers (Danny McBride, Superbad) who after turning to substance abuse and insanely self-destructive behaviour, returns to his North Carolina hometown where he takes a job teaching physical education at the school he once attended. Sunday, Feb. 21 10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 6 The repercussions of the raid on Axe Capital ripple outward. Axe is spoiling for a fight, and plans a scorched-earth defense against this very public attack on his company—threatening his relationship with Wendy in the process. Chuck’s interrogation of Dollar Bill (Kelly AuCoin, The Kingdom) does not go as planned and political pressure mounts for Chuck to recuse himself in the face of a protracted legal battle. Wendy, caught in the middle, engages in deft shuttle diplomacy to facilitate a deal in the best interests of both men. But everything hinges on a fraught face-to-face meeting between Chuck and Axe to finalize the agreement.

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