McNulty Remastered! CraveTV Launches Critically Acclaimed HBO Drama THE WIRE in High Definition, January 4

— December 16, 2014

Tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1wWBK4Y Join the Hubub forthis announcement: https://www.hubub.com/288510 TORONTO (December 16, 2014)– Named by EntertainmentWeekly in 2013 as the #1 all-time greatest TV show ever, there’s no betterway to start the New Year than with THE WIRE – in all itsremastered glory.CraveTVTM, Canada’s new premium TVsubscription on-demand video streaming service, announced today the release ofall 60 episodes of the award-winning and critically acclaimed HBO dramaTHE WIRE in remastered, 16x9, full-frame, high definition onSunday, January 4. CraveTV is the exclusiveCanadian home to HBO’s entire off-air library and is now available for just$4/month. Leading up to the release of all five seasons of THE WIRE onCraveTV, viewers can preview Season 1 for the first time in HDin a Bravo holiday marathon from Wednesday, Dec. 31 throughSaturday, Jan. 3, every night starting at 9p.m.ET. The next day, viewers can begin to relive theentire series on-demand on CraveTV.

  

(L-R): THE WIREstars Dominic West and Michael Kenneth Williams.

 **Media Note** Photography available online at BellMediaPR.ca.

“There is no doubt that THE WIRE is one of the greatesttelevision series ever created,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President,Programming, Bell Media.“Now in HD, we are providing the best possible viewingexperience for fans who have always loved THE WIRE, and forviewers who have never gotten the chance, they can watch from beginning to end,on demand.” Created by David Simon (GENERATION KILL, TREME), and starring Dominic West(THE AFFAIR, THE HOUR)  and Michael Kenneth Williams (BOARDWALK EMPIRE,12 Years A Slave) THE WIRE takes place in Baltimore, Maryland depictingthe city as a place where institutional prerogatives, economic equalities, anda brutalizing drug war confound the efforts to advance the city and its people.The first season lays out the futility of the drug war, while Season 2highlights the deindustrialization and death of the working class. Season 3introduces Baltimore’s political culture and reveals the forces that stand inthe path of actual reform; Season 4 addresses the educational system and theactual opportunities that remain for younger generations; and the fifth andfinal season examines the media and its role in perpetuating the statusquo.  

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For more information, please contact: Eleni Tenuta,Senior Communications Manager, Digital Projects & Strategy eleni.tenuta@bellmedia.caor 416.384.3530

About CraveTV:
All you can watch, for $4/month. Createdfor TV lovers and devoted exclusively totelevision, CraveTVTM is Canada’s premium subscriptionon-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superiortelevision content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and belovedcomedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming,CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming,representing hundreds of unique titles. Designed to complement the traditionaltelevision ecosystem, and available to all TV providers, CraveTV isavailable to Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, andBell Aliant FibreOP TV subscribers, and is coming soon to Northwestel and otherCCSA members. Available through traditional set-top boxes, the service willalso be available via mobile apps, the web, game consoles, and smartTVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media companywith more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched andmost-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, and Network TVlandscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.

About Bell Media:
With passion and an unrelentingcommitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands thatentertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of theirchoice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assetsin television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Mediaowns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network;35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialtychannels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The MovieNetwork and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster,with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media ownsAstral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-homeadvertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces inQuébec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates morethan 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demandstreaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streamingservices including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digitalstartup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture withCirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform productioncompany. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largestcommunications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.