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CraveTV Offers Canadians Free Early Look at New SHOWTIME® Drama BILLIONS, Beginning January 1

– Free sampling of first episode begins January 1 on CraveTV platforms, more than two weeks before the series’ official premiere on January 17 –
– Starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, the highly anticipated new drama explores the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence, and corruption in New York City –

“A good matador doesn’t kill a fresh bull, you wait until he’s been stuck a few times.” – U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades

“What’s the point of having f*ck you money, if you never say f*ck you.” – Hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod

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(L-R: Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades in BILLIONS)

TORONTO (December 29, 2015) – Happy New Year Canada! Beginning Friday, Jan. 1, more than two weeks in advance of its January 17 debut, CraveTV delivers an early first look at the premiere episode of BILLIONS, the new high-stakes drama series from SHOWTIME starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti (JOHN ADAMS) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (HOMELAND). In Canada, the sneak peek can be viewed without a subscription on all CraveTV platforms, including online and via the CraveTV app. As CraveTV prepares to go direct to consumer in January, the highly anticipated BILLIONS joins CraveTV’s popular SHOWTIME Collection alongside acclaimed audience favourites THE AFFAIR, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, and more.

For a look at BILLIONS, click HERE.

“This sneak peek is the perfect way to sample this star-studded, can’t-miss new series,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. “BILLIONS is the perfect series to showcase CraveTV as we ready for its launch to all Canadians. If you love great TV, then this one’s for you”.

On Sunday, Jan. 17, Episode 2 of BILLIONS will be available to CraveTV subscribers one week early at 11 p.m. ET. The series also premieres Sunday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. on The Movie Network, with Episode 2 following at 11 p.m. ET on TMN GO and on demand.

Beginning January 1, the first episode will also be offered free-of-charge by The Movie Network on the following platforms in Canada: TMN GO, TheMovieNetwork.ca, Facebook, and via the on demand services of participating television providers.

Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves an intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey as it follows two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). The series also stars Maggie Siff (MAD MEN), Canadian actress Malin Akerman (The Proposal), Toby Leonard Moore (DAREDEVIL), David Costabile (SUITS), and Condola Rashad (Steel Magnolias).

BILLIONS is created, written, and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen), and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big to Fail). Sorkin is a financial columnist for the New York Times and the film based on his book Too Big to Fail is currently available on CraveTV. The pilot was directed by acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent), who also serves as an executive producer.

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The SHOWTIME Collection, available exclusively in Canada on CraveTV, offers hundreds of hours of some of the most-acclaimed, star-studded, premium programming available anywhere, uncut and commercial free. The collection comprises award-winning scripted series, hard-hitting documentaries, and exceptional comedy and music specials from U.S. premium cable network SHOWTIME. Critically acclaimed programming featured in The SHOWTIME Collection on CraveTV includes THE AFFAIR, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, MASTERS OF SEX, NURSE JACKIE, and many more.

About CraveTV
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is currently available to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Smart TVs and Microsoft Windows 8.1, CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.

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CraveTV Offers Canadians Free Early Look at New SHOWTIME® Drama BILLIONS, Beginning January 1

– Free sampling of first episode begins January 1 on CraveTV platforms, more than two weeks before the series’ official premiere on January 17 –
– Starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, the highly anticipated new drama explores the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence, and corruption in New York City –

“A good matador doesn’t kill a fresh bull, you wait until he’s been stuck a few times.” – U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades

“What’s the point of having f*ck you money, if you never say f*ck you.” – Hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod

billions

(L-R: Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades in BILLIONS)

TORONTO (December 29, 2015) – Happy New Year Canada! Beginning Friday, Jan. 1, more than two weeks in advance of its January 17 debut, CraveTV delivers an early first look at the premiere episode of BILLIONS, the new high-stakes drama series from SHOWTIME starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti (JOHN ADAMS) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (HOMELAND). In Canada, the sneak peek can be viewed without a subscription on all CraveTV platforms, including online and via the CraveTV app. As CraveTV prepares to go direct to consumer in January, the highly anticipated BILLIONS joins CraveTV’s popular SHOWTIME Collection alongside acclaimed audience favourites THE AFFAIR, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, and more.

For a look at BILLIONS, click HERE.

“This sneak peek is the perfect way to sample this star-studded, can’t-miss new series,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. “BILLIONS is the perfect series to showcase CraveTV as we ready for its launch to all Canadians. If you love great TV, then this one’s for you”.

On Sunday, Jan. 17, Episode 2 of BILLIONS will be available to CraveTV subscribers one week early at 11 p.m. ET. The series also premieres Sunday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. on The Movie Network, with Episode 2 following at 11 p.m. ET on TMN GO and on demand.

Beginning January 1, the first episode will also be offered free-of-charge by The Movie Network on the following platforms in Canada: TMN GO, TheMovieNetwork.ca, Facebook, and via the on demand services of participating television providers.

Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves an intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey as it follows two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). The series also stars Maggie Siff (MAD MEN), Canadian actress Malin Akerman (The Proposal), Toby Leonard Moore (DAREDEVIL), David Costabile (SUITS), and Condola Rashad (Steel Magnolias).

BILLIONS is created, written, and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen), and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big to Fail). Sorkin is a financial columnist for the New York Times and the film based on his book Too Big to Fail is currently available on CraveTV. The pilot was directed by acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent), who also serves as an executive producer.

For more information

Nicolle Balen

nicolle.balen@bellmedia.ca

About The SHOWTIME Collection
The SHOWTIME Collection, available exclusively in Canada on CraveTV, offers hundreds of hours of some of the most-acclaimed, star-studded, premium programming available anywhere, uncut and commercial free. The collection comprises award-winning scripted series, hard-hitting documentaries, and exceptional comedy and music specials from U.S. premium cable network SHOWTIME. Critically acclaimed programming featured in The SHOWTIME Collection on CraveTV includes THE AFFAIR, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, MASTERS OF SEX, NURSE JACKIE, and many more.

About CraveTV
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is currently available to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Smart TVs and Microsoft Windows 8.1, CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.

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