Premiere of TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 Anchors Crave Free Preview Weekend, Jan. 11-14

— January 8, 2019

– Linear free preview runs from January 11-14 and allows Canadians to sample Crave’s unparalleled lineup of premium programming, including the season premiere of HBO’s big-buzz drama TRUE DETECTIVE –
– Offered through participating television providers across Canada –

TORONTO (January 8, 2019) – It’s a Happy New Year for television lovers across Canada! Crave, Canada’s premium entertainment service, offers its first-ever free preview this weekend, delivering hours of premium entertainment to audiences across the country. The free preview weekend includes more than 15 Hollywood hit movies and the eagerly awaited Season 3 premiere of HBO’s hit drama series TRUE DETECTIVE starring Oscar® winner Mahershala Ali, who also recently took home a Golden Globe® award for his role in Green Book. From Friday, Jan. 11 (11 a.m. ET/MT) to Monday, Jan. 14 (11 a.m. ET/MT), three of Crave’s linear channels – Crave 1, HBO 1, HBO 2 – are being unlocked so audiences can enjoy uncut and commercial-free hit movies, award-winning HBO content, and a sampling of SHOWTIME® hits. The free preview is available via participating television providers across Canada including Bell, Bell Aliant, BellMTS, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, and others. Canadians should check their local listings for the full schedule and for channel numbers in their region. As one of Variety’s most anticipated TV series of 2019, the third season of TRUE DETECTIVE premieres Sunday, Jan. 13 on HBO with two, back-to-back episodes at 9 and 10 p.m. ET. Season 3 tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) stars as state police detective Wayne Hays, who in 1980, investigated the case of missing children Will and Julie Purcell. In 2015, the now-retired Hays is asked to look back on the twists of the unsolved case with a true-crime documentary producer alongside his old police partner Roland West (Stephen Dorff, Somewhere). Other titles airing during the free preview weekend include:
  • the premiere of Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • box office hits like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle; Wonder Woman; The Greatest Showman; Get Out; and Spiderman: Homecoming
  • Oscar-winning films such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Call Me By Your Name
  • family-friendly titles such as Paddington 2, Peter Rabbit, and Emoji Movie
  • acclaimed HBO series, documentaries, and films such as VEEP (Season 6); THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST; JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS; ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND; THE WIZARD OF LIES; MY DINNER WITH HERVE; and more
  • the Season 6 finale of SHOWTIME’s hit drama series RAY DONOVAN
Crave is Canada’s premium entertainment destination, offering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service in Canada. It’s the Canadian home of HBO and SHOWTIME, Hollywood hit movies, VICE programming, a superior collection of kids’ content including movies as well as programs from WOW! Unlimited Media, acclaimed television series, original programming, and more. Visit Crave.ca/subscribe for details on how to sign-up.

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 at Crave.ca, 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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