The Movie Network Expands Exclusive Movie Offering with New and Extended Multi-Year Studio Deals
— May 1st, 2018
– The Movie Network secures output deals with most major movie studios, delivering an unprecedented volume of exclusive movie titles to subscribers –
– Hollywood hits such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Dunkirk, and Justice League, plus Oscar® winners The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri come to The Movie Network in exclusive, Pay TV window –
– Subscribers also have access to hit superhero franchises such as Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman from DC Comics, and Spider-Man from Marvel –
– New output deals include on-air, on-demand, and digital rights –
TORONTO (May 1, 2018) – A subscription to Canada’s leading premium Pay TV service The Movie Network (TMN) is about to get even better. TMN confirms today that it has now secured exclusive output deals with most major movie studios, delivering to subscribers the biggest Hollywood hit movies and film franchises across a variety of platforms including linear, on-demand, and digital for years to come.
TMN has now locked in the exclusive, Canadian, first-window rights for film titles from: 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Films; Entertainment One; Sony Pictures Entertainment; Universal Pictures and Focus Features; and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. As was previously announced, Bell Media has also entered into a long-term agreement with Lionsgate to distribute Lionsgate’s future theatrical releases in Canada in a first pay window, and bring the Starz brand to Canada.
These movie deals, coupled with the long-term agreements secured with premium TV brands HBO, SHOWTIME®, and Starz, make Bell Media’s suite of Pay TV linear and streaming services home to some of the most critically acclaimed programming in the world.
“When Wonder Woman premiered on the service last February it was the most-watched film in TMN history, clearly demonstrating an appetite for big-buzz, critically acclaimed movies in the Pay TV landscape,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. “Today’s news adds unparalleled value to a TMN subscription and reinforces our commitment to and investment in premium and exclusive content.”
TMN has also secured offline viewing rights for these film titles that will continue to keep TMN growing across all platforms. Offline viewing is available through TMN’s video-streaming platform TMN GO, and allows subscribers to download movies and series on their iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, for playback without an internet connection.
Some of the upcoming films secured for TMN in their first-run Pay TV window include: Bad Mom’s Christmas; Darkest Hour; Dunkirk; TheGlass Castle; Home Again; It; Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle; Justice League; Kidnap; Logan Lucky; Pitch Perfect 3; The Shape of Water; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
TMN subscribers will also have access to movies from box-office hit franchises such as: Alien; Batman; Deadpool; Despicable Me; Fast & Furious; Harry Potter; Ghostbusters; Hotel Transylvania; Ice Age; Jurassic World; Justice League; Lego; Planet of the Apes; Resident Evil; Spider-Man; Superman; Trolls; Wonder Woman; and X-Men.
About The Movie Network: The Movie Network is a national pay television service delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network and TMN Encore service includes six 24-hour multiplex channels – TMN 1, TMN 2, TMN 3, HBO Canada 1, TMN Encore, and TMN Encore 2. All seven multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.