Ready, Set, The Movie Network GO! - New Video Streaming Service Gives Subscribers Access to The Movie Network, HBO Canada and

Ready, Set, The Movie Network GO! - New Video Streaming Service Gives 
Subscribers Access to The Movie Network, HBO Canada and TMN Encore from their 
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC Whenever, Wherever 
TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network today 
announced the launch of The Movie Network GO (TMN GO), HBO GO Canada and TMN 
Encore GO, three new video streaming services that put more than 1,500 hours 
of high-definition quality programming from The Movie Network, HBO Canada and 
The Movie Network Encore (TMN Encore) at subscribers' fingertips. Available at 
no additional cost with a subscription to The Movie Network and TMN Encore, 
TMN GO offers instant and unlimited access to more than 1,200 titles comprised 
of Hollywood hit movies, exclusive series from HBO, CINEMAX and Showtime, and 
classics from every era. With the launch of TMN GO, subscribers can now watch 
what they want, when they want, where they want from their iPhone, iPad, iPod 
touch, Mac or PC. TMN GO is currently available in Eastern Canada to customers 
of Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV and Cogeco Cable, with Rogers launching the 
service in the coming weeks and additional television providers expected to 
join shortly thereafter. 
"TMN GO with HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO are extensions of Astral's 
commitment to providing Canadians with unparalleled premium content across 
multiple platforms," said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Sales and 
Marketing, Astral Television Networks. "TMN was the first movie service in 
Canada to offer a dedicated HD channel with TMN HD, the first in Canada to 
launch an SVOD service with TMN OnDemand, and the first in North America to 
offer subscribers an authenticated broadband streaming service with TMN 
OnLine. TMN GO is the latest such innovation from Astral and TMN and we 
believe it will be a game changer for our business - providing subscribers 
with a value and entertainment proposition that represents the ultimate in 
choice, control and convenience." 
With a sleek cinematic design and interface that offers superior 
functionality, TMN GO, HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO are best-in-class 
services that allow subscribers to engage with over 1,200 titles and 1,500 
hours of premium content. TMN GO, HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO can all be 
accessed at or by downloading the TMN GO App from the App Store. 
Key features of the service include: 

    --  Pick-up-and-play technology which allows users to start
        watching on one device and continue on another;
    --  The Watchlist function which lets users keep up with their
        favourite series throughout the run. Once a series is added to
        the Watchlist, new episodes are automatically added and the
        user is notified when they are available. Upcoming movie titles
        can also be tracked and added to the Watchlist, with reminder
        notices when the title is available;
    --  Parental controls which allow users to manage the content that
        family members of every age have access to;
    --  Social networking functionality that enables users to share and
        like favourite titles instantly with friends over Facebook,
        Twitter and email;
    --  Multiple members of the household can enjoy the service with up
        to three simultaneous streams and five registered devices per
        subscriber household, each with their own Watchlist;
    --  The ability to stream over WiFi and 3G (or above) networks,
        allowing users to manage their data consumption;
    --  Adaptive streaming which automatically switches video quality
        to ensure the best viewing experience available based on the
        user's Internet connection.
    --  Video quality control which gives users control over video
        quality, allowing them to further control their bandwidth

TMN GO's selection mirrors the programming offering from The Movie Network 
OnDemand, HBO Canada OnDemand and TMN Encore OnDemand, with new content 
refreshed weekly. TMN GO will also be home to new, never-before-seen bonus 
material and content such as an exclusive collection of four short digital HBO 
comedies - The Boring Life of Jacqueline, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, Garfunkel 
and Oates, and Single Long - from the likes of Zach Galifianakis and Mike 

At the time of launch, programming available on TMN GO includes hit series, 
movies, sports programming and documentaries from HBO including full seasons 
and current episodes of Game of Thrones, Girls, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, 
Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, The Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher, Treme 
and VEEP; all seasons and episodes of HBO's genre-defining Band of Brothers, 
The Sopranos and The Wire; HBO films and documentaries such as Beyoncé: Life 
is But A Dream, In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, Game Change and The Girl; CINEMAX 
series such as Banshee and Hunted; acclaimed Showtime series such as 
Californication, Dexter, House of Lies, Oliver Stone's Untold History of the 
United States, Nurse Jackie and Shameless; hit Starz series Spartacus: 
Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned; Hollywood hit movies and family 
favourites such as The Artist, Battleship, Conan The Barbarian, Dolphin Tale, 
Drive, Fast Five, The Five Year Engagement, Goon, Happy Feet Two, Harry Potter 
and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Ides of March, The Lucky One, Moneyball, 
Mirror, Mirror, The Muppets, Snow White and The Huntsman, That's My Boy, The 
Vow, Wanderlust and War Horse; acclaimed, award-winning Canadian series and 
movies like Barney's Version, Call Me Fitz, The Captains, The Crimson Petal & 
The White, Funny As Hell, Good God, Goon, Less Than Kind, Monsieur Lazhar, 
Starbuck, Transporter: The Series, The Whistleblower, and many more; and 
hundreds of classic movies from every era and genre offered by The Movie 
Network Encore such as Bad Boys, The English Patient, Jaws, Life Is Beautiful, 
Out of Sight, The Sting, To Kill a Mockingbird, True Romance and many more.

TMN GO is supported by the iPhone 3GS and subsequent models, iPod touch (3(rd) 
and 4(th) generation) and the iPad and iPad Mini (running iOS 5.0 or higher).

The TMN GO App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and 
iPod touch or at

The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada. 
With premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, 
critically acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming, this 
pay-television service presents Canadians with some of the best television 
entertainment available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour 
multiplex channels - The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - 
which deliver diverse and entertaining programs in an uncut and 
commercial-free television environment. All five multiplex channels are also 
simulcast in High Definition and are joined by The Movie Network OnDemand, a 
Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in select areas across 
eastern Canada; TMN OnLine an Internet-based content streaming service 
available to BellTV, Rogers and Videotron subscribers; and TMN GO, a video 
streaming service currently available to Bell TV and Cogeco Cable subscribers. 
For more information, please visit

TMN GO and The Movie Network are members of the Astral family. Astral Media 
Inc. (TSX:ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates 
several of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, 
out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a 
central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich 
and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and 
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit

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For additional information please contact:

Deborah Wilson O: 416-956-8558 M: 416-272-9237

Scott Campbell O: 416-956-8648 M: 647-402-4957


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