The Movie Network GO, HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO Now Available to Rogers Cable Customers

The Movie Network GO, HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO Now Available to Rogers 
Cable Customers 
TORONTO, March 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral, Canada's leading broadcaster of 
premium and pay-specialty television services, today announced that The Movie 
Network GO (TMN GO), HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO will be available to 
Rogers cable subscribers effective immediately. Available at no additional 
cost to Rogers cable customers who have a subscription to The Movie Network 
and TMN Encore, TMN GO puts more than 1,000 hours of high-definition quality 
programming - including Hollywood hit movies, exclusive series from HBO, 
CINEMAX and Showtime, Canadian original films and series, and movie classics 
from every era - at subscribers' finger tips. With this announcement, TMN GO 
is now available to approximately 75% of all subscribers of The Movie Network, 
with additional television providers expected to launch the service in the 
coming months. 
"Launching TMN GO with Rogers is a significant milestone for our business as 
it will enable us to bring our innovative streaming service to a greater 
number of TMN subscribers. In fact, with the addition of Rogers, TMN GO is now 
available to three quarters of all TMN subscribers," said Domenic Vivolo, 
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Astral Television Networks. "We are 
excited to further demonstrate the value and entertainment proposition offered 
by TMN with the launch of this new, premium platform." 
Rogers cable subscribers with a Rogers Anyplace TV™ account can download the 
free TMN GO app from the App Store (www.AppStore.com/TMNGO) on their iPhone, 
iPad, iPad Mini and iPod touch or simply visit tmngo.ca through their chosen 
web-browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox). Eligible 
subscribers can obtain a Rogers Anyplace TV username and password at 
RogersAnyplaceTV.com and will be able to log into TMN GO with those 
credentials. 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). 
With a sleek cinematic design and interface that offers superior 
functionality, TMN GO is a best-in-class service that offers customers access 
to more than 1,000 hours of premium content. Key features of the service 
include: 


    --  Pick-up-and-play technology which allows users to start
        watching on one device and continue on another;
    --  A Watchlist function which lets users keep up with their
        favourite series throughout the run;
    --  Parental controls to allow users to manage the content that
        family members of every age have access to;
    --  Social networking features which allow 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;
    --  The service stream over Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE  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 gives users control over video quality,
        allowing them to further control their bandwidth consumption.

TMN GO's selection mirrors the programming offering from The Movie Network 
OnDemand, HBO Canada OnDemand and TMN Encore OnDemand, with new content being 
refreshed weekly.

At the time of launch on Rogers, 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, The Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher, and VEEP; all seasons and 
episodes of HBO's genre-defining Band of Brothers, The Sopranos and The Wire; 
CINEMAX series Banshee and Hunted; acclaimed Showtime series such as 
Californication, Dexter, House of Lies, Jim Rome on Showtime, Nurse Jackie and 
Shameless; hit Starz series Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the 
Damned; Hollywood hit movies and family favourites such as The Amazing 
Spider-Man, Battleship, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, The Five Year Engagement, Men in 
Black 3, The Muppets, Rock of Ages, Snow White and The Huntsman and Sparkle; 
acclaimed, award-winning Canadian series and movies like Call Me Fitz, Funny 
As Hell, Less Than Kind, Transporter: The Series and many more; and hundreds 
of classic movies from every era and genre offered by The Movie Network Encore 
such as Ghostbusters I and II, Men in Black I and II, Weird Science and many 
more.

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 Bell TV, Rogers and Videotron subscribers; and TMN GO, a video 
streaming service currently available to Bell TV, Rogers and Cogeco Cable 
subscribers. For more information, please visit www.themovienetwork.ca.

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 astral.com.

For images and new logos, visithttp://www.tmngo.ca/press For additional 
information please contact:

Deborah Wilson Vice President, Communications Astral Television Networks 
416-956-8558 dwilson@astral.com

Scott Campbell Manager, Communications Astral Television Networks, Movie 
Services 416-956-8648 scampbell@astral.com

SOURCE: Astral Media Inc.

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