The Movie Network GO, HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO Now Available on Source Cable

The Movie Network GO, HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO Now Available on Source 
Hamilton-based cable company launches TMN GO via integration provider Great 
Lakes Data Systems (GLDS) 
TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network and Source 
Cable today announced that The Movie Network GO (TMN GO), HBO GO Canada and 
TMN Encore GO will be available to Source Cable subscribers, effective 
immediately. Available at no additional cost to Source 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 
"We are pleased to further extend the reach of TMN GO by making the service 
available to Source Cable subscribers," said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice 
President, Sales & Marketing, Astral Television Networks. "Adding a new point 
of access for our premium programming increases the value proposition of a TMN 
subscription and reflects the way in which Canadians are viewing content - 
anytime, anyplace. Currently the service is available to three-quarters of our 
base and we are committed to bringing TMN GO to all of our subscribers." 
"Source Cable is committed to combining leading-edge entertainment services 
with state-of-the-art technology in order to enhance our overall customer 
experience," said Darryl Chandler, VP Operations and General Manager of Source 
Cable Limited. "TMN GO easily fits this objective and we're pleased to offer 
this innovative and added-value premium option to our TMN customers." 
Source Cable is offering TMN GO to subscribers using the innovative 
integration services provided by GLDS. As was announced last week, TMN GO is 
available to television distributors via integration providers, like GLDS, who 
handle the back-office integration, including billing systems assimilation, 
authentication and entitlement services. Additional integration providers 
include watchTVeverywhere and Synacor. 
Source Cable subscribers can download the free TMN GO app from the App Store 
( on their iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod touch or 
simply visit through their chosen web-browser (Chrome, Internet 
Explorer, Safari or Firefox). 
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 

    --  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, programming available on TMN GO includes: hit series, 
movies, sports programming and documentaries from HBO including full seasons 
and current episodes of Family Tree, Game of Thrones, True Blood, The 
Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher, Vice and VEEP; full seasons of HBO's 
genre-defining Band of Brothers, Mister Show and The Sopranos; CINEMAX series 
Banshee and Strike Back; acclaimed Showtime series such as Californication, 
Dexter, House of Lies, The Jim Rome Show, Nurse Jackie and Shameless; hit 
Starz series Spartacus: War of the Damned; Hollywood hit movies and family 
favourites such as The Amazing Spider Man, The Avengers, Battleship, The Dark 
Knight Rises, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, The Five-Year Engagement, Hotel 
Transylvania, Looper, Magic Mike, Savages, and many more; acclaimed, 
award-winning Canadian series and movies like Call Me Fitz, Funny As Hell, 
Less Than Kind, Transporter: The Series; Rogue and many more; and hundreds of 
classic movies from every era and genre offered by The Movie Network Encore 
such as American Beauty, Into the Wild, There will Be Blood, The Untouchables 
and many more.

About The Movie Network 
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

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

About Source Cable
Source Cable Limited is a privately owned, single source service provider that 
has been serving the residents of Hamilton for close to 40 years. Source Cable 
offers over 420 television and audio channels, including 108 High Definition 
networks and 25 On Demand networks. In addition, Source Cable provides ultra 
fast High Speed Internet, Home Phone services, Fiber-to-the-Home, Home & 
Business Security, Wireless Internet and Commercial business services. For 
more information about Source Cable Limited, please visit our website at
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Scott Campbell 416-956-8648


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