Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook
Register
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    4,119

    TMN Inks Multi-Year Deal for Showtime Programming

    The Movie Network Inks Multi-Year Deal for Showtime Programming



    Astral's The Movie Network and CBS Studios International, which distributes Showtime programming globally, today announced that they have renewed and expanded upon their long-standing relationship with a new multi-year deal that will have Showtime's acclaimed lineup of original dramas, comedies and documentaries - including upcoming seasons of Californication, DexterTM and United States of TaraTM and new series such as Episodes - available to subscribers of The Movie Network on-air, on-demand and online.

    "Showtime's original programming is among the most cutting-edge and acclaimed content out there and is exactly the sort of premium experience that makes The Movie Network such a unique entertainment and value proposition," said Kevin Wright, Senior Vice President, Programming, Astral Television Networks. "This multi-year deal expands upon our ability to provide this award-winning programming across multiple platforms, including The Movie Network OnDemand service and TMN OnLine which is offered through distributors such as BellTV, Rogers and Videotron."

    "Showtime has established itself as a leader in premium programming with such must-have, critically acclaimed shows as Dexter and United States of Tara," said Bruce Swanson, Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager, CBS Studios International. "This new agreement will enable The Movie Network to build on their current stable of Showtime shows while also delivering on its multiplatform strategy to offer programming to their subscribers across multiple screens."

    The Movie Network currently carries the majority of Showtime's premium original programming, including Emmy® winners Californication, Dexter and United States of Tara and such acclaimed cutting-edge series as The Green Room; La La Land; Lock 'N Load; Look; Penn & Teller: Bullshit!; The Real L WordTM; Secret Diary of a Call Girl; and, Tracy Ullman: State of the Union. New series launching in January 2011 include Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc.

  2. #2
    I hope that movie central signs a similar deal

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    1,044
    Quote Originally Posted by mike10 View Post
    I hope that movie central signs a similar deal
    Unfortunately MC doesn't always have the same deals as TMN. I know there have been SHO series that TMN has carried which MC didn't.

    Also TMN has a deal with Disney Studios, MC does not. So don't expect Toy Story 3 to air on MC but it will likely air on TMN.
    Last edited by Tripster; 12-16-2010 at 02:11 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    4,119
    I don't understand why Corus and Astral can't form one premium national service with 50/50 ownership???

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    1,044
    Quote Originally Posted by Everfresh View Post
    I don't understand why Corus and Astral can't form one premium national service with 50/50 ownership???
    Profits, the eastern service has more subscribers due to a larger population base. Both services are profitable though. At least they've managed to work out something with HBO Canada since they share that service, Astral does the actual running of the channel.

    I sent a tweet to MC and asked about the Disney Studio deal, they replied fairly quickly and said they are premiering Alice in Wonderland on Boxing Day with more to come in the future, so it looks like they are starting to buy from Disney now, or sub-licensing from TMN since they may have exclusives on Disney stuff thanks to their setup with Family Channel and Playhouse Disney.
    Last edited by Tripster; 12-16-2010 at 02:57 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Greater Toronto Area
    Posts
    2,403
    Of course this just adds another nail in the coffin for SuperChannel.
    "And Now for Something Completely Different..." - John Cleese (Monty Python).

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    1,044
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    Of course this just adds another nail in the coffin for SuperChannel.
    Yup, honestly their biggest mistake was not tying themselves to a deal with one of the US pay-tv outlets. Of course there is also a chance the US premiums didn't want to deal with them seeing as they are the same folks who sued HBO because of Canadian c-band subscribers, resulting in HBO unwilling to sell them any programming. Brilliant move there, "let's not license any HBO content but instead lets sue them because some Canadians have chosen to subscribe via c-band rather than subscribe to our lesser service, how rude!" :)

    What they've got now is a splattering of movies and a bunch of basic cable series from around the globe. Yes some see value in that but obviously not enough to entice a mass audience. I'm not going to pay a premium price for what they offer, maybe $10/month but not more than that.

    I knew as soon as the CRTC licensed the new premium service to Allarcom that it was going to be an abysmal failure.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    871
    Dropping the price could work but, by the same token, if they offered original programming that couldn't be found elsewhere I'd be more keen on paying $20/month than $10/month for basic US series (tho that'd still be preferred to what's going on now).

    When John Waters was on Colbert he implied he's having trouble findinf funding for a new film and stated that outright in the special features section of his last disc "A Dirty Shame".

    If they mounted a new Waters or Woody Allen film etcc SC certainly would be at the top of the channels I'd want to buy.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    116
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    Of course this just adds another nail in the coffin for SuperChannel.
    Really superchannel is on the way out are they? Well they are still here and are attracting even more viewers and have an improved service . Tmn will be losing more subscribers with there degrading service.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    116
    Quote Originally Posted by Everfresh View Post
    The Movie Network Inks Multi-Year Deal for Showtime Programming



    Astral's The Movie Network and CBS Studios International, which distributes Showtime programming globally, today announced that they have renewed and expanded upon their long-standing relationship with a new multi-year deal that will have Showtime's acclaimed lineup of original dramas, comedies and documentaries - including upcoming seasons of Californication, DexterTM and United States of TaraTM and new series such as Episodes - available to subscribers of The Movie Network on-air, on-demand and online.

    "Showtime's original programming is among the most cutting-edge and acclaimed content out there and is exactly the sort of premium experience that makes The Movie Network such a unique entertainment and value proposition," said Kevin Wright, Senior Vice President, Programming, Astral Television Networks. "This multi-year deal expands upon our ability to provide this award-winning programming across multiple platforms, including The Movie Network OnDemand service and TMN OnLine which is offered through distributors such as BellTV, Rogers and Videotron."

    "Showtime has established itself as a leader in premium programming with such must-have, critically acclaimed shows as Dexter and United States of Tara," said Bruce Swanson, Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager, CBS Studios International. "This new agreement will enable The Movie Network to build on their current stable of Showtime shows while also delivering on its multiplatform strategy to offer programming to their subscribers across multiple screens."

    The Movie Network currently carries the majority of Showtime's premium original programming, including Emmy® winners Californication, Dexter and United States of Tara and such acclaimed cutting-edge series as The Green Room; La La Land; Lock 'N Load; Look; Penn & Teller: Bullshit!; The Real L WordTM; Secret Diary of a Call Girl; and, Tracy Ullman: State of the Union. New series launching in January 2011 include Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc.
    And you call there good series?

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •