Shaw Cable & Shaw Direct Adds The Movie Network OnDemand

Programming from The Movie Network, HBO Canada and The Movie Network Encore is now available as part of the Shaw Exo On Demand and Shaw Direct On Demand services. Subscribers of Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct in eastern Canada are enjoying access to full seasons of HBO titles such as Boardwalk Empire, True Blood and […]

BCE Buys Astral Media for $3.4B

BCE Inc plans to acquire Astral Media in a $50-a-share cash-and-stock deal putting the price tag at $3.38 billion. The acquisition, announced on March 16th, will strengthen BCE’s telecommunications assets in Quebec and drastically improve its competitive position against other rivals, notably Quebecor. BCE CEO George Cope said in a statement: “Bell’s acquisition of Astral […]

Angry Boys mockumentary among HBO premieres this month

Angry Boys, a twelve part Australian television mockumentary series and the third season of Less Than Kind are two of the new shows which debut this month on HBO and HBO Canada.

Written by and starring Chris Lilley, Angry Boys explores the issues faced by young males in the 21st century – their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions. Lilley plays multiple characters: S.mouse, an American rapper; Jen, a manipulative Japanese mother; Blake Oakfield, a champion surfer; Ruth “Gran” Sims, a guard at a juvenile detention facility; and her grandchildren, South Australian twins Daniel and Nathan Sims.

HBO Canada highlights for January

HBO Canada subscribers can look forward to a number of programming premieres on the pay television channel in January including Angry Boys, Luck, the season three premiere of Less than Kind, the tenth season of Bill Maher and a new sports documentary series which focuses on the life of Freddie Roach, the world-famous boxing trainer who owns and operates the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.

24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road To The NHL Winter Classic premieres Dec 14th

The premiere of the four part reality series “24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” starts tonight on HBO Canada.

The show takes viewers rink-side building up to the two teams matchup at the fifth edition of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

HBO Canada to replay “The Wire” Season One

If you never watched HBO’s critically acclaimed television show “The Wire” when it first aired, then be sure to mark December 15th at 8pm on your calendar.

The Wire is an American television crime drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland which aired on HBO for five seasons ending in March of 2008.

Boardwalk Empire returns this Sunday for second season

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire returns this Sunday September 25th for its second season.

From Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire returns to chronicle the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson. Set in 1921, a few months after the end of Season 1, the series picks up after Nucky and his lieutenants appear to have solidified their power by successfully rigging an election and getting a Nucky crony elected as Mayor.

HBO Canada’s fall season begins tonight with Beauty Day

Beauty Day, a documentary portrait of St. Catharines, Ont., native Ralph Zavadil, a pre-Jackass amateur stuntman and comedian, marks the start of HBO Canada’s fall season which includes the return of popular HBO programming such as Call Me Fitz, Boardwalk Empire, Bored to Death and Hung.

The Astral owned station, which fills out its schedules with movies and Canadian produced specials, says that all of its HBO programming will premiere on the same day-and-date as south of the border.

Next Page »