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Press release from CNW Group

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

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Movie Network GO, HBO GO Canada and TMN Encore GO Now Available to Rogers Cable Customers10:00 EDT Monday, March 25, 2013TORONTO, 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 (3rd and 4th 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 threesimultaneous streams and five registered devices per subscriber household;The service streamover 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.SOURCE: Astral Media Inc.For further information: For images and new logos, visit http://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