The Movie Network offers premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, critically acclaimed HBO and Showtime titles day-and-date with the United States, independent films and first-rate Canadian original programming, presenting Canadians with the best television entertainment available.
Offering a premium television experience in an uncut and commercial-free environment, The Movie Network offers five 24-hour multiplex channels -- M, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest -- which deliver diverse and entertaining programs; The Movie Network HD and HBO Canada HD, two dedicated high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; and The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada.
The Movie Network is a major supporter of the Canadian independent production industry and is proud to bring viewers critically acclaimed and award-winning Canadian original series and feature films.
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada, owned and operated by Bell Media.
The Movie Network launched on February 1, 1983.
The first movie to air on The Movie Network was Star Wars.
The Movie Network was the first Canadian broadcaster to bring the hit television series The Sopranos to Canadian viewers. The Sopranos premiered on The Movie Network on January 10, 1999, day-and-date with HBO in the United States.
The Movie Network offers over 200 movies and exclusive original series every month on five multiplex channels, with over 25 new premieres airing monthly and three new premieres every weekend.
The Movie Network has deals with virtually every major U.S. studios for Hollywood-hit movies as well as Canadian distributors for high-profile independent and Canadian films.
The Movie Network has output deals with HBO and Showtime which enables the network to acquire series, original films, specials and documentaries and air these titles day-and-date with HBO and Showtime in the U.S.
The Movie Network works with Canadian independent producers to develop and commission exclusive Canadian original series.
The Movie Network is owned and operated by Bell Media Inc.
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewer’s Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed radio stations in 55 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites and apps, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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For more information on how to pitch an original series idea, or submit a feature film for pre-license consideration, please follow the link Bell Producers Guidelines web site.
If you have a recently completed (copyright year within three years of the current year) a feature length film that you would like to submit for acquisition consideration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.