Showtime Heads to Canada

CBS has signed a long-term contract with the Canadian multi-media company Bell Media to bring its Showtime network and content to Canada.

April 6, 2018

Showtime Heads to Canada

CBS has signed a long-term contract with the Canadian multi-media company Bell Media to bring its Showtime network and content to Canada.

The deal marks the first time that the Showtime brand will be available in Canada, although certain Showtime series were already available on pay-TV in the country through a previous partnership with Bell Media.

Hundreds of hours of past, present and future Showtime programming will be made available across Bell Media platforms, including its new streaming service, CraveTV, and the pay-TV channel The Movie Network, in both English and French.

CraveTV will launch a new Showtime-branded environment soon, featuring the Showtime Collection of scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and specials including "The Affair," "Ray Donovan," "Penny Dreadful," "Masters of Sex" and "Weeds."

Then, later in the year, a Showtime-branded programming block will debut on The Movie Network.

“This is a great moment in the history of Showtime, when for the first time our award-winning

programming will be distributed and aggressively marketed as one brand beyond the United States,” says David Nevins, president, Showtime Networks. “This ground-breaking new deal was driven by the depth and breadth of our critically acclaimed original series. Bell Media, with their incredible range of platforms, is uniquely positioned to present Showtime to Canadian audiences in whatever form they choose to watch us.”

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