Hollywood Suite adds Sony, AXN movie channels to Canadian premium cable offer
Michelle Clancy | 05-09-2012
The Sony Movie Channel and AXN Movies have launch exclusively in Canada as part of premium cable entry Hollywood Suite's four HD movie channels. The two new arrivals replace the Hollywood Festival and Hollywood Storm channels, respectively.
Sony Movie Channel is a movie network created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan, featuring award-winning films, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas, while AXN Movies delivers what the company calls "high octane, edge-of-your-seat" movies.
Sony Movie Channel, which is also available in the US and UK, will feature films selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures movies, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Selections include a Few Good Men, Stand By Me, From Here to Etermity, Gandhi, Five Easy Pieces, the Big Chill and This is Spinal Tap.
Meanwhile, AXN Movies is the first all-movie network from AXN, and has a focus on epic adventure, "uncut, uncensored and unstoppable," the company said. Taxi Driver, Predator, Blade, From Dusk til Dawn, Aliens, the Punisher, Shaun of the Dead and Silence of the Lambs.
Hollywood Suite offers more than 450 commercial-free HD movies per month in linear broadcast, and more than 250 movies per month on demand, online and via mobile. Its lineup also includes WarnerFilms and the MGM Channel in Canada.
Hollywood Suite is available across Canada exclusively through Canadian television service providers Bell SatelliteTV, Bell Fibe TV, EastLink, TELUS Optik TV, SaskTel, MTS, Westman Communications and Access Communications and NorthwesTel.