TORONTO, CA (CelebrityAccess) — Canadian telecom Bell Media announced it has secured a long-term exclusive deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to bring original programming from WarnerMedia yet-to-launch streaming platform HBO Max to Canada.
The agreement extends Bell Media’s existing programming partnership with HBO expanding the company’s HBO content offering on its SVOD service, Crave, starting in 2020.
Included in the agreement are pay-TV rights for Warner Bros first-run feature films as well as new scripted series primarily produced by the divisions of the Warner Bros. Television Group for HBO Max.
“Bell Media has been an important partner with its channels and platforms bringing HBO originals to viewers in Canada for many years,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer. “It is only fitting we are not only extending this relationship but also deepening it to include great new series produced for HBO Max.”
Specific details on the rollout of HBO Max programming in Canada will be confirmed in the coming months.