− 120 hours of new HBO Films content features award-winning actors Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Paul Giamatti, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, and more -
− Films include AMERICAN SPLENDOR, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, CLEAR HISTORY, MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, GIA, RECOUNT, and more -
− Prestigious directors include Tom Hooper, Spike Lee, David Mamet, and Gus Van Sant among others −
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TORONTO, July 10, 2015 /CNW/ - CraveTVTM announced today it has added the prestigious HBO films catalogue to its exclusive HBO Collection. Beginning today, more than 70 star-studded titles are now streaming on CraveTV, featuring award-winning actors including: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie, Al Pacino, and more. The additional content, totalling 120 hours of premium HBO programming - with more to come - delivers a breadth of Emmy® Award- and Golden Globe® Award-winning properties to CraveTV's already extensive HBO Collection.
Today's announcement is the second in a series of expansions to CraveTV's HBO Collection following the addition of 146 stand-up comedy specials last month. HBO Films will be available in CraveTV's HBO Collection as well as other relevant collections including Dramas, Crime and Mystery, and Historic TV. CraveTV will continue to roll out additional content from HBO Films in the coming months.
"The addition of the HBO Films catalogue and its star power reinforces CraveTV's commitment to premium programming," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CraveTV. "We look forward to adding more titles to the collection on an ongoing basis, bringing a new dimension to the service we think subscribers will love."
Additional titles from the HBO Films catalogue coming soon only to CraveTV include the 1983 biopic THE TERRY FOX STORY (Robert Duvall); Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning THE NORMAL HEART (Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts), depicting the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City; the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning TEMPLE GRANDIN (Claire Danes); and more.
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The collection of HBO Films features compelling dramas, hilarious comedies, and eye-opening biographies including:
- AMERICAN SPLENDOR, the 2003 Oscar-nominated biopic about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic books. The film stars Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Barney's Version) as Pekar and Hope Davis (Proof, Arlington Road) as his wife, Joyce Brabner. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award® for Best Screenplay.
- BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, the 2013 film directed by Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Traffic) covering the last 10 years of Liberace's life. Starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover, Scott Thorson, the film won three Emmy® Awards and two Golden Globe® Awards.
Also included is CLEAR HISTORY, starring Larry David, Jon Hamm, and Danny McBride; GIA, starring Angelina Jolie in her breakout role; MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, starring Christopher Plummer (The Insider, Beginners); GREY GARDENS, starring Drew Barrymore and filmed in Toronto; PHIL SPECTOR, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren and written and directed by David Mamet (House of Games, Redbelt); and RECOUNT, the political drama about the 2000 U.S. Presidential election starring Kevin Spacey, Denis Leary, Laura Dern, and more.
Other stars include Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) in A DOG YEAR; Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS; Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) in PU-239, a thriller produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney; Julianne Moore in CAST A DEADLY SPELL, and Hilary Swank in MARY AND MARTHA.
Critically acclaimed directors include Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) who directed LONGFORD; Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) who wrote and directed PARANOID PARK; and Spike Lee (Malcolm X, Miracle at St. Anna) who directed and produced MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH.
The CraveTV catalogue features thousands of hours of premium TV programming, including HBO's entire off-air library (THE WIRE, THE SOPRANOS, SEX AND THE CITY, ENTOURAGE, and more), as well as the SHOWTIME collection (THE AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, and more), both exclusive to CraveTV. The premium TV streaming service also features exclusive programming from Amazon Studios, Lionsgate, and Twentieth Century Fox.
All you can watch, for $4/month. Created for TV lovers and devoted exclusively to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV's most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles. Designed to complement the traditional television ecosystem, and available to all TV providers, CraveTV is currently available to Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel and is coming soon to other television service providers. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, and the web, CraveTV also supports Apple TV and Chromecast and will soon be available via game consoles, and smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
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