August 23, 2011
Hollywood Suite – Canada’s new 24/7 multi-platform HD movie service launches with branded HD movie services from both Warner Bros. and MGM
Toronto, Canada, August 23, 2011 – Hollywood Suite, four new high-definition channels for the True Movie Lover, announces its launch across Canada this November. Featuring commercial-free HD movies 24/7, uncut and unedited, Hollywood Suite is the exclusive home of movie channels from both Warner Bros. and MGM.
The announcement to bring these major motion picture studio brands to Canadian television was made by Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television, Bruce Tuchman, President, MGM Worldwide Networks and Jay Switzer, Chairman and Co-founder of Hollywood Suite.
Hollywood Suite is a single, connected movie destination providing a pure, high quality, affordable movie experience, accessible anywhere at any time. Available across Canada, subscribers can choose from over 450 different movie titles every month on television -with a selection available on demand, on-line and on mobile -all for one low monthly fee from their television service provider. The Hollywood Suite is:
Warner Films -one of the most successful and recognized entertainment brands in the world, with an extensive world class library of film titles
The MGM Channel -showcasing movies from the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library including modern masterpieces and gems from Hollywood’s golden age
Hollywood Storm –ultimate action films involving the best in epic adventure
Hollywood Festival –critically acclaimed independent and major studio romance and relationship films
The Hollywood Suite channels will be available across Canada on cable, satellite and IPTV. Pricing and packaging will be announced closer to launch.
"These channels are designed to meet the strong audience demand for movies across all platforms and support Canada’s television service providers," says Hollywood Suite Chairman and Co-founder Jay Switzer. "With a number of leading financial backers including Alliance Films, and with studio support from Warner Bros., MGM, and Alliance, as well as many Canadian producers, we know these channels will be exceptionally well received in Canada."
"We love movies – and we are bringing to Canada what movie fans want and demand, at one low monthly price," says President and Co-founder David Kines. "When you add up all the movies we offer and all the ways a subscriber can watch them, Hollywood Suite offers any movie fan a fantastic HD movie experience."
Hollywood Suite Inc. is a newly formed, privately owned Toronto-based company founded by industry veterans Jay Switzer, Jeff Sackman, Michael McLaughlin, Catherine Tait and David Kines.
Movie lovers can visit http://hollywoodsuite.ca/ to sign up for updates.
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About WBITV/Warner Films
Warner Bros. International Branded Services launches both linear and video-on-demand branded programming services –including subscription-based (SVOD) and advertiser-supported (AVOD) offerings –around the world. The WarnerTV on-demand services offer around-the-clock access to Warner Bros. Entertainment programming and have previously launched on Top Up TV, Talk Talk TV, Virgin Media and BT Vision in the U.K.; FASTWEB in Italy; Videoload and Maxdome in Germany; Imagenio in Spain; Telekom Austria in Austria; Elisa in Finland; Ziggo in the Netherlands; vod.onet.pl in Poland; Free in France; USEN Corporation’s GyaO in Japan; and QOOK TV in Korea. The WarnerFilms SVOD service, exclusively featuring theatrical motion pictures from the Studio, has launched in the UK on both BT Vision and LOVEFiLM, and in Finland on the Elisa platform. Additionally, Warner Bros. International Branded Services operates the highly successful linear Warner Channel throughout Latin America, debuted WB India in 2009, and has launched a WarnerTV-branded 24-hour, linear general entertainment channel throughout Asia.
About MGM Networks
MGM Networks manages Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.’s interests in MGM-branded networks, Hollywood film studio joint venture channels and other programming services spanning scores of markets across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. There are over two dozen MGM Networks, including six in HD, reaching tens of millions of subscribers across more than 130 countries, and broadcast in two dozen languages. For more information visit www.mgmchannel.com.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information visit www.mgm.com.
About Hollywood Suite
Hollywood Suite Inc. is a privately owned Toronto-based company that owns and operates four HD movie channels playing movies 24/7, commercial-free, uncut and unedited, with a selection of content also available on demand on TV, on-line and on mobile -all for one low monthly price. Hollywood Suite is the home of exclusive channels from major motion picture studios Warner Films and MGM, Hollywood Storm -the ultimate action films involving the best in epic adventure, Hollywood Festival –critically acclaimed independent and major studio romance and relationship films. Hollywood Suite is available exclusively through Canadian television service providers (cable, satellite and IPTV). For more information visit www.hollywoodsuite.ca.