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HBO hits from Entourage to The Sopranos available from Bell Mobility
Bell Mobility today announced an exclusive mobile partnership with Home Box Office (HBO), Inc. to deliver premium HBO programming to mobile phones. Launched today, the on-demand service will bring full episodes of HBO series to subscribing clients, as well as ringtones, wallpapers and, soon, mobile games.
"We are very excited to be teaming up with Bell Mobility to deliver a truly compelling package of on-demand programming to mobile audiences in Canada," said Stanley Fertig, Senior Vice President, HBO International. "This agreement exemplifies our goal to grow our profile in the international marketplace through digital platforms."
Bell Mobility's HBO service includes access to programming such as Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Tell Me You Love Me, Sex and the City and The Sopranos, as well as promotional previews, trailers, bonus footage and stand-up comedy.
Program episodes will be made available in tandem with home video release. Launching in English, Bell Mobility's HBO service will also be available in dubbed French beginning in May. It will be available on a wide range of phones, including the LG 385, Samsung Carbon and LG Muziq. For more information, please visit www.bell.ca/hbo
"HBO has built its international brand by producing provocative, compelling and critically acclaimed programming, which fits precisely with Bell's commitment to bring its clients the best mobile content available," said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President, Products for Bell Mobility.
Bell's current video offering on mobile phones includes access to live programming such as news, weather, sports, entertainment and children's content, as well as full-length feature films on your mobile phone.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services - HBO and Cinemax - to over 40 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand, as well as HBO on Broadband, HD feeds, and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO's branded television networks, along with the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile, bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca . For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca .