Turner Classic Movies travels to Canada

MUMBAI: Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) and Shaw Communications are partnering to make Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the channel that celebrates the golden age of the movies, available to a combined 1.7 million Shaw Cable and Star Choice subscribers in Canada.

TCM offers 24 hours of uncut and commercial-free movies every day. From murder mysteries to musicals to vintage children's favourites, foreign and cult classics to comedies and westerns, TCM positions itself as the definitive classic movie channel.

Each month, the channel also features profiles of great filmmakers and cinema stars, special thematic marathons, original programming related to classic movies, and on-air tributes.

Turner Network Sales executive VP sales and marketing Coleman Breland says, "We are thrilled to provide Shaw Communications customers with the popular, classic programming that has made TCM a favourite among viewers. Shaw Communications is a valued affiliate partner, and we will continue to support their business needs with the delivery of the strongest affiliate marketing and promotional support in the industry."

TCM executive VP Tom Karsch says, "We are pleased to be able to partner with Shaw Communications in bringing Canadian viewers the best in commercial-free classic movie offerings. The combination of our film delivery along with established and popular franchises such as The Essentials

and our Guest Programmer series provide a compelling and entertaining platform for enjoying the classic movie experience."


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