HBO Canada coming, but it won’t be any cheaper

Corus and Astral have put the word out that they’re creating HBO Canada, a channel that will be part of the Movie Network/Movie Central premium packages that will offer all-HBO programming (when it’s not fulfilling its CanCon requirements). This will mean simulcasting of HBO shows and, for the first time, the legal airing of Real Time with Bill Maher in Canada.

Reports from the Globe and Sun Media.

UPDATE: Digital Home has a good history of satellite TV in Canada and why HBO is illegal.

One thought on “HBO Canada coming, but it won’t be any cheaper

  1. DAVE ID

    I was gonna say, but most of HBO product is already on TMN, then you said REAL TIME and then I said WOO HOO. I don’t care for the price, it’ll be worth it for Maher alone.

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