Bell TV subscribers can access TMN Online anywhere in Canada - TMN Online now available at no extra cost through Bell TV Online portal

Oct 13, 2009

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell TV today announced the launch of TMN Online, a new broadband entertainment service that enables Bell TV subscribers with The Movie Network to watch movies and series from any computer with access to high-speed Internet service anywhere in Canada.

Available through the Bell TV Online portal at, TMN Online provides subscribers with Astral's TMN programming for premier access to Hollywood and independent hit films, TV series and original Canadian programming for free as part of their existing TMN subscription. Viewers will be able to access approximately 130 hours of content weekly with new content made available each week. For added convenience, subscribers can fast-forward, rewind, play and pause movies and series and review title descriptions.

"The Bell TV Online portal is a rich value-added service for Bell TV subscribers. By working with Astral Media to deliver TMN Online, customers can get movies and shows on demand with the convenience of watching on their computer or laptop wherever they can access the Internet," said Kevin Crull, President of Bell Residential Services. "As the first TV provider to offer this service in Canada, we are once again proving Bell TV is the most advanced TV service available with unbeatable value and entertainment choice for subscribers."

This service is the first in North America where authentication and access are linked to the subscriber, rather than to the home Internet connection. This enables customers to stream TMN Online content to their desktop or laptop computer anywhere in Canada, wherever a high-speed connection is available.

TMN Online is part of Bell TV Online, an online portal delivering a compelling cross-platform entertainment experience. Bell TV customers can enjoy the added value of ordering Pay Per View content, access to NHL Game Centre Live or viewing movies and TV series online. This unique portal delivers an unparalleled subscriber experience by extending the entertainment experience from the traditional TV screen to the Internet, a key component of Bell's TV Anywhere three-screen strategy that works to deliver entertainment content on TV, computer and mobile-phone screens.

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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For further information: Julie Smithers, Bell Media Relations, (416) 528-9409,