11 Facts About HBO Canada


For TMN subscribers, HBO Canada replaced MMore and MMore HD, while for Movie Central subscribers, HBO Canada replaced Movie Central 4 and Movie Central 1 HD.

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However, in practice, the channel was jointly managed by both companies and the HBO Canada schedule was common to both services, except that TMN's feed of the channel operated on an Eastern Time Zone schedule while Movie Central fed the same programming two hours later on Mountain Time.

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Some HBO series already carried by TMN or Movie Central were initially simulcast on their respective main channels, but shortly thereafter HBO programming became exclusive to HBO Canada, as opposed to any of the other multiplex channels of TMN or Movie Central.

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Until 2014, HBO Canada was in many cases only permitted to offer current seasons of HBO programming on its linear channels or on-demand, as second window rights to older seasons continued to be sold to basic-cable specialty channels such as Showcase.

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Bell announced a further expansion to its agreement with HBO Canada, giving it exclusive rights to distribute all current and library HBO Canada programming on any of its linear, VOD, and digital platforms.

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In early June 2019, the HBO Canada brand was quietly dropped, with the channel now branded as "HBO".

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In late 2021, the previous basic Crave tier was dropped for new customers, with all HBO Canada content moved into the main Crave programming library.

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TMN Go and HBO Go Canada was discontinued in November 2018, with TV Everywhere access to HBO content moved into a branded hub on the Crave website and app.

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Canadian version of HBO Canada carries the vast majority of original programming produced or distributed by HBO Canada, and certain original programs produced for Warner Bros.

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From time to time, programs aired on HBO Canada have included older HBO movies and series not available at the same time through the American service, including Mr Show with Bob and David.

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HBO Canada has not aired Sesame Street throughout the periods where HBO or HBO Max have held US first-run rights, though Crave picked up second-run streaming rights to the series in 2022; new episodes of the show continue to air in Canada on Corus' Treehouse TV with repeats airing on American PBS stations.

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