TCM: Turner Canadian Movies

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Canadian MSO Shaw Communications Inc. added Turner Classic Movies to its 1.7 million Shaw Cable and Star Choice direct-broadcast satellite subscribers Tuesday following a deal with Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

The agreement marks TCM’s debut in Canada. The network is in more than 70 million U.S. homes.

“We know TCM will be an instant hit with our customers and enhance the value of their cable services,” Shaw president Peter Bissonnette said in a prepared statement. “We’re very pleased to be the first television provider to bring this network to our customers in Canada.”

Turner Network Sales executive vice president of sales and marketing Coleman Breland added, “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.”

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