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Bell Media apes Amazon, buys up HBO’s programming library


TORONTO - Bell Media continued its programming spending spree, announcing an agreement with HBO for all Canadian multi-platform rights to HBO's complete off-air catalogue of television programming.The agreement is separate and distinct from its earlier announcement that HBO Canada has secured the entire past-season library of every HBO series currently on air.In this agreement, Bell Media has exclusively acquired all national multi-platform rights, including SVOD, for the entire off-air library of HBO's programming catalogue. The deal encompasses more than 850 hours of past scripted programming, as well as hundreds of hours of HBO movies, documentaries, and stand-up and music specials.According to...