Halifax, Nova Scotia - The weather may be getting colder, but great television is just heating up this October as Eastlink and Astral Media present The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend. This special weekend-long sampling of The Movie Network's exclusive programming and service offerings will be available to Digital Cable customers beginning Friday, October 20 2006 at 7 p.m. and continue until Sunday, October 22 2006 at 12 a.m.
Ian Lezama, Eastlink's Director of Marketing said, "A free preview weekend provides an excellent opportunity for customers to experience a wide range of programming available on The Movie Network." He added, "Included within the weekend's line-up are action, adventure blockbusters and family classics. It is another reason why customers continue to choose Eastlink for their television viewing."
From Hollywood-hit movies to critically-acclaimed HBO and Showtime series and specials, The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend's programming line-up will include In Her Shoes, Domino, Hustle & Flow, Into the Blue, Lord of War, Rent, HBO's The Wire and Showtime's Brotherhood, Sleeper Cell, The Underground and the highly-anticipated premiere episode of Dexter.
Viewers will also have an opportunity to learn more about the network's special features including its uncut and commercial-free environment, widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 offering and The Movie Network HD. As an added bonus, viewers tuning in to The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend will be able to take advantage of The Movie Network and Mpix special subscription offer and receive one month free, if they subscribe before October 31, 2006.
The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend will be available on the following dedicated channel:
For more information on The Movie Network Free Preview Weekend, or details about ordering any of Eastlink's residential or business telecommunications and entertainment services visit www.Eastlink.ca.
Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eastlink is the fifth largest cable company in Canada and was the first to offer customers local telephone service over a state-of-the-art digital network. Eastlink's employees provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to business and residential customers across the Maritimes. For more information on Eastlink and its products and services, visit www.eastlink.ca
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