TORONTO (December 11, 2014) – With Canada’s premium TV streaming service CraveTVTMnow live, Bell Media announced today it has entered into a licensing agreement with The Disney/ABC Television Group that will make CraveTV the exclusive SVOD home in Canada for the hit TV series MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. The #1 new television series of 2013/14, Season 1 of the blockbuster hit drama will immediately be available today in the Superhero, Action & Adventure collection on CraveTV. New episodes of the series will also become available following the completion of each subsequent season. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is the latest premium TV series confirmed for CraveTV, which is now available on set-top box, apps, and CraveTV.ca for just $4/month.
Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is an action-adventure Marvel franchise with massive cross-over appeal, making it accessible to all viewers as a compelling serialized series. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. “is now not only a very good show in its own right, it’s part of Marvel’s multiplatform city-state,” said The Los Angeles Times. “It faces a future of perpetual re-invention, and that puts it in the exhilarating first car of television’s roller-coaster ride toward possible world domination.”
“As one of the most sought-after titles out there, we are proud to join forces with Marvel and Disney/ABC to make CraveTV the exclusive Canadian SVOD home for MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, Bell Media. “As evidenced by its record-breaking run on CTV, this is a series with premium pedigree and huge audience appeal.”
One of the hottest TV properties available, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. wrapped up its record-breaking inaugural season on CTV as the #1 new series of the 2013/2014 broadcast year in Canada with total viewers and in all key demos, with an average audience of 2 million viewers. An instant hit, it was the first new fall series in a decade to rank in the Top 4 among all key demos (#2 A18-34, #3 A18-49, and #4 A25-54), and was the only new series of 2013/14 to rank in the Top 10 with total viewers. In its second season, the series remains a Top 5 program among A25-54, with an average audience of 2.3 million viewers.
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