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Bell, CBS strike deal for Showtime shows on The Movie Network, CraveTV

01/29/2015 03:33 EST | Updated 03/31/2015 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - The Showtime TV brand is expanding in Canada.

A new long-term content licensing and trademark agreement was announced on Thursday by Bell Media and CBS Corporation.

The deal allows Bell Media to offer past, present and future Showtime programming across its English and French properties.

Bell Media says its streaming service CraveTV will soon offer a Showtime collection of specials, documentaries and series, including "The Affair," "Ray Donovan" and "Nurse Jackie."

Meanwhile, a new Showtime-branded programming block will air on The Movie Network.

Previously, CBS and Bell Media had an agreement that licensed current Showtime series on pay TV in Canada.