Mpix Mpix logo Launched October 1, 1994 Owned by Astral Media Picture format 480i SDTV 1080i HDTV Country Canada Broadcast area Eastern Canada Headquarters Toronto, Ontario Formerly called TMN Moviepix (1994-1996)
Website Mpix Availability Satellite Bell TV 305, 306 (SD)
Shaw Direct 612, 613 (SD) Cable Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary IPTV Bell Aliant TV 570, 571 (SD)
Bell Fibe TV 304, 305 (SD)
Mpix is a Canadian English language Category A premium television service. Mpix is designated to operate east of the Ontario-Manitoba border, excluding the territories. Mpix is owned by Astral Media. Mpix offers a variety of classic films from the 1970s to the 2000s on two 24-hour pay-television channels, Mpix and MorePix.
Mpix is carried by various Canadian cable and satellite television in providers Eastern Canada including Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Digital Cable, Vidéotron, EastLink, Cogeco and more. It is the equivalent of Encore Avenue, which is available in the rest of Canada. Mpix is also the only private broadcaster financing film preservation in Canada through its sponsorship of the AV Preservation Trust and National Archives.
Channels and content
Mpix consists of a total of three multiplex channels: two standard definition and one high definition channels. Mpix operates as a separate service with a separate licence then its sister network, The Movie Network, although often Mpix is sold together in a package with The Movie Network. A video on demand service is also offered featuring programming from the two networks, Mpix OnDemand, which launched on December 19, 2006.
The 3 main channels of Mpix are:
- Mpix, the flagship feed; offers classic thrillers, suspenseful and action-packed films. Formally known as MoviePix.
- MorePix, classic quality drama and light-hearted entertainment. Formally known as Mescape until April 1, 2008. Then Mpix Too and MoviePix 2 before that.
- MpixHD, a high-definition feed simulcasting Mpix. Up until september 2010, MpixHD was alternating between simulcasts of Mpix and MorePix. Formally known as MHD until April 1, 2008. It was launched in January 2006.
The majority of the content offered by the Mpix channels are classic films, although Mpix does offer a limited amount of television series in the form of pop culture series on the topic of films and film-making including:
- Moviehead - hosted by Matt Hawkins playing every Friday before the 9 p.m. Reel Premiere; The show takes a snapshot look at the movie and the time it was made.
- Movie Style - hosted by Lisa Williams and Matt Hawkins; is a lifestyle show on MorePix that combines films with trends in fashion, design, beauty and entertaining.
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(by call sign)AMCFBR • CFEI • CFIX • CFMG • CHBD • CHBM • CHEY • CHIK • CHOM • CHOR • CHRD • CHRE • CHRX • CHSU • CHTZ • CHVR • CIBK • CIBX • CICF • CIGB • CIKI • CIKX • CILK • CIMF • CIMO • CIQM • CITE (Montreal) • CITE (Estrie) • CITF • CJAB • CFQX • CFVM • CFXY • CFZZ • CJAT • CJAY • CJBX • CJCJ • CJDM • CJFM • CJFW • CJMG • CJMM • CJMV • CJOI • CJOT • CKBC • CKFM • CKKC • CKLH • CKMF • CKMM • CKNL • CKQB • CKRX • CKTF • CKTK • CKTO • CKTY • CKX • CKXA • CKXR • CKZZ
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