Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, operating 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, as well as managing the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service in Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.
Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran.
Building on a strong past and continuously forging ahead with cutting-edge programming, CTV is the television destination for Canadian viewers. CTV has been the most-watched and #1 television network in Canada for the past 13 years. Additionally, CTV’s television stations now broadcast the top-ranked local newscasts in 10 of the 12 major Canadian markets. Combined CTV and CTV Two reach more than 23 million viewers each week.
As a Canadian broadcaster, CTV recognizes the importance of nurturing homegrown creative talent, and has had enormous success developing the country’s most-watched original Canadian productions. CTV aims to create appointment television for viewers across the country with homegrown hits (such as THE LISTENER, SAVING HOPE, and MOTIVE) and hit programming acquired from around the world. CTV is also the home of Canada’s most-watched live television events, including the Super Bowl, Academy Awards, Golden Globes and The JUNO Awards.
From sports, business, and news to music, factual, and entertainment, Bell Media’s specialty channels offer a variety of homegrown and acquired programming for all audiences. Bell Media’s comprehensive and diverse group of 30 specialty channels include the five-feed sports network TSN, Canada’s most-watched specialty channel; RDS, Canada’s #1 French specialty channel, along with sister channels RDS2 and RDS INFO; factual channels Discovery, Discovery World HD, Discovery Science, Investigation Discovery, Canal D, and Investigation; music and entertainment brands MTV, Much, Bravo, The Comedy Network, E!, Space, Canal Vie, VRAK, and Z; and news properties CTV News Channel, CP24 and BNN (Business News Network.)
Bell Media’s pay television networks provide Canadians with an unparalleled premium entertainment offering, including: exclusive access to critically acclaimed series, documentaries and specials from HBO, Showtime and IFC; hit Hollywood movies from all eras and genres; and award-winning Canadian original programming. Bell Media’s pay television services include The Movie Network, HBO Canada and The Movie Network Encore, and French-language networks Super Écran and Cinépop.
Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Toronto’s CHUM FM, Canada’s #1 FM station, and international brands like Virgin Radio and ÉNERGIE. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune-in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Bell Media’s Radio includes the country’s most dynamic, popular, and respected brands and is a leader in innovative programming.
Astral Out of Home, a division of Bell Media, is one of Canada’s leading out-of-home advertising companies with more than 30,000 advertising faces strategically located in the British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia markets. Driving innovation on one of the country’s most dynamic media platforms, Astral Out of Home is committed to staying at the forefront of the latest technological trends, offering advertisers the opportunity to deliver powerful messages that engage and connect with consumers.
Bell Media is at the forefront of delivering premium live and on-demand content to users through online, mobile devices, STB, and emerging platforms. Bell Media is a leader in TV Everywhere with the company’s innovative GO video streaming services bringing content to platforms such as iOS, Android, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Windows 8, and Blackberry 10, for leading Bell Media brands including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO. In December 2014, Bell Media launched CraveTV, Canada’s premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, with thousands of hours of programming and in 2015 CTV became the first Canadian broadcaster to support Google Chromecast. Bell Media is committed to delivering innovative executions and improving the viewer experience through digital projects such as Discovery’s “The Game Bench” and CP24.com’s unique 2014 election experience “Backstage Pass”. The recent launch of Much Digital Studios demonstrates Bell Media’s commitment to finding innovative ways to connect with Canadian youth and celebrate their diversity and creativity. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company and has more than 200 websites and over 30 apps.