With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, 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 premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media.
Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 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, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; 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; 35 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 12 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 35 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 106 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 NRJ. 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.
Bell Media is Canada’s leading outdoor advertising company with Astral Out-of-Home, an unparalleled network of more than 9,500 strategically-placed advertising faces in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. It offers a portfolio of four innovative product lines: outdoor advertising, street furniture, transportation, and digital.
Featuring dynamic, interactive content and the best delivery infrastructure in the country, Bell Media’s multimedia platforms include online video, websites, user-generated content sites, mobile content, and video on demand. Bell Media is also a leader in TV Everywhere with the company’s innovative GO video streaming service, including CTV GO, TMN GO and Bravo GO. With more than 200 websites, Canadian consumers have made Bell Media their online network destination of choice for news, sports, and entertainment. In 2013, the Bell Media family of websites streamed nearly 1.3 billion videos, averaging 107 million video streams each month. The websites welcomed on average 11.6 million unique visitors each month, serving up 51 million hours of video and a grand total of over 5.4 billion page views during this period*.
*comScore Media & Video Metrix, Jan-Dec 2013