CraveTV Continues to Grow as SaskTel Signs On as Latest Distributor

– SaskTel becomes latest CraveTV distributor, along with NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel –

Bell Media announced today that CraveTV™ is further expanding its reach, with additional distributors signing on for the on-demand premium television streaming service. Beginning May 12, SaskTel is offering CraveTV to its maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel joins NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel who are already offering the service to customers. These four distributors join a growing list of providers that includes Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Eastlink, TELUS Optik, and many more.

“We are delighted to be able to deliver CraveTV to the Saskatchewan market by partnering up with SaskTel,” said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. “We are committed to providing CraveTV to Canadians across the country and continue talks with all television providers to make that goal a reality.”

SaskTel is Saskatchewan’s leading communications provider with a history that dates back to 1908. As the first telecommunications company in Canada to offer call display, call trace, and call return, SaskTel continues this legacy of innovation by signing on for premium SVOD service CraveTV. SaskTel currently services over 1.44 million customers including 250,000 internet users, and 100,000 maxTV subscribers.

NRTC Communications, a communications service provider since 1911, has been providing high-quality, reliable telephone service in the Upper Ottawa Valley for the past 100 years. WTC Communications has been providing communications solutions for business and residential clients throughout Eastern Ontario for more than 80 years. Established in 1902, Tbaytel is a municipally-owned telecommunications company servicing the people, businesses, and communities of Thunder Bay, Ont. and the surrounding area.

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About CraveTV

All you can watch, for $4/month. Created for TV lovers and devoted exclusively to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles. Designed to complement the traditional television ecosystem, and available to all TV providers, CraveTV is currently available to Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel and is coming soon to other television service providers. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, and the web, CraveTV also supports Apple TV and Chromecast and will soon be available via game consoles, and smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.

 

About Bell Media:

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. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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CraveTV Continues to Grow as SaskTel Signs On as Latest Distributor

– SaskTel becomes latest CraveTV distributor, along with NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel –

Bell Media announced today that CraveTV™ is further expanding its reach, with additional distributors signing on for the on-demand premium television streaming service. Beginning May 12, SaskTel is offering CraveTV to its maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel joins NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel who are already offering the service to customers. These four distributors join a growing list of providers that includes Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Eastlink, TELUS Optik, and many more.

“We are delighted to be able to deliver CraveTV to the Saskatchewan market by partnering up with SaskTel,” said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. “We are committed to providing CraveTV to Canadians across the country and continue talks with all television providers to make that goal a reality.”

SaskTel is Saskatchewan’s leading communications provider with a history that dates back to 1908. As the first telecommunications company in Canada to offer call display, call trace, and call return, SaskTel continues this legacy of innovation by signing on for premium SVOD service CraveTV. SaskTel currently services over 1.44 million customers including 250,000 internet users, and 100,000 maxTV subscribers.

NRTC Communications, a communications service provider since 1911, has been providing high-quality, reliable telephone service in the Upper Ottawa Valley for the past 100 years. WTC Communications has been providing communications solutions for business and residential clients throughout Eastern Ontario for more than 80 years. Established in 1902, Tbaytel is a municipally-owned telecommunications company servicing the people, businesses, and communities of Thunder Bay, Ont. and the surrounding area.

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About CraveTV

All you can watch, for $4/month. Created for TV lovers and devoted exclusively to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles. Designed to complement the traditional television ecosystem, and available to all TV providers, CraveTV is currently available to Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel and is coming soon to other television service providers. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, and the web, CraveTV also supports Apple TV and Chromecast and will soon be available via game consoles, and smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.

 

About Bell Media:

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. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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