Tracey Pearce

President, Distribution and Pay

Tracey Pearce leads the team that distributes, licenses, and markets all Bell Media conventional networks, specialty and pay channels, non-linear content, and TV Everywhere services to our BDU partners on traditional and digital platforms.

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Pearce is also responsible for CraveTV and high-profile pay TV multiplex The Movie Network, including HBO Canada. She serves as a director on the boards of Discovery Channel (Canada) and CTV Specialty, and also maintains an executive role supporting Bell Media’s English-language factual specialty channels.

In her previous role as Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Pearce oversaw Bell Media’s English-language entertainment and factual specialty channels as well as The Movie Network and HBO Canada. Pearce has been instrumental in strengthening Bell Media’s pay, SVOD, and specialty offerings, including launching Much Digital Studios; signing landmark program supply and branding agreements with SHOWTIME, HBO, and Comedy Central; the national expansion of The Movie Network/HBO; and the acquisition and launch of Bell Media’s first lifestyle channel, Gusto.

Prior to her role as Senior Vice-President Specialty and Pay, Pearce was the Senior Vice-President, Business and Legal Affairs for Bell Media, overseeing all business and legal affairs for programming creation and acquisitions, as well as acting as lead counsel for Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. For several years, Pearce resided in the United Kingdom with her family, but continued to support Bell Media in an advisory role, particularly with the Consortium’s broadcast of London 2012.

Prior to joining the company in 2001, Pearce was a partner at Goodmans LLP, where she focused on communications law, including broadcasting, telecommunications, new media and cultural policy. Pearce is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from York University, where she specialized in arts and new media.

In 2016 Pearce received the Women in Film & Television – Toronto’s Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business.

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