Bell Media Studios and Motion Content Group Partner to Create Innovative and Original Programs
— September 11, 2017
– Content will include both scripted and unscripted programming across a variety of genres with first projects already in production –
TORONTO (September 11, 2017) – Bell Media Studios and Motion Content Group, GroupM’s new global content investment and rights management company, have joined forces in a strategic development and production partnership that will create an exciting slate of original programs for international markets.
Working together, Bell Media Studios and Motion Content Group will develop, fund, and produce original programming that will include scripted and unscripted content across a wide range of genres.
Led by Nanci MacLean, Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios and Tony Moulsdale, Director of Programming, Motion Content Group, the partnership capitalizes on the objectives and strengths of both businesses which includes working with Bell Media Studios’ dynamic production team to create unique, wide-ranging content and using Motion investment, global capability and network of relationships.
“We’re looking forward to working with Motion, a company that has a proven track record of international success,” said MacLean. “We have a passionate and energetic team at Bell Media and we’re confident that together we will create great content that will work for our business at every level.”
“This partnership shows what’s possible when two established companies, both successful at what they do, take an imaginative approach to building their businesses together,” said Moulsdale. “This is a commercial and creative venture which helps meet the demand for premium content – content which we can take in partnership with Bell Media Studios to the international market.”
Motion has extensive experience in the development, co-production, and distribution of an award winning slate of international hits across a wide range of genres, including LOVE ISLAND, now in 26 countries and WILD THINGS which has local versions being produced in China, Russia, South America, and Europe.
About Motion Content Group
Motion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company which invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers, and distributors to fund, develop, produce, and distribute premium content for the global benefit of our content partners and networks, platforms, and advertisers.
Motion utilises the unique worldwide infrastructure and deep commercial relationships of GroupM and WPP to the benefit of our content partners and advertisers. Motion investments and partnerships support the editorial and commercial requirements of producers, networks, and platforms in order to support contextually safe, high-quality advertising environments.
Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, the business currently operates in 26 countries worldwide, with Motion’s broad range of award winning programming distributed globally.
About Bell Media
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, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. 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. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.