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March 30, 2015 11:17 AM ET

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Company Overview of Bell Media Inc.

Company Overview

Bell Media Inc., a multimedia company, offers television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media business services in Canada. It owns and operates a network of local television (TV) stations; broadcasts various specialty television channels in English and French that offer sports, business, news, music, factual, and entertainment programming; and offers pay TV services. The company also operates a chain of radio broadcasting stations that provides information on music, news, weather, sports, local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. In addition, it offers out-of-home advertising services in the areas of outdoor advertising, street furniture, transportation...

299 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5V 2Z5

Canada

Founded in 2001

Phone:

416-384-8000

Fax:

416-384-6491

Key Executives for Bell Media Inc.

President
Age: 49
Senior Vice President of Finance
Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada, President of Bell Canada, Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc and President of BCE Inc
Age: 52
President of CTV, Sports and Entertainment Programming
President of Radio and Local TV
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bell Media Inc. Key Developments

Bell Media Announces Four Additional Television Service Providers Carrying its Premium Television Streaming Service

Bell Media announced that four additional television service providers are now carrying its premium television streaming service, CraveTV: Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, and Wightman Telecom. These new distribution partners join a growing list of providers that also includes Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, TELUS Optik TV, Eastlink, Northwestel, Nexicom, Access Communications, and Cable Cable. Bell Media also confirms that Eastlink customers can now access CraveTV through their set-top box, a new feature that launched on Monday. Eastlink previously provided the service through the CraveTV app and website only.

Bell Media and CBS Corporation Announce Long Term Content Licensing and Trademark Agreement for SHOWTIME(R) in Canada

Bell Media and CBS Corporation announced a long-term, content licensing and trademark agreement for SHOWTIME(R) in Canada. The exclusive, landmark deal will bring the SHOWTIME brand to Canada for the first time, with hundreds of hours of past, present, and future SHOWTIME programming being made available across Bell Media platforms in English and French, including its new premium TV streaming service, CraveTV, as well as its pay television service, The Movie Network (TMN). The agreement marks a significant expansion for SHOWTIME programming in Canada, and builds upon the previous CBS/Bell Media agreement that licensed current SHOWTIME series on pay TV in the country. Over the course of the new agreement, CraveTV and TMN will become Canada's exclusive home of SHOWTIME-owned first-run programming as well as almost its entire catalog of scripted and unscripted series, documentaries, and specials.

Bell Media Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Bell Media announced that Trish Williams is leaving the company to become Co-Executive Producer of CTV's hit original drama series SAVING HOPE. Williams will be succeeded by Tom Hastings, who has been appointed Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Formerly a Production Executive on Bell Media's Independent Production team, Hastings will report directly to Coe while leading the development of dramatic productions across the Bell Media suite of channels. As the Director of Drama in Bell Media's Independent Production Unit, Williams oversaw the development and production of original Canadian dramatic series across Bell Media's family of channels including CTV, Space, MuchMusic, and Bravo, and most recently The Movie Network. In her tenure as Director, Independent Production, she successfully launched several new dramatic series including critical smashes ORPHAN BLACK and 19-2, highly-rated dramas SAVING HOPE and MOTIVE, buzzy female werewolf skein BITTEN, and the upcoming Space drama KILLJOYS. After joining CTV in 2008, Williams was production executive on the juggernaut series FLASHPOINT, which gained popularity and momentum over five seasons, reaching all-time ratings high with the finale episode. She began her career in the production community, working for 10 years in a variety of roles from documentary producer/writer to on-air host to developing feature films. Williams has a MA in Communication and Culture from the York/Ryerson University joint Program.

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