BCE Inc. operates as a communications company that provides residential, business and wholesale customers with a range of solutions for various communications needs. Segments The company’s results are reported in three segments, including Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline and Bell Media. Bell Wireless This segment provides wireless services over technologically advanced wireless networks that are available to virtually all of the Canadian population. The company offers a range of wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers through its Bell and Virgin Mobile brands. The company’s approximately 1,400 Bell-branded stores and The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc. (The Source) locations across Canada provide a significant number of retail outlets where customers could buy Bell products and services, including in Canada’s highest-traffic mall locations. Bell Wireline This segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television (IPTV), local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to its residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers, primarily in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, while Satellite TV service and connectivity to business customers are available nationally across Canada. In addition, this segment includes its wholesale business, which buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data and other services from or to resellers and other carriers. Bell Media This segment provides conventional, specialty and pay TV, digital media and radio broadcasting services to customers across Canada and out of home (OOH) advertising services. This segment’s range of video content improves the execution of its strategic imperatives by utilizing its significant broadband network investments, accelerating its video growth across all four screens (TV, Internet, smartphones and tablets). The company owns and operates 30 conventional TV stations, including CTV, Canada’s leading TV network based on viewership. The company owns and operates 38 specialty and pay TV channels, including TSN, Canada’s leading specialty channel and RDS, Canada’s leading French-language specialty channel, based on viewership. As of December 31, 2015, the company's 106 radio stations in 54 markets across Canada reached on average 16.9 million listeners per week from coast to coast. It owns and operates the Canadian-owned online business in the Canadian digital landscape. The company owns Astral OOH, an OOH advertising business with a network of approximately 30,500 advertising faces strategically located in the markets of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. It offers a portfolio of four product lines, including outdoor advertising, street furniture, transportation and digital. The company owns CraveTV, a subscription on-demand TV streaming service that provides premium content and a lineup of superior TV programming. In January 2015, Bell Media entered into a long-term content licensing and trade-mark agreement with CBS Corp. for the multi-platform rights to past, present and future SHOWTIMEowned programming. Marketing and Distribution Channels Bell Wireless and Wireline The company delivers its products and services to residential customers through a network of corporate and dealer-owned Bell, Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile retail locations; The Source’s approximately 700 retail locations; national retailers, such as Best Buy, Walmart, Loblaws and Glentel’s WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth wireless and WIRELESS, as well as a network of regional and independent retailers in all regions; call centre representatives; its Websites, including Bell.ca, virginmobile.ca and bellaliant.ca; and door-to-door sales representatives. The company also offers customers One Bill for Home Phone, Internet, TV and wireless services. For small business customers, its residential and small business unit offers a range of services, including Business Fibe Internet, Bell Total Connect, Business Phone and TV along with other communications solutions, all designed for
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