BCE Inc. president and CEO George Cope earned $11.09 million in total compensation in 2012, up 15.4 per cent from $9.62 million a year earlier, BCE said in a securities regulatory filing. Much of the higher pay was due to “short-term incentive” payouts related to the company’s performance, BCE said in a management proxy circular released Monday. BCE said Cope received $3.33 million in short-term incentive bonuses in 2012, up 36.1 per cent over $2.45 million in 2011, as the company increased his bonus to equal 150 per cent of his salary, from 125 per cent in 2011. Bell said the increase would “better align” Cope’s bonus with similar payouts received by CEOs of comparable companies, and that it reflected his performance as CEO as Bell acquired joint control of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) and expanded its mobile and fibre-based telecom networks. Slim Vanaselja, Bell’s executive vice-president and chief financial officer, received $3.23 million in 2012, up from $3.05 million, while Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility and Bell residential services and chief brand officer, received $3.88 million, up from $3.36 million a year earlier, the company said. Kevin Crull, president of Bell Media, earned $3.62 million, up from $3.46 million in 2011. In the circular, Bell said its Mobile TV service, which allows its mobile customers to stream TV content on their devices, now has more than 700,000 customers.