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Bell Media signs deal with Lionsgate, TMN Encore to become Starz

| 01/23/2018 11:26 am EST

  BCE Inc.’s media division said Tuesday it has struck a deal with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. to rebrand Bell’s TMN Encore specialty channel with Lionsgate’s Starz brand in early 2019. In a press release, Bell Media said the two companies have reached...

TMN Go to offer downloads

Media | 06/29/2017 3:58 pm EDT

TMN Go, the TV-everywhere service from BCE Inc.’s media division, will begin allowing viewers to download content for offline viewing. The service will be available to customers of Bell, Rogers Communications Inc., Cogeco Inc., and Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink, Bell Media said in a press release Thursday. It said the service was “[ideal] for the cottage, road trips, work commutes, airplanes, camping trips and mountain tops.” Customers will be able to download movies and series from TMN, TMN...

Bell moves Showtime to OTT platform

Media | 10/24/2016 4:12 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s over-the-top (OTT) service CraveTV will be the new launching pad for Showtime programming in Canada, the company announced Monday. In a press release, Crave said new and returning shows will debut on the OTT...

Domenic Vivolo leaves Bell Media, executive team shuffled

Media | 08/02/2016 8:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division is shuffling its senior management following the departure of the head of its content sales, marketing and digital products team. In a Tuesday press release,...

TV advertising needs better metrics, execs say

Media | 02/04/2016 10:21 pm EST

While advertising will remain a key part of the TV ecosystem, the television industry will have to provide better audience data in order to keep up with digital competition, said Barbara Williams, president of Shaw Communications...

Bell’s Much jumps into YouTube content

Media | 04/01/2015 7:09 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s Bell Media said Wednesday that the division that operates its MuchMusic channel will launch "a multi-channel network of Canadian and international YouTube creators" this spring. Bell Media said in a press release that the endeavour will be called Much Digital Studios and be based at Much headquarters at 299 Queen St. W. in...