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Crave Original Documentary ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND to Premiere Tomorrow, April 3

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:10pm

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    TORONTO, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ -Following screenings at multiple festivals, a North American theatrical run, and a Canadian Screen Award nomination, Bell Media's Crave confirmed today that it has moved up the streaming debut of the critically acclaimed, Crave Original feature documentary ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND to tomorrow, Friday, April 3, only on Crave.
  • The 100-minute documentary will receive its world television premiere on Crave's TV channel, Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
  • ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND celebrated its World Premiere last September when it was selected as the Opening Night Film at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, and will join Crave's acclaimed Best of TIFF Collection when it launches on April 3.
  • "We're thrilled to finally debut this incredible documentary film on the streaming service where it began," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.

Bell Media Announces Anchors for Quibi's Daily Essentials Programs in Canada

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:05pm

From Bell Media's CTV NEWS and TSN, the short-form, daily, curated content are entitled NEWSDAY BY CTV NEWS, NEWSNIGHT BY CTV NEWS, and SPORTS AM BY TSN.

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  • From Bell Media's CTV NEWS and TSN, the short-form, daily, curated content are entitled NEWSDAY BY CTV NEWS, NEWSNIGHT BY CTV NEWS, and SPORTS AM BY TSN.
  • As part of the previously announced partnership the first of its kind for Quibi in Canada Bell Media is the exclusive Canadian news and sports news provider for the mobile-first platform.
  • Backed bythe vast network that makes up Canada's leading news organization, CTV News is producing two Daily Essentials programs, NEWSDAY BY CTV NEWS, hosted by Heather Butts ,and NEWSNIGHT BY CTV NEWS,hosted by Reshmi Nair .
  • ET, the daily news program covers important news stories and the biggest headlines of the day, both in Canada and around the world.

TIFF + Bell Media's Crave bring audiences together with Stay-at-Home Cinema

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:44pm

"TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.

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  • "TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.
  • "Both organizations value their audiences and want to bring the best of our programming to as many people as we can.
  • It was important for us to work with TIFF on bringing these meaningful films to life," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • Additional movie titles all available on Crave along with special guests will be announced each week on TIFF and Crave's social media channels.

Bell Let's Talk announces new funding for 5 organizations delivering mental health supports to youth, families and communities in the COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:33pm

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, they are all well placed to meet the growing demand from Canadians everywhere for mental health support," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk.

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  • As the COVID-19 crisis continues, they are all well placed to meet the growing demand from Canadians everywhere for mental health support," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk.
  • Bell recently announced the extension of the Bell Let's Talk initiative for a further 5 years and an increase in total Bell funding for mental health to $150 million by 2025.
  • With the $5 million announced today in response to the COVID-19 crisis, total Bell Let's Talk funding grows to $155 million.
  • Bell Media is Canada's premier content creation company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media.

COVID-19 Crisis Aid: Astral Power Provides Aid to Local Communities

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:35pm

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Astral Power is donating $50 to every household that enrolls for Community Solar with Astral Power, along with another $50 for the household's selected local business or charity, to help provide some relief to local communities.

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  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Astral Power is donating $50 to every household that enrolls for Community Solar with Astral Power, along with another $50 for the household's selected local business or charity, to help provide some relief to local communities.
  • "Social distancing and work from home orders could result in an increase in our electric usage, and electric bills," says Thom Smith, President of Astral Power.
  • About Astral Power:Astral Power provides access to locally produced clean energy from solar farms to households at a lower cost than their utility.
  • By handling everything from initial enrollment to billing and support, Astral Power guarantees savings on its customers' utility bills without any hassle.

Crave Offers 30 Days Free to Canadians

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:13pm

New direct-to-consumer subscribers can sample theCrave package of their choice, including Movies + HBO, STARZ, and/or SUPER CRAN

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  • New direct-to-consumer subscribers can sample theCrave package of their choice, including Movies + HBO, STARZ, and/or SUPER CRAN
    TORONTO, March 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Bell Media's Crave announced today that it's providing one month free for any new subscribers with access to the internet, expanding from seven to 30 days the trial period that Canadians can sample the service.
  • Available through April 30, the one-time-only offer is for first-time, direct-to-consumer subscribers, and can be accessed now on the Crave app or Crave.ca .
  • Crave recently began announcing weekly programming updates , including several new Crave Collections that assist viewers in curating viewing, such as:
    the Comfort TV Collection with SEINFELD, FRASIER, andTHE BIG BANG THEORY;
    the Bingeworthy Collection with THE WIRE, VEEP,and NEW EDEN;
    the Trending Collection , with STAR TREK: PICARD, HIGH FIDELITY, and RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, among others;
    Current HBO hits including the new season of WESTWORLD, as well asSUCCESSION,THE OUTSIDER,andCURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM;
    Hollywood movies such as X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX, YESTERDAY, and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, plus upcoming blockbuster hits like FAST AND FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (March 20) and ONCE UPON A TIMEIN HOLLYWOD (March 27)
    The Family Friendly Collection , with SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, THE KARATE KID (both the classic 1984 film, and the 2010 reboot), and MASTERCHEF.
  • the Kids Collection featuring movies and series such as THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, DETECTIVE PIKACHU, BARBIE DREAMTOPIA, PEPPA PIG, PAW PATROL, and more;
    and a vast Sports Collection featuringBALLERS, DARK SIDE OF THE RING, andTHE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED.

Bell team stepping up to serve Canadians through COVID-19 situation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:55pm

"As Canada works through the COVID-19 crisis, the Bell team is continuing to serve our customers and keep our country connected.

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  • "As Canada works through the COVID-19 crisis, the Bell team is continuing to serve our customers and keep our country connected.
  • Bell is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its impact on our operations, working with all levels of government, major business customers and key suppliers to adapt quickly as the situation evolves.
  • Bell Media's TV and radio news operations across the country continue to deliver the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation to Canadians from a local, regional and national perspective.
  • Bell TV has also made CTV News Channel, CP24 as well as other Canadian news services available as free previews for Bell Fibe TV, Alt TV and Bell Satellite TV customers.

TRANSPLANT Debuts #1 for Canada's CTV

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 2:22pm

The 13-part, one-hour CTV Original drama is produced in association with Montral's Sphre MdiaPlusand NBCUniversal International Studios, with NBCUniversal also handling global distribution.

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  • The 13-part, one-hour CTV Original drama is produced in association with Montral's Sphre MdiaPlusand NBCUniversal International Studios, with NBCUniversal also handling global distribution.
  • "With an incredible portrayal of lead character Bash by Hamza Haq, TRANSPLANT perfectly combines strong characters with engaging storylines over 13 episodes."
  • TRANSPLANT is produced by Sphre Mdia Plusin association with CTV and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios.
  • For CTV, Michele McMahon and Gosia Kamela are Production Executives; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media.

BCE files 2019 annual report on Form 40-F

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:15pm

MONTRAL, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE)(NYSE: BCE) today announced the filing of its 2019 annual report on Form 40-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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  • MONTRAL, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE)(NYSE: BCE) today announced the filing of its 2019 annual report on Form 40-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • BCE's Form 40-F includes audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019, and is available on BCE's website at BCE.ca in the Investors section and on the SEC's website at SEC.gov .
  • Holders of BCE securities may receive a printed copy of BCE's audited financial statements at no charge by contacting BCE Investor Relations by phone at 1-800-339-6353, by email at investor.relations@bce.ca or by mail at 1, carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell, Building A, 8th Floor, Verdun, Qubec H3E 3B3.
  • BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing advanced Bell broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communications services alongside Canada's premier content creation and media assets from Bell Media.

Bell becomes exclusive Canadian partner for Quibi

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Bell becomes Quibi's exclusive Canadian marketing partner in the telecommunications category and the first Canadian provider of daily content for the new platform.

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  • Bell becomes Quibi's exclusive Canadian marketing partner in the telecommunications category and the first Canadian provider of daily content for the new platform.
  • Bell Media, Canada's leading content company, becomes the exclusive Canadian news and sports provider for the mobile-first platform.
  • Bell will also market Quibi to Canadians via Bell Media and Bell Mobility marketing channels.
  • Bell Media becomes the only Canadian media company producing exclusive content for Daily Essentials.