2014/2015 Canadian Television Report Card: Canada's Most-Watched Specialty Channels

– TSN once again ranks as Canada's #1 specialty channel in all key demos –

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TORONTO, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - As Upfront Week continues, Bell Media confirmed today the Top 10 most-watched English-language Canadian specialty channels of the year. The full-day snapshot of specialty performance over the past year among key selling demos positions TSN once again as the most-watched specialty channel in the country. Bell Media's Discovery and Space also rank among the most-watched entertainment channels, with Comedy and CP24 ranking high among younger viewers.

"In the demos that matter, Bell Media specialty channels once again rank among the most-watched by viewers, and the most-coveted by distributors," said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media.

Canada's Top 10 Specialty Channels

A25-54

Rank

Network

Audience

1

TSN

52,500

2

Sportsnet National

42,000

3

Discovery

34,500

4

History

34,100

5

Space

32,100

6

W Network

31,500

7

HGTV

29,600

8

YTV

29,400

9

Showcase

29,100

10

Food Network

27,300

A18-49

Rank

Network

Audience

1

TSN

50,700

2

Sportsnet National

41,200

3

W Network

31,600

4

Discovery

31,200

5

YTV

30,400

6

Space

30,000

7

History

29,200

8

Food Network

27,400

9

HGTV

27,200

10

Comedy

26,700

A18-34

Rank

Network

Audience

1

TSN

24,300

2

Sportsnet National

20,400

3

Space

16,300

3

W Network

16,300

5

CP 24 Ontario

14,900

6

Food Network

14,700

7

Comedy

14,100

7

HGTV

14,100

9

Showcase

13,700

10

YTV

13,600

P2+

Rank

Network

Audience

1

TSN

140,400

2

Sportsnet National

112,100

3

History

84,500

4

Discovery

78,500

5

W Network

73,600

6

YTV

73,300

7

HGTV

73,000

8

Showcase

70,600

9

Space

64,600

9

CBC News Network

64,600

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About Bell Media

With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 10,500 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), M-Su 2a-2a, May 12, 2014 - May 17, 2015 (Week 38 2013/14 – Week 37 2014/15; final data), Canadian Commercial Specialty stations.

SOURCE Bell Media

For further information: please contact: Emily Young Lee, Bell Media Communications, 416.384.2503 or emily.younglee@bellmedia.ca

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