Live sports and other big TV events driving twice as much data usage as
a year ago
Access to more than 40 mobile channels on the go - and more than 100 if
you're also a Bell TV customer
MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today welcomed its one
millionth subscriber to Bell Mobile TV, the breakthrough wireless data
service that offers on-the-go access to more than 40 channels of live
and on-demand sports, news, entertainment and children's TV
"Bell invited consumers to pick a screen and fill it with goodness - and
a million Canadians have now done so with Bell Mobile TV on their
smartphones and tablets," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell
Mobility. "Bell has made the heavy investments in high-speed data
networks, high-demand programming, and TV-capable mobile devices that
let consumers take TV anywhere. We're proud to have staked out an
international leadership position for Canada in the fast-growth mobile
Bell Mobile TV offers unparalleled variety in programming from major
Canadian and international content providers. Much of the service's
growth has been led by viewing of major live sporting events such as
the NHL Playoffs and Stanley Cup, the Super Bowl, NBA Playoffs, NCAA
March Madness, and the Olympic Games.
"Live broadcasts are a key driver for mobile TV, led by Canada's and the
world's biggest sporting events but also the major awards shows, TV
season finales and special events like the Toronto International Film
Festival that people want to watch wherever they may be," said Mr.
Oosterman. "Bell Mobile TV is uniquely easy to access too - Bell
enables customers to watch mobile TV without impacting their regular
Mobile TV is available as a bonus with many Bell Mobility data plans and
any Bell customer with a smartphone and a data plan can get 10 hours of
mobile TV viewing as a $5 a month add-on, without affecting the data
allotment in their plan. For more details, please visit Bell.ca/MobileTV.
News, sports, entertainment and children's programming available on Bell
Mobile TV includes ATN (CBN, Cricket Plus, MH1, NDTV, Times Now, Zoom),
BNN - Business News Network, BBC World News, Bloomberg, CBC, CBC News
Network, City, Comedy Network, Comedy Time, CTV, CTV News Channel, CTV
Two, Juicebox, MTV, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Redzone, NHL Centre Ice,
RDI, RDS, RDS2, Sportsnet East / One / Ontario / Pacific / West, SRC,
Treehouse, TSN, TSN2, TVA, V Montreal, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and YTV.
Integration of mobile content into the recently launched Bell TV
anywhere app (Bell.ca/TVAnywhere) also enables Bell TV customers access to these and 70 more live and
on-demand channels on their tablets and smartphones.
Backed by world-leading wireless and wireline broadband networks, Bell
has become Canada's content delivery leader, offering customers access
to the best programming on the screen of their choice - smartphone,
tablet, TV or laptop. Alongside other innovative content services such
as Bell TV Online (Bell.ca/TVOnline and Bell Fibe TV Bell.ca/FibeTV), Bell Mobile TV offers Bell subscribers the cross-platform flexibility
to watch their favourite shows when and how they choose.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business customers with leading TV, Internet, wireless, home phone and
business communications solutions. Bell Media is Canada's premier
multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital
media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE).
For more information, please visit Bell.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable
program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the
Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant funding for
community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more,
please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
SOURCE: Bell Canada
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