CTV Becomes First Broadcaster in Canada to Support Google Chromecast

– Fulfilling the promise of TV Everywhere, CTV GO is the first TVE product from a Canadian broadcaster to provide Chromecast functionality –
– CTV GO users can now "cast" from Android and iOS phones and tablets, and from laptops using Chrome browsers –
– More value for subscriptions to CTV GO-partnered service providers –  
– Chromecast support coming soon to more Bell Media brands –

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TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - CTV announced today its CTV GO TV Everywhere service now works with Google Chromecast. The newly updated CTV GO provides an improved user experience and is the first TVE product from a Canadian broadcaster to support Chromecast functionality, further expanding the viewing experience for CTV GO users. Increasing the value of subscriptions to participating TV service providers, CTV has enabled the newly updated CTV GO to take the next step in providing viewers the flexibility to start, stop, and continue their favourite CTV programs seamlessly, in and out of the home. With the Chromecast device, Canadians have another option to enjoy their favourite CTV GO offerings on a big screen. Current users can stream from their web-connected computers or the CTV GO app for their iOS and Android mobile devices.

Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on TVs. Viewers can simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast the CTV GO app and CTV programming onto a television. In addition to CTV GO, the availability of more Bell Media digital brands for Chromecast will be announced soon.

CTV GO, now supporting Google Chromecast

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"As viewing habits continue to evolve, Bell Media is committed to continuing our momentum of providing the latest TV technology to our viewers," said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. "As the first Canadian broadcaster to support Google Chromecast we are offering viewers an unparalleled TVE experience – giving them great programming wherever and whenever they want to see it."

"We're excited to have CTV as the first Canadian broadcaster available on Chromecast," said Suveer Kothari, Director of Chromecast Partnerships, Google. "With the CTV GO app and Chromecast, Canadians will now be able to use the devices they already own, like phones, tablets, and laptops to find and cast their favourite CTV programs to their TV screen with a simple tap."

The new CTV GO app features a redesigned, current, and cleaner look, and full support for Google Chromecast. With core improvements that have made the app faster, the user experience is improved with easily accessible content including full-length episodes and extras.

CTV GO is a free app allowing Canadians to access CTV's #1 television lineup on-demand for seven days following a television broadcast. Additional content is available exclusively to Canadians who subscribe to participating TV service providers, allowing them extended catch-up viewing windows, as well as live streams of CTV and CTV Two broadcasts. Currently, participating service providers include Bell Fibe, Bell TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Northerntel FibreOP, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Telus Optik TV, Northwestel, Eastlink, and Access Communications, with additional CTV GO partners to be announced soon. CTV GO features 12 of the Top 20 most-watched programs in Canada* including THE BIG BANG THEORY, GOTHAM, MARVELS AGENT CARTER, PERSON OF INTEREST, and more, in addition to ongoing unprecedented access to live special event programming.

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Chromecast is a trademark of Google Inc.

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About CTV GO
CTV GO is a video streaming service providing live streaming of CTV and CTV Two's television feed featuring Canada's most-watched programming, as well as a library of on demand content, on many platforms, at any time, everywhere. CTV GO offers a superior viewing experience unlike anything else offered in Canada, with an attractive interface and a fluid, easy-to-navigate user experience. More information about CTV GO can be found at CTV.ca/ctvgo.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Total Canada, Dec 15, 2014Jan 25, 2015, A18-49

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For further information: Eleni Tenuta - Communications, Bell Media, Digital, 416.384.3530 or eleni.tenuta@bellmedia.ca

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