Bell Mobile TV now serves more than 1.2 million Canadians - 66% more
than last year
Watch Bell's full national Olympic advertising campaign - now available
MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - As Bell's Sochi 2014 Winter
Olympic Games marketing campaign begins in earnest, the company today
confirmed that Canadians have full mobile access to Sochi 2014 live and
on-demand directly on their smartphones and tablets with Bell Mobile TV
and the Bell TV app.
"As a premier national partner to the Canadian Olympic Team, Bell is
proud to support our athletes and bring all the action from Sochi to
our customers on any screen they choose. We're delivering the best of
Canada on the best of Bell," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell
Mobility and Residential Services, and Chief Brand Officer at Bell. "We
all have fond memories of Canada's Golden Games, Vancouver 2010, which
is where the concept of mobile TV first began to take off. Now more
people than ever will be watching Canada's best at Sochi 2014 on Bell's
world-leading mobile networks."
Bell announced today that more than 1.2 million Canadians now subscribe
to Bell Mobile TV, 66% more than a year ago. Coverage of Sochi 2014
will be available from CBC / SRC and on affiliate channels TSN, TSN2
and RDS, Sportsnet, and TVA on smartphones and tablets through Bell
Mobile TV and the Bell TV App, which lets Bell Fibe and Satellite TV
customers watch on the go over Wi-Fi networks (Bell is Canada's largest
Wi-Fi provider with more than 4,000 locations Canada-wide including at
partners Indigo, McDonald's and Tim Hortons).
Bell's Olympic advertising
Bell's Sochi 2014 multimedia marketing campaign is under way, including
multiple new English and French-language television ads that feature
Bell networks bringing Canada's athletes to Canadians across all
The first ad - "The Best of Canada on the Best of Bell" - debuted during
the Super Bowl, watched by an average audience of 8 million Canadians
on CTV and RDS. The fast-paced ad features approximately 50 vignettes
of Canadians of all kinds watching our athletes compete on TV,
smartphones, tablets and laptops in all kinds of places, and has
already received a very positive response on social media.
"With our Sochi 2014 campaign, we've worked to capture the essence of
Canadians' warm and enduring support for our athletes, and all the ways
and all the places we can watch and cheer them on at the Winter Games
with Bell networks and screens," said Rick Seifeddine, Bell's Senior
VP, Brand. "It was a true team effort to show Canadians from across the
country cheering on Team Canada, and we hope everyone has as much fun
watching the ads as we had making them."
The Best of Canada on the Best of Bell - 60-second ad shot across Canada with approximately 50 vignettes of
people watching the Games on screens at home, at work and at play.
Created by Montréal's LG2 and featuring "Kalinka," a traditional
Russian folk song, the ad celebrates both the broad diversity of the
country and the broad number of ways you can watch the Games with Bell
anywhere you may be.
Gathering a Crowd - 60-second Bell Fibe TV ad featuring wireless TV and created by Leo
Burnett Toronto. Beginning with a couple about to watch the Olympics on
TV, things quickly escalate into a full-blown neighbourhood Olympic
backyard party (music: "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities).
Remote App - 30-second ad created by Leo Burnett featuring the Bell Fibe Remote
app that enables Bell TV customers to turn their smartphones and
tablets into a TV remote control (music: "Start of Something" by Action
Speed - 30-second high-energy animated Bell Mobility ad created by Zulu Alpha
Kilo that takes the viewer on a fast-paced ride through some of the
most exciting Winter Olympic sports, underscoring the speed of Bell's
next-generation LTE mobile network (music: "Ready To Go" by Martin
Solveig & Kele).
100 Channels - 30-second Bell Mobility ad created by Zulu Alpha Kilo and featuring
Bell customers enjoying mobile TV content on their smartphones and
tablets with the Bell TV App in a variety of settings (music: "Free to
Go" by Kid Shimmy).
Breakaway - 30-second Bell Fibe TV ad created by Zulu Alpha Kilo showcasing the
benefit of Wireless TV, which frees customers from cables and holes in
the walls and enables you to move your TV anywhere, anytime (music: "I
Want to Break Free" by Queen).
Bell Bustle - 30-second Bell Business Markets ad created by Zulu Alpha Kilo that
illustrates how Bell helps businesses of all sizes do more by powering
the screens that they and their customers interact with every day
(music: Original score by Pirate Radio).
National media buy for all Bell's Sochi 2014 advertising was handled by
Media Experts of Montréal. Airing on television throughout Sochi 2014
including during the Opening Ceremonies on February 7 until the Closing
Ceremonies on February 23, Bell's Sochi 2014 advertising is now
available on YouTube and Facebook:
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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