Bell Media Partners with Twitter For Perfect Pairing of Twitter and TV

− Bell Media is the first Canadian broadcaster to partner with Twitter for Canadian television-related industry research −

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TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - In advance of the #CTVUpfront, Bell Media and Twitter announced today a partnership around a number of important analytics initiatives relating to social media and television. The research will focus on the social TV behaviour of Canadian viewers, the return on investment of social TV initiatives, and the relationship between audience engagement and Twitter activity.

"We're excited to continually expand our presence in the social media space through the power of our premium content. We are committed to measuring, sharing and applying knowledge from passionate social conversations to help our advertisers' brand campaigns become even more effective," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. "Our content drives engagement, and Twitter 'amplifies' the conversation.

"Twitter is TV's social soundtrack," said Kirstine Stewart, country director of Twitter Canada. "Working closely with Bell Media, we will be able to accelerate the development of analytic tools mentioned and we look forward to sharing the findings with clients and industry."

With both Canada's most-followed media property (@MuchMusic) and most-followed media personality (@TSNBobMcKenzie), and a Twitter network with reach in the millions, Bell Media is a leader among media companies on Twitter. As one of the tools used in analytic development, Bell Media will also employ AMPLIFY, Twitter's branded, in-stream video tool that allows broadcasters to complement on-air content with timely in-tweet video clips.

This partnership highlights Bell Media's ongoing commitment to advertisers to provide the best opportunities for messaging and measurement. Twitter and Bell Media will work together to develop, execute, and analyze research, and will collaborate in the promotion and communication of this research in the press and industry forums.

About Bell Media:
Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media entertains, informs and inspires Canadians. Bell Media owns 28 conventional stations, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and owns and operates 30 specialty channels, including TSN, Canada's #1 specialty channel and RDS, Canada's #1 French-language specialty channel. Bell Media also owns 33 radio stations, dozens of websites, Dome Productions Inc. and has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to form Cirque du Soleil Media, a Montréal-based production company. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.BellMedia.ca.


SOURCE: Bell Media

For further information:

Carolyn Fell, Bell Media, 416.384.2817 or carolyn.fell@bellmedia.ca


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