The Great Bell Media Free Preview: French-language Specialty Channels Available for Free Over the Holidays

- Viewers can discover amazing channels for free on several service providers including Bell Satellite TV, Bell Fibe TV, Cogeco Cable Canada, Shaw Direct, and Videotron from December 12 to January 12 -

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MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Media announced today that it is making many French-language specialty channels available for free to subscribers of Bell Satellite TV, Bell Fibe TV, Cogeco Cable Canada, Shaw Direct, Videotron, and other service providers from December 12, 2013 to January 12, 2014 during Le Grand Débrouillage.

No fewer than ten speciality channels are available during the month-long Grand Débrouillage free preview: Canal Vie, Canal D, Ztélé, Historia, Séries+, VRAK TV, Disney Junior (French), MusiquePlus, MusiMax, and RDS Info.

In addition, INVESTIGATION, a French-language channel specialized in documentaries delving into the fascinating world of crime, launches today as a free preview on Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, and on Cogeco Cable Canada as of December 19.

During Le Grand Débrouillage, Bell Media is offering viewers the chance to win $25,000 by simply watching for on-air clues on the participating channels, and then entering online at

Bell Media will also promote Le Grand Débrouillage with a multi-platform campaign on television, radio, out-of-home, and online. Click here to watch the TV ad.

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; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed radio stations in 55 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 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including TMN GO and Bravo GO, 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

SOURCE: Bell Media

For further information:

Olivier Racette, Bell Media, 514 939 5001 x3193 or


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