– Canada's premium television streaming service has launched with Access Communications and is coming soon to Cable Cable, Nexicom, and Northwestel customers –
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TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Bell Media announced today it has reached distribution deals with Access Communications, Cable Cable, Nexicom, and Northwestel for its premium TV streaming service, CraveTVTM. These new distribution partners join Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV who have already signed on to carry CraveTV. With CraveTV now available to Access Communications customers, Cable Cable, Nexicom, and Northwestel will launch the service in the coming weeks.
"We are pleased to bring these four great companies on board, which furthers our strategy of making CraveTV available to as many people as possible on as many platforms as possible," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. "We continue to talk to all TV providers, and look forward to announcing additional partners in the coming months."
Access Communications is a 100% Saskatchewan-owned non-profit co-operative committed to providing exceptional communications and entertainment services to the 220 communities it serves. Cable Cable supplies television, Internet, and home phone services to the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ont. and surrounding areas. Nexicom is a local and family-owned telecommunications company that provides service to county of Peterborough, Ont. and surrounding communities. Northwestel is a telecommunications company serving residential and business customers in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, northern B.C., and High Level, Alta.
All you can watch, for $4/month. Created for TV lovers and devoted exclusively to television, CraveTVTM is Canada's premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV's most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles. Designed to complement the traditional television ecosystem, and available to all TV providers, CraveTV is currently available to Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, and Access subscribers and is coming soon to other television service providers. Available through traditional set-top boxes, the service will also be available via mobile apps, the web, game consoles, and smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.
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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; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 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, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; 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 www.bellmedia.ca.
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