Bell expands mobile TV service following CTV acquisition completion

5 Apr 2011

Following the completion of Bell Canada’s parent BCE’s acquisition of broadcaster CTVglobemedia, the telco’s cellular division Bell Mobility has launched an expanded and enhanced version of its mobile TV service. The new line-up, available on smartphones and tablet computers includes live and on-demand access to new content from CTV, TSN, RDS and other brands in Canadian news, sports and entertainment media. Last month the Canadian Radio-television and Telecoms Commission (CRTC) approved BCE’s CAD1.3 billion (USD1.35 billion) purchase of CTVglobemedia, which is now a part of the group’s Bell Media unit. CTVglobemedia was established as Bell Globemedia in 2001 but BCE sold its majority holding in 2006, before this year’s re-acquisition of the company minus the Globe & Mail newspaper.