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Bell Media revenue rises to $3.22B for 2019

Parent co BCE said revenue derived from Crave and contract renewals with TV distributors helped drive the uptick.

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Crave unveils more stand-up specials

Produced in partnership with Just For Laughs Television, the new one-hour originals feature comedians like Aisha Brown, Graham Kay and more.

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Crave taps the French market by going bilingual

The Bell Media streaming service is adding 6,000 hours of French-language content, including its original series Pour toujours, plus un jour.

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The new showrunners: Evany Rosen and Kayla Lorette

The co-showrunners of Crave’s new Canadian comedy, New Eden, discuss navigating their roles, the development process and what’s next for them.

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TIFF partners with Crave to stream 2019 world premieres

TIFF Selects, a new collection on the Bell Media streamer, will bring the festival’s world premieres to Canadian audiences, including Antigone and The Twentieth Century.

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Shore, Trebek among Canadian Academy’s 2020 honourees

Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy, activist David Suzuki, writer Nathalie Younglai and actor Tina Keeper also join the list of Canadians to be honoured on Canadian Screen Week.

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Crave growth drives good results for Bell Media

Although TV ad revenue was down due in part to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the telco and media giant boasted a strong performance in various segments.

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CTV, Netflix say ‘I do’ with Jessica Mulroney

The celebrity stylist will lead a new unscripted series, titled I Do, Redo, to help couples get a do-over on their wedding day disasters.

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Eli Shibley to lead Letterkenny format sales

New Metric Media and WildBrain have sold the format in Germany and will work with Shibley to sell the format rights globally in regions such as Russia and the Nordics.

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Justin Stockman to lead brand partnerships at Bell Media

The former VP of premium SVOD and OTT takes the role VP of brand partnerships and client strategy following the departure of Alyson Walker.

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TIFF ’19: Magnolia, Voltage, Vertical take Canadian titles global

Once Were Brothers, The Rest of Us and Code 8 land worldwide sales deals as the festival kicks off.

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Canada’s streaming champion: Crave @ 5

After a tentative start in a difficult market, Crave has blazed new trails in Canadian streaming. Playback magazine went behind the scenes to find the secret of its success.