Bell racks up one million mobile TV customers

Editor | 24-11-2013

Celebrating World TV Day, Canadian operator Bell has announced that it has now racked up one million customers for its mobile TV service only days after launching its CTV GO live and on demand TV everywhere service.

The leading operator calls outs TV services as a key driver of its ongoing competitive transformation and fundamental to the company's future growth. TV, wireless, Internet and media services now account for 82% of Bell's revenue.

Bell TV is said to be growing rapidly thanks to the company's fast-expanding Fibe TV network which gained 72,813 net new subscribers in Bell's most recent financial quarter, about 70% more than in the same period last year, doubling the Fibe TV customer base to approximately 420,000 since 2012.

The equally fast-growing Bell Mobile TV carries more than 40 channels of live and on-demand news, sports, entertainment and children's programming from a range of Canadian broadcasters. For its part, CTV GO offers access to more than 3,000 hours of programming from CTV and CTV Two on smartphones, tablets and computers. CTV GO joins TMN GO, the first ever Canadian TV everywhere product from a broadcaster to offer premium on demand programming, Bravo GO and RDS Go. Bell Media plans to launch TSN GO and CTV News GO services in the near future.

"World TV Day underlines the importance of television in informing, enlightening and entertaining Canadians, and just how quickly the sector is transforming," commented Kevin Crull, President of Bell Media. "With our focus on delivering new choices to consumers and enhancing competition in the Canadian TV sector, Bell is ready for the new world of television."