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February 22, 2013

Bell Mobile TV is First to Offer Mobile Coverage of Academy Awards Live and On-Demand

Today, Bell announced that live and on-demand coverage of the 85th Academy Awards will be available this coming Sunday on Bell Mobile TV, becoming the first to ever offer mobile TV access to the Oscars in Canada.

Customers of Bell Mobile TV can catch all of the sparkles and glamour of the CTV broadcast on Sunday, February 24, as well as a red carpet special hosted by Ben Mulroney and Leah Miller on CTV’s broadcast.

“CTV at the Oscars” will get the live and on-demand ball rolling at 6 pm ET, followed up by the 85th Academy Awards ceremony at 8:30 pm ET. Complete on-demand access will begin on February 25 for Bell Mobile TV subscribers.

Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Bell’s chief brand officer, said, “Bell Mobile TV is the first to offer live and on-demand mobile access on to the hugely popular Academy Awards, reflecting our commitment to deliver the best content to Canadians on the best networks.”

Bell Mobile TV offers a variety of on-demand and live sports, news, children’s channels, and entertainment including Bloomberg, CBC, TSN, BNN, CTV, RDS, Treehouse and many others – all available to watch on smartphones, tablets and superphones.

Canada’s largest communications company, Bell provides businesses and customers with solutions to their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, Bell Satellite TV, high-speed Bell Internet, and Bell Five TV, Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology services, as well as Bell Home Phone local and long distance.

Bell Media is also Canada’s premier multimedia company, with assets in digital media, television and radio, including CTV, the number-one television network in Canada, and some of the most watched specialty channels in the country.

Edited by Braden Becker

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