Bell Media Studios


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Bell Media Studios & Bell Media Distribution
Bell Media Studios and Bell Media Distribution develop, create and distribute high-end, robust budget and leading-edge factual and entertainment television programming for the Canadian and international marketplace.

Bell Media Distribution, a leading supplier of first-class factual content for international markets, distributes Bell Media Studios programs to major international clients around the globe and brokers commissions and co-productions for its in-house producer Bell Media Studios.

Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital media, and more. Bell Media owns 35 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's highest-rated television network, and the French-language V network in Québec; 29 specialty channels, including leading specialty services TSN and RDS. Bell Media is Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of 50,000 faces in five provinces. The country’s digital media leader, Bell Media develops and operates websites, apps, and online platforms for its news and entertainment brands; video streaming services Crave, TSN Direct, and RDS Direct; and multi-channel network Much Studios. The company owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios; is a partner in Just for Laughs, the live comedy event and TV producer; and jointly owns Dome Productions Partnership., one of North America’s leading production facilities providers. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

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Canadian transplantation

CTV medical drama Transplant has topped the ratings at home in Canada and is now scoring success for NBC in the US. Bell Media president of content and programming Mike Cosentino explains the show is part of a much bigger story for the company.

Mike Cosentino
Mike Cosentino

Canadian medical drama Transplant is notable for a number of reasons. First and foremost, its central protagonist is a Syrian doctor who flees his war-torn homeland to build a new life in Toronto, played by Hamza Haq.

Second, having debuted on CTV in February just before the coronavirus pandemic hit, the 13-parter became the number one new show in Canada and was among a flurry of pick-ups from US networks facing content supply squeezes as a result of the global production shutdown.

The series, made by Sphère Média Plus in association with CTV and NBCUniversal International Studios, was picked up by NBC in June, while at the same time being renewed. It debuted in the US in September to impressive ratings, following in the tradition of titles like ER, Chicago Med and New Amsterdam.



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Mike Cosentino

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