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Quibi Secures Bell Media Content in First Canadian Programming Deal

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Canadian telecom Bell has become the first Canadian content provider for mobile-first streaming platform Quibi.

Bell Media's CTV News and TSN will provide news and sports as part of Quibi's Daily Essentials live-streamed program package. CTV News will stream on weekday mornings and evenings, as well as weekend mornings, while TSN daily sports updates will stream every morning, seven days a week. 

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Quibi launches in Canada and the U.S. April 6 and will be priced monthly at $6.99 Cdn with ads or $9.99 Cdn without ads. It will be $5 a month USD with ads and $8 USD without ads. 

"We are excited to partner with Bell and Canada's top news and sports brands from Bell Media to deliver daily curated programs that will provide Canadians all of the biggest moments and stories of the day in quick bites," said Jeff Katzenberg, founder and chairman of the board, Quibi.

"We're thrilled to expand our digital footprint in this partnership with the new and highly anticipated mobile platform, Quibi," said Randy Lennox, president, Bell Media. "Bell Media continues to adapt to the evolving media landscape by providing additional opportunities for our audiences to consume content more quickly on the innovative platforms of their choice."

Chelsea Anderson
Chelsea Anderson

Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.