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Tracey Pearce Appointed Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media

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TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, announced today the appointment of Tracey Pearce to the role of Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media, effective immediately. Pearce will report directly to King while overseeing Bell Media's English-language, entertainment and factual specialty channels and digital platforms, including Discovery, Bravo, Space, The Comedy Network, Much, MTV, E!, among others, as well as pay services The Movie Network and HBO Canada. She will also serve on Bell Media's Programming Council, where she will consult on the overall acquisition and development strategies for all Bell Media channels.

"Tracey is a well-respected broadcast veteran with extensive cross-sector experience in all aspects of the business," said King. "She has been intricately involved with the company's major strategic decisions and executions for more than a decade, and brings deep-rooted relationships with both content providers and the independent production community. We're very happy to have secured Tracey to lead this increasingly important portfolio."

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Pearce joined the company in 2001, and most recently was Senior Vice-President, Business and Legal Affairs for Bell Media, where she oversaw all business and legal affairs for programming creation and acquisitions, as well as acted as lead counsel for Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. For the past several years, Pearce has resided in the United Kingdom with her family, where she continued to support Bell Media in an advisory role, particularly with the Consortium's broadcast of London 2012.

Prior to her role at Bell Media, Pearce was a partner at Goodmans LLP focusing on Communications Law including broadcasting, telecommunications, new media, and cultural policy. Pearce is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from York University, where she specialized in arts and new media.

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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