Canada: FilmRise content on Bell Media

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Bell Media, the Canadian media company, announced a partnership agreement for a range of FilmRise content across multiple genres available to Canadians on CTV Throwback and CTV Movies digital from Bell Media channels on CTV.ca and the CTV app.

The announcement was made jointly by FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and Bell Media Vice President, Content Development and Programming Justin Stockman.

The agreement includes the addition of more than 1,100 hours of content acquired by FilmRise to Bell Media. Programs include Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, unsolved mysteries, kitchen nightmares, childhood and foxtrap, among many others. FilmRise titles are available with no subscription or login required.

Daniel Gagliardi, Vice President of Digital Distribution and Business Development at FilmRise, said, “As consumer interest in AVoD continues to grow, this strategic partnership with Bell Media allows our content to visibility in North America. Now Canadian viewers will be able to watch the FilmRise programming they love for free. »

Justin Stockman, Vice President, Content Development and Programming, Bell Media, added, “This partnership allows us to deepen our content offering on CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, providing more titles and more choices for viewers.

The deal was brokered by Michael L. Smith of Warbun Consulting.

Karl M. Bailey