CTV, Bell extend pact for mobile content
'Punk'd,' 'Chapelle's Show' among programmingTORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster CTV on Friday extended a supply agreement with domestic phone giant Bell Canada to include made-for-mobile content such as MTV's "The Hills" and "Andy Milonakis."
Toronto-based CTV will offer a host of U.S. shows on its Canadian channels, including "Punk'd," "Chappelle's Show" and "The Sarah Silverman Program" as well as NBA and other sports highlights.
The U.S. and Canadian programming available to mobile subscribers for a monthly fee will come from CTV channels including MuchMusic, the Comedy Network, the Sports Network, MTV, CTV Newsnet and Fashion Television.
As part of the monthly package, subscribers will gain access to select live and made-for-mobile channels from domestic broadcasters that includes CTV, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and the Weather Network.
There's also access to a clip catalog and premium channels for full-length episodes of HBO series along with Comedy Central's "South Park" and other shows.
CTV in 2006 launched two made-for-mobile video news services for Bell Canada mobile subscribers from its CTV News division and its Report on Business cable channel, since renamed the Business Network.