Bell TV to launch Family Channel Online and Playhouse Disney Online

Nov 2, 2009

     On demand, commercial free online access to great kids programming

MONTREAL, Nov. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell TV today announced the upcoming launch of Family Channel Online and Playhouse Disney Online. The on demand, commercial free services will be included with the Bell TV Family 1 theme pack subscription and accessible on any computer with high-speed Internet service within Canada.

Available November 11 through the Bell TV Online portal at, Family Channel Online and Playhouse Disney Online will provide subscribers with access to popular children's programming such as Hannah Montana, The Suite Life on Deck, Sonny With A Chance and Overruled! on Family Channel Online, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Franny's Feet and The Secret Life of Benjamin Bear on Playhouse Disney Online. For added convenience, subscribers can rewind, fast forward, play and pause online programming.

"Family Channel Online and Playhouse Disney Online are more great new value-added services we're bringing Bell TV subscribers through the Bell TV Online portal," said Kevin Crull, President of Bell Residential Services. "At no extra charge, parents who subscribe to the Family 1 theme pack will soon be able to enjoy the flexibility of accessing programming their kids love whenever and wherever they want. This addition to the Bell TV Online suite of services demonstrates once again why Bell TV is Canada's premier TV service."

Featuring the same easy-to-use parental controls already offered by Bell TV, parents have full control over the ratings, expanded ratings and site functionality that their children can access on Bell TV Online.

Family Channel Online and Playhouse Disney Online are part of Bell TV Online, an online portal delivering a compelling cross-platform entertainment experience. Bell TV customers can enjoy the added value of viewing TMN Online, ordering Pay Per View content, access to NHL Game Centre Live or viewing movies and TV series online. This unique portal delivers an unparalleled subscriber experience by extending the entertainment experience from the traditional TV screen to the Internet, a key component of Bell's three-screen strategy that works to deliver entertainment content on TV, computer and mobile-phone screens.

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Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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For further information: Julie Smithers, Bell Media Relations, (416) 528-9409,