Who is Bell Media?
Much like Bell Canada, Bell Media is a subsidiary of BCE Incorporated, also known as Bell Canada Enterprises. This one company handles many forms of digital communications throughout Canada, be it radio, television, digital media and even Internet properties. Some notable products of Bell Media beyond Crave TV include the CTV and CTV2 networks, “iHeartRadio Canada” and “Bell Internet,” formerly known, and still commonly referred to, as “Sympatico.”
What is Crave TV?
Crave TV is a uniquely Canadian media platform that features exclusive Canadian content. It has also cooperated with several other well-known platforms to broaden its library, allowing Crave TV subscribers to access content provided by WarnerMedia, ViacomCBS and even Starz. Unlike Americans who would have to subscribe to each of those platforms on an individual basis, this partnership means that Canadians have a single stop for access to anything offered by HBO Max, Warner Brothers’ film division, Showtime, Comedy Central and the massive library of content connected to the “Star Trek” franchise.
The most recent reports of Crave TV‘s user base indicate that the media platform has been supplying entertainment to nearly 3 million households.
What Are Some Examples of Crave TV Original Content?
- “Letterkenny” is a Crave original that Americans have to use the Hulu streaming service to access. It is a single camera sitcom that takes place in Letterkenny, a fictional town based on series creator Jared Keeso’s hometown of Listowel, Ontario. The main characters are sibling farmers Wayne and Katy and Wayne’s friends, Daryl and “Squirrely Dan.”
- “Canada’s Drag Race” is a award-winning Canadian version of the well-known American reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Judges on this show have included Brook Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Amanda Brugel.