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FilmRise Licenses 1,000 Hours of Content to Canada’s Bell Media

New York-based film, TV studio and streaming network FilmRise June 9 announced a content licensing pact with Canada’s Bell Media to distribute more than 1,000 hours of movies and TV shows across Bell Media’s ad-supported streaming platform CTV Throwback and CTV digital movie channels on CTV.ca and the CTV app.

The deal includes “Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen,” “Unsolved Mysteries,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” and movies Boyhood and Foxcatcher, among others.

“As consumer interest in AVOD continues to grow, this strategic partnership with Bell Media enables our content to gain more visibility across North America,” Daniel Gagliardi, VP of digital distribution and business development at FilmRise, said in a statement.

“This partnership allows us to deepen our content offering on CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, delivering more titles and more choice for viewers,” added Justin Stockman, VP of content development and programming at Bell Media.

The deal was brokered by Michael Smith of Warbun Consulting.

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