The Bell Fund (formerly The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund) has invested in the production of digital media and new media projects associated with television productions since 1997. Bell TV makes annual contributions of $14 million to this Fund. In addition, the investments generated by a $10 million endowment resulting from the BCE/CTV Benefits provides the funding to support the development of digital interactive projects. Bell Fund also benefits from contributions from Bell Aliant.
The Bell Fund’s mandate is to advance the Canadian broadcasting system. The Bell Fund:
encourages and funds the creation of excellent Canadian digital media
stimulates partnerships and sustainable businesses in the broadcast, distribution and digital/new media sectors
funds, undertakes or publishes research and shares knowledge
enhances the national and international position of industry stakeholders.
The Bell Fund is a not-for-profit organization, certified by the CRTC as an independent production fund eligible to receive and administer contributions from broadcast distribution undertakings. It is governed by a nine member Board of Directors operating as an arms-length corporation with representatives from broadcasting, the television and digital media production sectors and from Bell TV and its affiliates.