To support Canadian media content makers in creating for and connecting with, audiences here and everywhere.
Since 1997 the Bell Fund has received over $200 million in financial contributions from Bell TV to support the development and production of cross-platform digital media and TV content. In 2001 the Bell Fund was awarded an endowment of $10 million from Bell TV, as a result of a tangible benefits package. The revenues generated by this endowment are made available for development funding.
In 2017, in order to implement the CRTC’s Revised Policy Framework for Certified Independent Funds, the Bell Fund retired its convergent production and development programs, as well as its performance accelerator and TV Development Online programs.
The Bell Fund is now launching three pilot programs with another to come in 2018, intended to support the Canadian media production industry in the production and discoverability of audio visual programming content as defined by the CRTC.
The Bell Fund is a not-for-profit organization. It has been certified by the CRTC as an independent production fund eligible to receive and administer contributions from broadcast distribution undertakings under section 29(2) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations.
The Fund is governed by a nine member Board of Directors which operates as an arm’s length corporation with representatives from broadcasting, television and digital media sectors and from Bell TV.
The Fund has offices in Toronto and Montreal.
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