Jacques Parisien to Depart Bell Media

— September 23, 2013

– Charles Benoît and Luc Quétel appointed Québec leads on Bell Media executive team –

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MONTRÉAL (September 23, 2013) – Bell Media announced today that Jacques Parisien, President, National Specialty and Pay TV, Radio, and Out-of-Home, has decided to depart Bell Media at the end of the year.

“On behalf of the national Bell Media team, I would like to thank Jacques for his counsel, leadership, and enthusiasm as we joined Astral with Bell Media. We look forward to working with him for the rest of this year, and wish him a very happy and rewarding future,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media.

“I have been at Astral for nearly two decades. I have seen it mature into the pride of Québec, and one of Canada’s most accomplished media organizations,” said Parisien. “Now, as Bell Media, the team has the resources and acumen to further flourish and succeed.”

Benoît and Quétel Become Quebec Leads
Reporting to Kevin Crull, Charles Benoît, President, Television and Radio, Québec and Luc Quétel, President, Astral Out-of-Home will join Luc Sabbatini, President, Bell Media Sales, Anne McNamara, Vice-President, Human Resources, and Gerry Frappier, President and General Manager, RDS, as the Québec leads on Bell Media’s executive team as of January 1, 2014.

“Congratulations to Charles and Luc,” continued Parisien. “I have worked with them for a long time and I have every confidence in them taking their organizations to the next level at Bell Media.”

About Jacques Parisien
Before joining Bell Media, Parisien was the Executive Vice-President and COO of Astral Media Inc. and President of Astral Radio. He was responsible for the company’s operation and growth strategy and has played a significant role in developing the vision of the new Bell Media. Parisien has spent his professional career in the communications industry, having worked for many years at Telemedia before joining Astral.

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed radio stations in 55 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.For more on Bell Media, please visit 

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