Today, Bell has announced a partnership with PressReader to bring over 6,000 newspapers and magazines to customers across Canada.
Bell Mobility customers who pay a $10 monthly subscription will gain access to various local, national, and international publications such as The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Washington Post, and more. All content provided as a part of the subscription, which will be translatable into 18 different languages, will be mobile friendly.
Bell is the first Canadian carrier to offer mobile access to the Vancouver-based PressReader platform. In a statement, Bell Mobility’s VP of Products and Services Nauby Jacob said:
“Canadians are using their smartphones and tablets to catch up on the news, conduct research or indulge in a great magazine feature, whether at home, at work or when they’re traveling. With PressReader now on Canada’s fastest and largest mobile network, Bell Mobility customers can access an unmatched range of leading newspapers publications from Canada, the U.S.A. and around the world on their mobile devices.”
In a statement, PressReader’s Chief Commercial Officer Igor Smirnoff said:
“Our innovative business models have already brought high-quality journalism to readers across the world. Bell is yet another industry leader that’s joining us in delivering trusted content in a way that makes sense to consumers. Canadians want a mobile reading experience that’s highly personalized. We’re giving them the options they want.”