Bell Media’s Noovo Info news service to launch March 29

Bell Media has released more details about the launch of its new Quebec-based Noovo Info news service.

The Noovo network includes television stations in Montréal, Québec City, Saguenay, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, as well as affiliates in Gatineau, Rivière-du-Loup and Val-d’Or. Starting March 29, Noovo Le Fil, the network’s cornerstone news programming will make its debut.

As previously announced, national and local editions of Noovo Le Fil, will be anchored by Noémi MercierLisa-Marie BlaisMichel Bherer and Meeker Guerrier, airing daily in various time slots:

Noovo Le Fil 17 – Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. (60 minutes)
National segment (30 minutes), hosted by Noémi Mercier
Québec City, Mauricie, Estrie and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean editions, from 5:30 p.m., hosted by Lisa-Marie Blais
Montréal edition, from 5:30 p.m., hosted by Noémi Mercier

Noovo Le Fil 22 – Monday to Friday, 10 p.m. (30 minutes)
National segment, hosted by Michel Bherer
Québec City, Mauricie, Estrie and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean editions, from 10:10 p.m., hosted by Lisa-Marie Blais
Montréal edition, from 10:10 p.m., hosted by Michel Bherer

Noovo Le Fil weekend – Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
National edition, hosted by Meeker Guerrier

Contributors will include Yves BoisvertSophie Gagnon, Marie Grégoire, Louise HarelCamille LopezHugo MeunierElizabeth PlankMartine St-Victor and Alexis Wawanoloath, among others

Led by General Manager Jean-Philippe Pineault, the Noovo team will provide in-depth news coverage across Bell Media platforms, encompassing television, radio and digital news.

“A 360-degree, multi-platform news source that will roll out on television, radio and the web, Noovo Info will add greater editorial diversity and new viewpoints, which are essential to a democratic society,” said Suzane Landry, Vice-President, Content Development, Programming and News, in a release. “With our new show Noovo Le Fil, we want to spark dialogue about various issues while situating them within the Québec context.”

On Thursday, March 22, Noovo will air a documentary chronicling the development of the Noovo newsroom and exploring the current state of news in Quebec. Bell Media says the doc will broach a number of issues, including the role of journalism and freedom of the press as a global pandemic rages and social tensions are heightened. Among those who appear in the doc are journalists and hosts like Valérie Beaudoin, Yves Boisvert, Patrick Lagacé, Patrice Roy, Julie Snyder, Mutsumi Takahashi, and Patrick White.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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