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WELCOME TO CHANNEL ZERO

 
Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and a growing bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind and Silver Screen Classics. Launching mid 2015, Bloomberg TV Canada is the first of several platforms under Channel Zero’s leadership that will combine the best of Bloomberg’s global branded content with Bloomberg original and local Canadian subject matter. Also within the parent company’s portfolio are Channel Zero Digital, which owns popular sites Andpop and ChartAttack, and the digital companions of its broadcast brands; and Channel Zero World Media, which operates Bollywood Times, Mehndi TV and Halla Bol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channels. Channel Zero also operates Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company.
 
OUR TEAM

Our Television Brands

 

CHCH logo
CHCH started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces more original news programming than any other local television station in North America. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week.
Bloomberg TV Canada
Bloomberg TV Canada will deliver the best of Bloomberg’s global market information, essential Canadian business and financial news, and dynamic lifestyle programming to influential Canadian decision-makers. With local access to 30 journalists in six news bureaus in major markets across the country, and international access to 150 bureaus in 73 countries and 2,400 professionals worldwide – Bloomberg TV Canada becomes the first relevant business and financial information source for Canadians, providing its audience with a critical edge by connecting them to a vital network of information, people and ideas. Bloomberg TV Canada is owned by Channel Zero in Toronto and will operate from the heart of the financial district with studios at Brookfield Place and TSX. The service will be available on major cable TV, satellite and telco platforms across Canada. For more information, read the partnership announcement media release here.
Rewind Logo
Rewind is Canada’s first specialty channel that connects Generation X to the films they grew up watching. Featuring favourites from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Rewind will transport viewers back to the era of the VCR through daily access to some of the greatest films of all time. Rewind is available in Canada on Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Cogeco, MTS, Videotron and other Cable and Telco partners.
Silver Screen Classics Logo
Silver Screen Classics is the only Canadian TV channel specializing in classic films from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, bringing you legendary movie stars like John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, and many others.

Introducing Channel Zero Digital

 
Channel Zero Digital provides unique advertiser solutions that go beyond the banner. With a portfolio of high quality curated properties in the entertainment, news and music verticals, Channel Zero Digital brands appeal to a vast and varied audience. Our destination sites include Andpop, Chart Attack and the digital companion site, CHCH.com.
 
We specialize in creating custom integration opportunities for your brand through a host of original productions, celebrity interviews, and breaking news content.

Andpop
ANDPOP.com is one of Canada’s leading video pop culture websites, featuring the latest in breaking news and high quality video content. Targeting a new generation of teenage pop culture addicts, ANDPOP.com offers access to some of the world’s top celebrities, including One Direction, Justin Bieber and Daniel Radcliffe. ANDPOP.com produces a roster of video programming, including Small Talk, Way Back When, and Talking Sh*t.
ChartAttack
ChartAttack.com is dedicated to showcasing innovative music and getting to know the people who make it. The website is curated by a small team of independent and alternative music nerds, and is a hub for our high-quality video content, as well as our daily feed of awesome new music and original features. ChartAttack.com is the music guide for “indie-lectuals” – an educated, culture-focused demographic that is constantly online using mobile devices, and is highly sensitive to authenticity of voice and content.
CHCH
CHCH.com brings news and information for the Hamilton and Niagara regions to the second screen. The station produces more original news programming than any other local television station in North America. At chch.com, visitors can stream our late news programming and watch archived episodes of our popular news magazine shows.
Channel Zero Digital
For more info on Channel Zero Digital, visit channelzerodigital.com

This Is Channel Zero World Media

 

Halla Bol!
Halla Bol! is North America’s first 24-hour South Asian HD edutainment channel for 2 to 10 year-olds. Its multi-genre programming includes drama, action, game shows and cartoons, presented in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English.
Mehndi TV HD
Mehndi TV HD is focused on showcasing world class intelligent and entertaining programming catering to Canadian women of South Asian heritage.
Bollywood Times HD
Bollywood Times HD provides all-action all-the-time South Asian programming including blockbuster movies, comedy, horror, thrillers and late night talk shows.

AWARD WINNING OUAT MEDIA

 

Ouat Media
Specializing in the worldwide distribution of international short and documentary films

 

Ouat Media (pronounced “what”) is an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, providing high-profile and award-winning short form – and now feature film and television – content from the world’s top emerging filmmakers for all international platforms.

 

For more information about international sales representation, please email us!

Broadcasting Services Offered

 
TELEVISION STUDIO RENTAL FACILITIES
Channel Zero has several studio rental facilities available for TV, film and commercial production shoots. Featuring Studio A (50’ x 80’) and Studio B (28’ x 31’) in Hamilton and green screen virtual set capabilities in both Hamilton and Toronto, we have the space, equipment and crew available to accommodate your production needs.
 
BROADCAST SIGNAL ORIGINATION SERVICES
Channel Zero provides Linear Channel Signal origination for a number of outside clients. Services provided include content ingest, file based workflow, Final Cut editing for playout, closed captioning of content for playout as well as live captioning capability, and live production integration

CREATIVE SERVICES
Channel Zero offers professional, one-stop, award winning creative services from an experienced team of Writer/Producers, Editors and Graphic Artists who can guide you through the entire creative process.

For more information about any of the Broadcasting Services we offer, please contact us.

In the News

 

 BLOOMBERG AND CHANNEL ZERO TO LAUNCH NEW TV CHANNEL IN CANADA

(2015-02-26) Bloomberg TV Canada to offer Canadian Business Coverage with Global Perspective

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 CHANNEL ZERO BRINGS THE PINKERTONS TV SERIES TO CANADA

(2014-12-08) Channel Zero has teamed up with Canadian companies Rosetta Media and Buffalo Gal Pictures to produce the upcoming 22-episode action-adventure detective series set to premiere in Canada in the New Year, exclusively on CHCH.

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 SOUTH ASIAN KIDS TV CHANNEL TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVELY ON DISH NETWORK

(2014-07-30) Halla Bol! Kids TV, part of Channel Zero World Media, will become the first channel in the Hindi-language kids category on DISH Network this summer.

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 CHCH CELEBRATES ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY!

(2014-05-29) CHCH Announces CH-CHing! - Canada’s First TV Viewer Loyalty Program.

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 OUAT MEDIA RELEASES CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: UNCLAIMED

(2014-04-07) Channel Zero’s Ouat Media Inc. is proud to announce the upcoming release of UNCLAIMED (dir. Michael Jorgensen), a unique and compelling documentary about two men whose lives intersect through the burdens of war.

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 OUAT MEDIA WINS OSCAR AND CESAR AWARDS®!

(2014-03-03) Channel Zero’s Ouat Media Inc. is proud to announce JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING (AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE) (dir. Xavier Legrand) as the 86th Academy Award® winner for Best Live Action Short Film. The film was also the recipient of the César Award® (the equivalent of the Oscar for France) for Best Short Film.

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 BIG TALENT MEETS TINY TALENT ON CHCH THIS FALL

(2014-02-18) Today Channel Zero revealed the hosts of CHCH’s new Tiny Talent Time – one of the longest running and most-loved family shows in Canadian television history.

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 CHCH MAKES CANADIAN TELEVISION HISTORY

(2014-02-14) CHCH and Cogeco Cable Canada first to offer Television Advertising by geolocation in Canada.

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 WELCOME TO THE NEW CHARTATTACK.COM

(2014-02-14) Leading Canadian Independent Music Site Offers Richer Responsive User Experience and Innovative Opportunities for Brand Integration and Sponsorship

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 SOUTH ASIAN KIDS CAN NOW STROLL DOWN SESAME STREET

(2014-01-23) North America’s 1st South Asian Kids TV Channel Launches on Bell Fibe TV.
Free Preview now through February 20.

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 CANADIAN OLYMPIAN PERDITA FELICIEN JOINS CHCH NEWSROOM

(2014-01-07) Channel Zero announced today that two-time Olympian and World Champion Canadian Hurdler Perdita Felicien has joined the CHCH News Team.

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 IT’S BACK! CHCH NOW CASTING FOR TINY TALENT TIME.

(2013-12-30) Parents and kids are invited to join in the celebration of CHCH’s 60th Anniversary with the return of the iconic Tiny Talent Time. An Ontario-wide casting call to children under 12 years old begins today and runs until November 30th through online video submissions at www.chch.com/tinytalenttime.

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 CHCH REVEALS DETAILS FOR THE RETURN OF TINY TALENT TIME

(2013-12-30) CHCH TV is bringing back the iconic Tiny Talent Time - one of the longest running and most-loved family shows in Canadian history as part of its 60th Anniversary celebrations. Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available.

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 CHCH ON DEMAND NOW AVAILABLE ON SOURCE CABLE

(2013-12-30) At no extra charge, effective immediately Source Cable subscribers have access to a variety of CHCH original programs, with leading primetime dramas being added to CHCH’s On Demand offering imminently.

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 ANDPOP.COM TAKES POP CULTURE SITE TO NEW HEIGHTS

(2013-12-22) ANDPOP.COM Relaunch Positions Site for Maximum Premium Video Content

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Careers

Established in 2000, Channel Zero Inc. is an independent Canadian broadcaster that owns over-the-air station CHCH-TV and a growing bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind and Silver Screen Classics.

 

Our employees are passionate about what they do. With a fair degree of autonomy and independence, they work in a casual, creative and entrepreneurial environment. They are innovators ready to take on new challenges. If you like to work in a collaborative, fast paced, always changing environment where creativity thrives, Channel Zero may have a career opportunity for you.

 

Thanks for considering Channel Zero and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to receive updates about our current and future opportunities.

 

Channel Zero is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.

 

Current Opportunities

Programming Coordinator Programming Coordinator

Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an organized, enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, quick learner who is able to work with minimum supervision to join our dynamic Programming team.

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Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an organized, enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, quick learner who is able to work with minimum supervision to join our dynamic Programming team.

 

The role of the Programming Coordinator is to support the Programming department in the preparation of the programming, acquisitions and scheduling for all of the Channel Zero services.

 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist and support all programming initiatives for all of the Channel Zero services including: supporting the acquisition processes, collecting deliverable materials, data entry of programming information into various systems, title selection and programming
  • Responsible for the creation and reconciliation of on-air programming logs
  • Assist in all programming reports including regulatory and programming usage
  • Respond to producer and viewer queries and comments
  • Manage external program guides and daily rating reports
  • Create marketing and sales materials
  • Assist the department in creating, soliciting and/or developing projects to build new business opportunities
  • Occasional weekend on-call duty
  • Administrative duties such as expenses, scheduling and any additional support required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Successful candidate will possess:  

  • Knowledge of Broadview scheduling system or other related television programming software, an asset
  • Familiarity with the CRTC rules and regulations
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in film or television scheduling, an asset
  • Enthusiasm as a team player yet a self-motivated and a self-directed professional
  • Knowledge and passion for film and television
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and research abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills

 

Application Deadline:  February 13th 2015

 

Quoting ref# PC-2015-02, please send résumé and covering letter to:  careers@chz.com

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Co-operative Education (Co-op) and Internships

Channel Zero supports experiential learning as an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills through hands-on experiences and is pleased to offer a limited number of opportunities for Job Shadowing, Cooperative Education (Secondary school credit based ‘co-op’ programs) and Internships (recognized post-secondary programs).

 
Learn more about our Co-op and internship opportunities

Advertising:

Geoff Thrasher

General Sales Manager

geoff.thrasher@chz.com

416-366-9688 x 2075
905-645-2075

Marketing, Sponsorship & Media:

Rhonda Messieh

Marketing Manager

rhonda.messieh@chz.com

416-492-1595 x 2071

Television Channel Distribution:

Chris Fuoco

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

chris.fuoco@chz.com

416-492-1595 x 254

Channel Zero Digital:

Robert Ostfield
Managing Director
robert.ostfield@channelzerodigital.com
416-300-7904

Channel Zero World Media

Ron Maitra
ron.maitra@chz.com
416-857-3979

Ouat Media / Film Distribution

Fred Joubaud
General Manager
fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com
416-979-7380

For all other inquiries