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WELCOME TO CHANNEL ZERO

 
Founded in 2000, Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air station CHCH-TV and a growing bouquet of specialty channels that includes Rewind and Silver Screen Classics. The company is parent to Channel Zero Digital, which operates the popular online properties Andpop.com and ChartAttack.com, and the digital companions of its television broadcast brands. Channel Zero World Media is 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. Channel Zero has offices located in Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal and proudly employs more than 250 innovative and highly creative individuals.

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.
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

 

WELCOME TO THE NEW CHARTATTACK.COM  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 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 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. 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  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 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 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

Broadcast Technician Broadcast Technician

Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Broadcast Technician in Toronto. At Channel Zero, we are driven by a passion to build effective solutions. With change being a constant, the ideal candidate has the ability to adapt and change direction.

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Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Broadcast Technician in Toronto. At Channel Zero, we are driven by a passion to build effective solutions. With change being a constant, the ideal candidate has the ability to adapt and change direction.

 

This is a full-time position required for 3 to 4 overnight shifts per week.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and troubleshoot satellite transmissions, multiplexed signals and automation system operations for multiple broadcast streams and High-Definition channels.
  • Effectively communicate with supervisor, master control operators, vendors, clients and management on all issues affecting the transmission of channels
  • Provide support of master control operations.
  • Maintenance and installation of broadcast equipment.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of new channel launches and other technology projects.
  • Overnight shifts as well as scheduled on-call.

 

Key qualifications:

  • Broadcast Engineering Diploma/Degree or relevant experience in a broadcast engineering capacity.
  • Ability to work under pressure, make sound decisions and find effective solutions.
  • Competent technical ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high definition broadcast video/audio signals, with sound understanding of a variety of automation systems and video path flow.
  • Ability to work with multiple platforms (Linux, Windows 64-bit systems XP, 7 and Mac OSX) troubleshoot issues and test updates.
  • Excellent multitasking skills and great attention to detail.
  • Willing and enthusiastic about learning new technologies.
  • Must work well in team environment at the same time work well under minimal supervision.
  • Previous ability with microcontrollers is an asset.

 

Application Deadline: Open until position is filled

 

Quoting ref# BT-2014, 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

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

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

For all other inquiries