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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. Bloomberg TV Canada is the first of several platforms under Channel Zero’s leadership that combines the best of Bloomberg’s global branded content with Bloomberg original and local Canadian subject matter. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on Bloomberg.com, CHCH.com, Andpop.com and ChartAttack.com, as well as the top ad exchanges. Other divisions of Channel Zero include Channel Zero World Media, which operates Halla Bol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channel – and TV Asia; and Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario.

OUR TEAM (Click to expand)

Our Television Brands

 

CHCH logo
CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. 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. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.
Bloomberg TV Canada
Bloomberg TV Canada delivers the best of Bloomberg’s global markets information, essential Canadian business and financial news, and dynamic lifestyle programming to influential Canadian decision-makers. With input from 30 journalists in six news bureaus in major markets across Canada, and international access to 150 bureaus in 73 countries and 2,400 professionals worldwide – Bloomberg TV Canada becomes the first 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 operates from the heart of the financial district with studios at Brookfield Place and TSX. For more information, please visit bloombergtv.ca.
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. For more information, please visit watchrewind.com.
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. For more information, please visit SilverScreenClassics.com.

Digital Platforms

 
 
Channel Zero Digital brands appeal to a vast and varied audience, with a portfolio of high quality curated properties in the entertainment, news and music verticals. 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 news, daytime programming, and special event broadcasts.

Digital Solutions

 
 
Junction Digital, Canada’s newest digital sales agency, puts advertisers and publishers on the right track.
 

Junction Digital
Junction Digital is an online sales agency, contracting with publishers to sell digital advertising inventory in the Canadian market. The company offers advertisers inventory on Bloomberg.com, CHCH.com, Andpop.com and ChartAttack.com, as well as DSP Trading Desk services, providing advertisers access to inventory and third party data across top ad exchanges. Junction Digital delivers premium and programmatic advertising options, as well as targeted integrated solutions including video content production. For more information, please visit junctiondigital.ca.

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.
TV Asia
TV Asia is the first information and entertainment channel for the South-Asian community in North America. The network was founded in April 1993, by legendary Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan. TV Asia focuses on the Indian community within the US and Canada. It reaches out to the masses and brings them under the umbrella of culture, tradition and family.

AWARD-WINNING OUAT MEDIA

 
 

Ouat Media
Specializing in the worldwide distribution of international short films.

 

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

 

To date, Ouat Media has represented ten Academy Award® nominated short films including three Oscar® winners:

 

– CURFEW – Best Live Action Short Film – 2013

– GOD OF LOVE – Best Live Action Short Film – 2011

– THE LOST THING – Best Animated Short Film – 2011

 

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

 

 CHCH JOINS WAZE FOR BROADCASTERS TO BRING COMPLETE TRAFFIC INTELLIGENCE TO GOLDEN HORSESHOE DRIVERS

(2017-04-03) Partnership Delivers Real-Time Road Updates Straight From Drivers to Viewers

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 CHCH PRESENTS DOCUMENTED, AN ORIGINAL SERIES

(2017-03-30) DOCUMENTED brings award-winning Canadian documentaries to CHCH on Saturdays at 8pm

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 Settlement reached with Unifor as it relates to December 2015 CHCH restructuring

(2017-03-27) Channel Zero is pleased to announce a full and final settlement with Unifor as it relates to the matters of dispute in relation to the December 2015 restructuring of CHCH.

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 LILY JAMALI JOINS BLOOMBERG TV CANADA

(2017-01-19) Internationally versatile journalist to host new daily business news program Bloomberg Markets: Canada, beginning January 23.

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 ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS AND CHCH CONTINUE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP FOR 109TH YATES CUP

(2016-10-20) Coverage on CHCH will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 with a semifinal matchup, while the Quest for the 109th Yates Cup will conclude live on CHCH, Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m.

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 CHCH TO BRING BACK WEEKEND NEWS BROADCASTS

(2016-09-07) Live, half-hour newscasts at 6pm and 11pm to debut on Saturday, October 29

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 BLOOMBERG HOSTS INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU

(2016-03-16) On Thursday, March 17, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Bloomberg Editor in Chief John Micklethwait for a televised interview at the company’s New York headquarters.

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 BLOOMBERG TV CANADA LAUNCHES ON VIDEOTRON, DELIVERING BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS TO 1.5 MILLION QUEBEC HOUSEHOLDS

(2016-03-02) Bloomberg TV Canada today announced the launch of its service on Videotron, the largest digital TV provider in Quebec. Its availability on Videotron marks the channel’s continued commitment to providing the widest distribution nationwide and demonstrates the remarkable support the channel has received from Canada's pay TV community.

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 BLOOMBERG TV CANADA LAUNCHES NEW WEEKDAY SHOW - BLOOMBERG NORTH

(2016-02-23) Bloomberg TV Canada, operated by Channel Zero, today announced the launch of its latest Canadian program, Bloomberg North, a 30-minute show airing weeknights at 6pm and 9pm ET featuring an all-star anchor ensemble: Amanda Lang, Pat Kiernan and Rudyard Griffiths.

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 CHCH-TV IMPLEMENTS MAJOR RESTRUCTURING TO REMAIN ON THE AIR

(2015-12-11) CHCH-TV and its parent company, Channel Zero, have implemented a restructuring that will allow the channel to remain viable and for it to continue to deliver local news in the Greater Hamilton area.

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 BLOOMBERG TV CANADA LAUNCHES, DELIVERING BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS TO MORE THAN SIX MILLION CANADIAN HOUSHOLDS

(2015-11-17) Channel Zero, in partnership with Bloomberg, is pleased to announce the launch of Bloomberg TV Canada, the 24/7 Canadian business and financial news television channel.

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 ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS AND CHCH ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR BROADCASTING AGREEMENT

(2015-10-21) Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Channel Zero are excited to announce that CHCH will be the “official home of OUA,” beginning this fall with the Yates Cup playoffs.

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 AMANDA LANG, CANADA'S LEADING BUSINESS NEWS ANCHOR, JOINS BLOOMBERG TV CANADA

(2015-10-15) Bloomberg TV Canada is pleased to announce that Amanda Lang has joined its rapidly growing all-star team of talent as a producer and host of Bloomberg North.

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 PAMELA RITCHIE JOINS BLOOMBERG TV CANADA

(2015-10-13) Bloomberg TV Canada, the soon-to-be-launched 24/7 Canadian business and financial news television channel operated by Channel Zero, today announced its official launch will take place on November 16, 2015, and the first of several talent appointments, Pamela Ritchie has joined as Anchor of The Daily Brief.

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 CHCH ANNOUNCED AS THE CANADIAN BROADCASTER FOR SEVEN24 FILMS' WYNONNA EARP

(2015-09-30) SEVEN24 Films announced today that independent over-the-air broadcaster CHCH in Ontario has acquired Canadian broadcast rights to Wynonna Earp, the live action television series currently in production in Calgary. The 13-episode one-hour series is based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith.

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 CHCH TO BROADCAST FEDERAL LEADERS DEBATE ON CANADA’S FOREIGN POLICY SEPT 28 7PM

(2015-09-28) Channel Zero is pleased to announce that CHCH will be the only over-the-air broadcaster of The Munk Federal Election Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy, tonight at 7pm ET. This is Canada’s first-ever federal election debate devoted to foreign policy issues and will take place at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

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 CHCH TO AIR FEDERAL LEADERS DEBATE SEPT 17 8PM

(2015-09-16) Channel Zero is pleased to announce that CHCH will be the only over-the-air broadcaster of the 2015 LEADERS DEBATE in Ontario. The two-hour program will begin with a pre-show and wrap with analysis from the CHCH newsroom, hosted by CHCH evening news anchor Nick Dixon.

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 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

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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

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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

Computer Network Technician Computer Network Technician

Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Computer Network Technician. Based in Toronto, the successful candidate will maintain the IT infrastructures at the Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton locations. Shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights, weekends and on-call. If you have a passion for technology, consider joining our team in the fast-paced world of broadcast television.

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Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Computer Network Technician.   Based in Toronto, the successful candidate will maintain the IT infrastructures at the Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton locations.  Shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights, weekends and on-call.  If you have a passion for technology, consider joining our team in the fast-paced world of broadcast television.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver exceptional and quality service to all users of technology
  • Maintain the technical infrastructure on a day to day basis, utilizing practical knowledge of Server Systems, Desktop Systems, Switches, Firewalls and direct attached storage, VOIP Systems, Email Systems as well as other systems as required.
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance of computer systems and networks; keeping manager informed on all repairs and maintenance issues or other matters affecting operations.
  • Update and maintain asset records and drawings and create new ones as required.
  • Some travel will be required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Key qualifications:  

  • Dedication and commitment to quality and exceptional service delivery
  • A successful five year history of supporting a technical infrastructure and a proven ability to handle day to day needs of a small to medium sized office, supporting both technical and non-technical employees
  • “Out of the box” problem solving, sound decision making and strategic architectural planning, purchasing and implementation capabilities
  • Excellent communication, relationship management and reasoning skills
  • Practical knowledge of Linux (3+ years), Email Servers (3+ years), and VOIP (1 year or more with Asterisk); Server Systems, Desktop Systems, Macs, Switches, Firewalls and direct attached storage
  • Experience in the broadcast industry will be a definite asset

 

Application Deadline:  Open on www.chz.com/careers until position is filled

 

Quoting ref# CNT-2017-05, please send your résumé with cover letter and salary expectations, in confidence to:   careers@chz.com    (no phone calls please) 

 

Channel Zero Inc. is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

About the company:  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.  The newly launched Bloomberg TV Canada is the first of several platforms under Channel Zero’s leadership that combines the best of Bloomberg’s global content with locally produced Canadian subject matter.  Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on CHCH.com, BloombergTV.ca, Andpop.com and ChartAttack.com, as well as the top ad exchanges.  Other divisions of Channel Zero include Channel Zero World Media, which operates Bollywood Times, Mehndi TV and Halla Bol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channels, and Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company.  For more information, please visit www.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

Channel Zero World Media

Ron Maitra
ron.maitra@chz.com
416.857.3979

Junction Digital

Steve Macfarlane
Vice President
steve@junctiondigital.ca
416.492.1595 x 227

Ouat Media / Film Distribution

Inga Diev
General Manager
inga.diev@ouatmedia.com
+1.416.979.7380 x 2112

For all other inquiries