Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and specialty channels Rewind & Silver Screen Classics. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites and social media platforms and beyond via our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, and Channel Zero Studios, a creative production arm that brings scripted and unscripted projects to life with innovative partnerships. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit chz.com.
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In addition, we specialize in creating custom integration opportunities for your brand through a host of original productions and breaking news content.
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
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.
CHCH JOINS THE INNOVATION DRIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD
(2021-06-16) CHCH has taken up a temporary “Summer Camp” residence at the Hamilton Technology Centre on Innovation Drive
CHANNEL ZERO LAUNCHES STUDIO DIVISION
(2019-11-22) Led by industry veteran Jennifer Chen, Channel Zero Studios will produce original scripted content for all platforms
ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY ACTION COMES TO CHCH-TV
(2018-12-13) OJHL inks broadcast partnership with CHCH for slate of weekly matchups in 2018-2019 season
CHCH FINDS NEW HOME IN HAMILTON
(2018-10-17) New Broadcast Facility to Open on Innovation Drive by Spring 2021.
CHCH PRESENTS andPOP, A NEW WEEKLY POP CULTURE SHOW
(2018-03-15) The new half hour series premieres on CHCH March 22 at 10:30pm.
CHCH AND MOTION CONTENT GROUP LAUNCH DRAMA DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
(2018-01-31) CHCH and Motion Content Group today announce a partnership to invest in the creation of original high-quality Canadian programming with international appeal.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS TV SPECIAL TO AIR ON CHCH-TV™ & YES TV®
(2017-12-19) Just in time for the holiday season, Yes TV and CHCH-TV present a joint broadcast of Spirit of Christmas, a TV special filled with holiday music, story and inspiration, airing December 22nd through 26th, 2017.
(2017-11-28) The CTRC renewal applications for CHCH, Rewind and Silver Screen Classics can be accessed at the following link:
CHCH PRESENTS 2017 FALL SCHEDULE AND PREMIERE DATES
(2017-09-06) Featuring the Canadian Broadcast Premiere of HOUSE OF CARDS and a new season of Golden Globe®-nominated drama EMPIRE.
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
CHCH PRESENTS DOCUMENTED, AN ORIGINAL SERIES
(2017-03-30) DOCUMENTED brings award-winning Canadian documentaries to CHCH on Saturdays at 8pm
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.
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.
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.
CHCH TO BRING BACK WEEKEND NEWS BROADCASTS
(2016-09-07) Live, half-hour newscasts at 6pm and 11pm to debut on Saturday, October 29
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
CHCH CELEBRATES ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY!
(2014-05-29) CHCH Announces CH-CHing! - Canada’s First TV Viewer Loyalty Program.
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.
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.
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.
CHCH MAKES CANADIAN TELEVISION HISTORY
(2014-02-14) CHCH and Cogeco Cable Canada first to offer Television Advertising by geolocation in Canada.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANDPOP.COM TAKES POP CULTURE SITE TO NEW HEIGHTS
(2013-12-22) ANDPOP.COM Relaunch Positions Site for Maximum Premium Video Content
Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and a bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind, Silver Screen Classics, and Halla Bol Kids TV, Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channel. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites, as well as through our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company
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.
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Channel Zero is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.
Since 1954, CHCH-TV has been one of Canada’s leading local heritage stations, serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara with a strong commitment to quality news programming. We have an immediate opening for the position of a Full-Time Technology Operations Supervisor. In this non-union position, you will supervise the Technology Operations staff at CHCH and lead an IT centric team that oversees the technical infrastructure of the Hamilton Facility
Since 1954, CHCH-TV has been one of Canada’s leading local heritage stations, serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara with a strong commitment to quality news programming. We have an immediate opening for the position of a Full-Time Technology Operations Supervisor. In this non-union position, you will supervise the Technology Operations staff at CHCH and lead an IT centric team that oversees the technical infrastructure of the Hamilton Facility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Reference# CHCH-TOS-2021-02
21950015 Ontario 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.
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.
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). Cooperative Education and Internship opportunities include roles in HR, Accounting, Marketing and Sales (along with the traditional Broadcast roles)
Students interested in completing their placement hours with Channel Zero should send their résumé along with a cover letter listing their school, program of study and program requirements to email@example.com
All opportunities are screened to ensure they provide real work experience in a safe learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, following safe practices and supervised learning experiences.
A Ministry of Education Work Education Agreement form must be completed and signed by all parties prior to student placement. As students are not employed by Channel Zero, this form is required to ensure the students’ coverage under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Students do not receive hourly wages or a salary for their placement component hours. However, students involved in identified field placements may receive an honorarium, expense and/or transportation allowance.
Other approved internship programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, individuals looking for work experience outside of recognized school co-op and internship programs should apply to our paid part-time and/or contract opportunities posted on our careers page.
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