Canada Has a New Music TV Channel! Introducing Vintage-TV.

[For more than a year now, I’ve been working with Vintage-TV, a fantastic music channel based out of the UK with a reach through Europe, Russia, China, SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Think of it as the equivalent of magazines like Mojo or Record Collector; serious, thoughtful music TV with zero Kardashian-like content. The channel makes its debut this week on Shaw cable. Sample it online here. Email me if you want to know more–and if you cable company is Rogers, Bell, Cogeco, Eastlink or whatever, call them to tell them you want your Vintage-TV. – AC]

Vintage TV Canada to launch autumn 2016

Vintage TV is thrilled to announce its entrance to the Canadian market. Launching today, Vintage TV Canada is available exclusively on Shaw Cable on channel 178 (channel 140 in Winnipeg), Shaw Direct Classic on channel 519, and Shaw Direct Advanced on channel 219.

Vintage TV is more than a successful music channel; it is a brand that offers multiple touch points across a variety of platforms built around strategic partnerships. Vintage TV Canada is forging these relationships across different industries in Canada, from music labels, music awards and satellite radio to concert halls and even airlines with an exciting new partnership with Air Canada, who have signed a licensing deal to offer Vintage TV programming as in-flight entertainment.

Vintage TV Canada will be building on six years of experience and success within the brand. In the UK the channel has become one of the most popular destinations for music programmes – with an average daily reach of over 200,000 – beating the reach of a range of entertainment offerings delivered by major brands such as Sky, MTV, Discovery and BT.

As well as having access to more than 500 hours of original content produced by Vintage TV in the UK, the Canadian team will also be creating their own original programmes with Canadian artists, both established and up-and-coming.

Vintage TV Canada’s Creative Director is Alan Cross, an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker with 35 years in the broadcast and music businesses. Alan is excited to be part of Vintage TV’s vision in Canada, “I believe that Vintage TV is the kind of serious, intelligent music TV that Canada wants and needs. It’s not about lifestyle and celebrities. Vintage is a channel that treats music and artists of all eras with the respect they deserve”. Nathalia Browning is also on board as the General Manger of the channel.

Vintage TV Canada has the expertise of a diverse Board Of Directors, including Sunni Boot – former president and CEO at ZenithOptimedia Canada, Deane Cameron – President and CEO of The Corporation of Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall – former President and CEO of Capitol-EMI Music Canada and Rita Cugini, a communications industries expert.

 For more information, please visit

Vintage TV Canada contact: Channel Manager Nathalia Browning

[email protected]

Press contact: Sara French at Piñata Media (UK based)

[email protected] +44 7900 541 939


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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8 thoughts on “Canada Has a New Music TV Channel! Introducing Vintage-TV.

  • sounds great Alan! What options for watching the content will be available to those without a Shaw subscription?

  • Congratulations Alan. Well done.

  • Is there a reasonable chance of it getting wider distribution (for example Sasktel)? It looks awesome.

    • Fingers crossed. Call SaskTel tell them you want it. That’s the best way of getting their attention.

  • Get it now for the low, low cost of $20 a month plus $30 for the cost of your basic cable…and that’s not all! You will also pay $25 for the rental of your cable box.

    Ugggh, sorry for my frustration but I’m just so tired of the prices. It really should be getting cheaper.

    Anyways, well done Alan. I wish you the best of luck.

  • I see the tv commercial ad running quite a bit and it’s driving me crazy trying to figure out the name of the male artist in the blue pinstripe suit with the blue tinted glasses and big smile. Can anyone tell this artist’s name?


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