First, full disclosure: I’m the Creative Director of Vintage-TV. I’ve been working with its British parent company for almost two years now to get this thing happening. Back in October, the channel debuted in 2.4 million households on Shaw Cable out west. This week, it appeared on channel 700 of Rogers Cable.
Here’s the press release:
Vintage TV Canada launches on Rogers cable and satellite service – 7 June 2017
Second Canadian cable provider to carry the network dedicated to providing real music content 24 hours every day
Toronto—Vintage TV Canada, the nation’s only network focused solely on music performances, interviews, and carefully curated playlists, is delighted to announce it has been added to all subscription packages for Rogers customers. Vintage TV Canada is available on Channel 700, the first channel in the music and entertainment section of the dial. For some subscribers, the “music” button on their remotes will direct them to Vintage TV Canada instantly.
Launched in October 2016 on the Shaw Communications network, Vintage TV Canada derives its brand and ethos from seven-year-old Vintage TV in the UK, the most popular destination for music programmes in the country, routinely beating a wide range of entertainment offerings, including those carrying such eminent brands as Sky, MTV, Discovery, Sony and BT.
As well as having access to more than 800 hours of original content produced by Vintage TV in the UK, the Canadian channel is hard at work creating new programming, with some 40 hours already prepared, and more in the works. Among the artists featured on Vintage TV Canada are Tom Cochrane, Randy Bachman, Lights, Barenaked Ladies and many other legacy and up-and-coming Canadian talent.
Vintage TV Canada’s Creative Director, Alan Cross, is spearheading the effort to bring real music content to Canadian fans. “Vintage TV is committed to music and music programming that is of the utmost quality and unlike anything else available on TV. If you watch just once, you’ll be hooked,” he says.
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; Rita Cugini – a communications industries expert and former CRTC Commissioner; and Ivar Hamilton – VP Catalogue & Sports Music Marketing, Universal Music Canada.
For more information, please visit VintageTV.ca.