Vintage TV: Coming Soon to Canada

If you’re hankering for the days of music videos on TV, chances are you’re of–ahem–a certain age. Or maybe you’re the type that just can’t be arsed sorting through YouTube for hours on end. This is where Vintage TV comes in, a music channel that already has 10 million viewers in the UK and Europe. Think of it as what VH-1 could have been.

The focus is on viewers 35 and up (as well as people under 35 who want a little more context when it comes to music.) If, for example, you were a fan of the Spirit of Radio era of The Edge/CFNY, there’s a lot to like. And if you’re the kind of person who never, ever misses an issue of Mojo or Record Collector, then you’ll be pleased.

The channel is coming to Canada later this year–I’m doing some work with them–and I thought you might be interested in this quick promo.

A crew will be shooting some Canadian versions of a show called My Vintage next week. Here’s an example.

Telegraph music writer Neil McCormick also has a program called Needle Time. Imagine something like this with Canadian artists and performers who visit Canada. I’d love to host an interview show like this.

And there are all kinds of interesting live performances.

The company is working on securing carriage on cable companies across the country. There’s always the website, too. Give it a look. Stand by for more information.



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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