The CRTC is choosing a new TV channel for Canada

The CRTC has a choice to make about who will be entrusted with the mandate to provide Canadians with national, regional and local Canadian based news and information and entertainment that reflects and celebrates Canada’s multiculturalism and multilingualism.

The CRTC is choosing a new TV channel for Canada

The CRTC has a choice to make about who will be entrusted with the mandate to provide Canadians with national, regional and local Canadian based news and information and entertainment that reflects and celebrates Canada’s multiculturalism and multilingualism.

See What Canadians From These Great Cities Have To Say

Toronto

Vancouver

Montreal

Innovative

CanadaWorld TV includes an extensive free companion VOD (video on demand) service that lets viewers watch even more shows on demand in even more ways and even more languages. Viewers will receive sports, entertainment and lifestyle programming on the VOD service. 

Public Service

CanadaWorld TV is not focused on profit margins over public service. The cost of CanadaWorld is only a fraction of the price others want to charge the system under their proposals.

Creative

All 20 top immigrant language communities in Canada will receive news and information programming multiple times a week. And with equal access to the prime times of the TV schedule, not just the wee hours of the late nights and early mornings.

Vision

CanadaWorld will be a major unifying force for Canada.  We love Canada and we love Canadians, wherever they come from and whatever languages they speak. We are a nation of immigrants and many arrive with limited or no knowledge of English or French.  For these Canadians, receiving news, information, public affairs and entertainment programs in their language of comfort can help them to thrive in Canada’s multicultural society.

Leadership

Being majority owned by immigrants and run by our most dedicated ethnic TV operators, CanadaWorldTV can be a powerful new voice.  This important service will not get lost in the balance sheet of a multibillion dollar telecommunications company.  It will not be controlled by the same giant companies that already dominate the media and telecom industry in Canada.

Track Record

CanadaWorld TV will be in the hands of Canada’s two most experienced ethnic specialty TV broadcasters. TLN offers 11 TV channels in 3 languages. And ATN serves Canada’s diverse communities with 54 specialty television channels. Plus ATN and TLN are involved in radio, live events, production and international distribution. CanadaWorld TV’s schedule includes news, public affairs and documentary programming in collaboration with CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s trusted news source.

Questions and Answers

  • CanadaWorld TV is a new TV channel for everyone regardless of ethnic origin and language. It will broadcast in a minimum of 20 languages and include a free VOD (video on demand) service that will have programs in 40 languages.
  • CanadaWorld TV is created, controlled and will be run by the most dedicated ethnic minority media executives in Canada who have served millions of ethnic Canadians for decades.
  • CanadaWorld TV will NOT be controlled by the same giant companies that already dominate the media and telecom industry in Canada.
  • CanadaWorld will be a major unifying force for Canada.  We are sensitive to the needs of immigrant Canadians because we are immigrants ourselves.
  • Last year, the CRTC found that Rogers OMNI TV does not fully meet Canadians’ expectations for a national flagship multilingual TV channel.
  • The CRTC invited applications for a new multi-ethnic TV service focused on national, regional and local news and information shows with a Canadian point of view.
  • The CanadaWorldTV proposal is a finalist in the selection process.
  • If approved by the CRTC, CanadaWorld TV will launch September 2020.
  • It is essential to keep all Canadians well informed and plugged into Canadian society
    with Canadian news and information in their native languages. 
  • CanadaWorld will be a major unifying force for Canada.  We love Canada and we love Canadians, wherever they come from and whatever languages they speak. 
  • CanadaWorld TV will also extend its reach globally to showcase to the world what we all love about living in Canada.  Because Canada is a model for the world, admired globally for having a society that is the world’s best example of multiculturalism that works.
  • CanadaWorldTV is created and controlled by immigrant Canadians, multicultural media leaders with long and distinguished track records in ethnic TV who have demonstrated their ongoing support for Canadian multicultural communities.
  • Dr. Shan Chandrasekar founder, President and CEO, Asian Television Network (ATN) and Aldo DiFelice, President of TLN Media Group.
  • Together, ATN and TLN already serve ethnic populations of over 4 million Canadians.
  • CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s trusted news source, will collaborate with CanadaWorld TV to include news, public affairs and documentary programming in immigrant languages.
  • CanadaWorld TV includes the participation and support of Corus Entertainment, and the
    longtime ethnic minority community shareholders of Telelatino Network.
  • CanadaWorld TV’s schedule features news, public affairs and documentary programming in collaboration with CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s trusted news source.
  • A strong commitment to Canadian news and information for newcomers and minority language speakers. Local, Regional and National news from across Canada, every day.
  • CanadaWorld TV includes specially produced and selected documentaries, major sports, world films, lifestyle, dramas and great music specials.
  • CanadaWorldTV will cover virtually all languages and communities: Chinese, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Western and Eastern European and Latin American.
  • Every community will have access to prime time of the TV schedule, no one will be pushed only into the corners of the TV schedule.
  • CanadaWorld TV will be seen by 100% of TV subscribers at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
  • CanadaWorld TV will include FREE VOD (video on demand), to catch up on shows and to see new shows in over 40 languages selected to interest and benefit Canadians.
  • The cost of CanadaWorld TV will be paid by TV system providers, not consumers. And CanadaWorld TV is not focused on profit margins over public service. The cost of CanadaWorld TV is a fraction of the price others want to charge the system under their proposals.

 

Friends of Multiculturalism

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

TLN Media Group proudly welcomed Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau to our Montreal office on the occasion of ‘Semaine Italienne’. TLN host Camila Gonzalez conducted an exclusive interview with the PM to discuss diversity in media, Italian and Hispanic culture and the overall contributions of the country’s thriving ethnic groups to Canadian society. We salute and thank our Prime Minister for supporting multiculturalism in Canadian media, sport and society. We stand with you.

Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez

TLN’s Camila Gonzalez interviews the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Pablo Rodriquez, as they discuss Canadian culture in an ever-changing media landscape. Rodriquez explains his unique position as minister in creating opportunities for artists, writers and all creators in Canada while giving them a platform to connect to communities.

Mayor of Toronto, John Tory

The Magic of Toronto

City of Toronto Mayor John Tory expresses the ways TLN has evolved over the years, how ethnic programming unites audiences and the magic of an inclusive, multicultural city.

Willowdale MP, Ali Ehsassi supports CanadaWorld TV

Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale talks to TLN Host Antonio Giorgi about why he is supporting CanadaWorld TV and the importance of this much-needed service for multicultural communities across his riding and across Canada.

MP Judy Sgro speaks about the importance of CanadaWorld TV

The Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for Humber River-Black Creek and former Minister of Citizen and Immigration, discusses the importance of a culturally inclusive channel like CanadaWorld TV and why TLN and ATN’s extensive experience in ethnic television deems them the best candidates to make this channel a reality for all Canadians.

Mp Francesco Sorbara Talks About Canadaworld TV

Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge speaks with reporter Camila Gonzalez about our new CanadaWorld TV channel initiative. Learn more at canadaworld.tv.

Marco Mendicino, Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence talks CanadaWorld TV

Marco Mendicino, Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence talks CanadaWorld TV, why he and his colleagues on Parliament Hill are already supporting the TLN led application, and why all Canadians will too. Marco also shares his Italian family’s immigration story – from Calabria to Canada with love.

Stan Cho, Ontario PC Candidate: Willowdale

Second-generation Colombian-Canadian Camila Gonzalez speaks with, second-generation Korean Canadian Stan Cho about his family’s immigrant success story and our new CanadaWorld TV channel initiative. The urge to create unity and the passion for being Canadian is strong.

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Michael Tibollo ( Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, MPP for Vaughan-Woodbridge)

Celebrating Culture in Canada

Minister Michael Tibollo describes multiculturalism as a Canadian value and how TLN provides opportunities to connect and celebrate culture.

Maria Vorobieva, International Public Affairs expert and ethnic TV executive speaks with TLN

Russian-Canadian Maria Vorobieva, whose career has taken her around the world, from charitable fundraising in Manhattan to ethnic broadcasting in Toronto to top senior advisor to Canada’s former Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & Multiculturalism, stopped by TLN Media Group last week to discuss her views on multilingual multi-ethnic television in Canada and why it can be a bridging tool to bring all Canadians together.

Tech entrepreneur Marcus Anderson supports CanadaWorld TV

Reminiscing about his father’s arrival in Canada as an immigrant from the West Indies without even a coat to wear, tech entrepreneur Marcus Anderson, President Broadplay Inc., CMO ePIC Blockchain Technologies Inc. discusses Canadian multiculturalism and the need for CanadaWorld TV.

Interview with Silvana Tibollo, President, National Congress of Italian Canadians

Thank you to the National Congress of Italian Canadians and their President, Silvana Tibollo for their support of CanadaWorld TV. Silvana talks to our TV host, Antonio Giorgi about the importance of such a service and what makes it stand apart from other proposals. In her immigration story, Silvana pays tribute to her parents who left Italy and built new lives for their families in Canada.

Fahim Khan, Senator – Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science at Ryerson University

Originally from Bengladesh, Fahim and his family have called Canada home for the last 7 years. Today, Fahim is the Lead Campus Engagement Ambassador at Ryerson University. In this clip, Fahim talks about the need for CanadaWorld TV, why it matters to all ethnic communities in Canada, and why he is supporting TLN’s bid to deliver Canada’s national multi-ethnic, multilingual channel.

Deanna Sgro, Ontario Liberal Candidate for Humber River-Black Creek

Deanna Sgro, Ontario Liberal Candidate for Humber River-Black Creek speaks about the importance of Canadian diversity and why she believes CanadaWorld TV is a great endeavor that will service many different immigrant communities while showcasing the cultural mosaic that makes up our beautiful country.

David Rocco ( TLN Personality/Producer )

Working Together with David Rocco

David Rocco – TLN personality, Producer and host – explains how TLN is significant to Canadian audiences in bridging cultures and talks about his own experiences as a Canadian media professional.

Pati Jinich(TLN Personality, Pati’s Mexican Table)

Pati Jinich’s Mexican-Canadian Table

TLN personality and host of Pati’s Mexican Table discusses the importance of sharing culture by way of cuisine and finding her Canadian home at TLN.

Nino Ricci (Multi-award winning Author)

TLN’s Novel Ideas with Novelist Nino Ricci

Celebrated novelist, Nino Ricci speaks strongly of TLN’s role in a Canadian multicultural society and his experiences as a writer from an ethnic background.

Dominique Corti ( President of the Piero & Lucille Corti Foundation / Producer )

From Uganda to Canada

President of the Piero & Lucille Corti Foundation, Domenique Corti describes her life experience and how TLN has shaped her understanding of bridging cultures in Canada and her home country of Uganda.

Sean Cisterna ( Producer )

Creating with TLN

Producer Sean Cisterna outlines TLN’s impact in creating unique global content for a variety of audiences and uniting cultures through their shared love of food, family, travel and sports.

Francis Mitchell (Riverbank Pictures/ Producer)

Inspiring Canadians

Producer Francis Mitchell gives insight into his projects with TLN and the network’s ability to inspire viewers and creators in Canadian broadcasting.

Jaime Escallon-Buraglia ( Producer )

Storytelling in Communities

Producer Jaime Escallon-Buraglia speaks about TLN Media Group’s voice in communities and how the network is committed to telling the stories that other media outlets neglect.

Filippo Campo ( Producer )

Growing up with TLN

Describing his upbringing with TLN, Producer Filippo Campo tells of his family’s integration into Canada through TLN’s programming.

Alicia Vandermeer ( Deputy Director & Chief Advancement Officer – Art Gallery of Ontario )

Arts, Culture and TLN

From an arts and culture perspective, Deputy Director of the AGO Alicia Vandermeer details TLN’s contribution to the gallery, its leadership in a cultural sector and its growing opportunities in community organizations.

Josie Verrillo (Director General National Congress of Italian-Canadians Montreal)

Bringing People Together

Josie Verrillo talks about TLN and Mediaset Italia’s commitment to the communities it serves and creating cultural connections.

Gianni Leonetti (President CIBPA Hamilton-Halton)

Partnering with TLN

President of CIBPA Hamilton-Halton, Gianni Leonetti discusses TLN’s strong and influential presence in the Hamilton community.

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