CBC Television is a Canadian English language broadcast television network, owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the national public broadcaster. The network began operations on September 6, 1952, its French-language counterpart is Ici Radio-Canada Télé. Headquartered at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, CBC Television is available throughout Canada on over-the-air television stations in urban centres and as a must-carry station on cable and satellite television. All of the CBC's programming is produced in Canada. Although CBC Television is supported by public funding, commercial advertising revenue supplements the network, in contrast to CBC Radio and public broadcasters from several other countries, which are commercial-free. CBC Television provides a complete 24-hour network schedule of news, sports and children's programming. On October 9, 2006 at 6:00 a.m. the network switched to a 24-hour schedule, becoming one of the last major English-language broadcasters to transition to such a schedule.
Most CBC-owned stations signed off the air during the early morning hours. Instead of the infomercials aired by most private stations, or a simulcast of CBC News Network in the style of BBC One's nightly simulcast of BBC News Channel, the CBC uses the time to air repeats, including local news, primetime series and other programming from the CBC library, its French counterpart, Ici Radio-Canada Télé, still signs off every night. While there has been room for regional differences in the schedule, as there is today, for CBC-owned stations, funding has decreased to the point that most of these stations only broadcast 30 to 90 minutes a day of locally produced newscasts, no other local programming; until 1998, the network carried a variety of American programs in addition to its core Canadian programming, directly competing with private Canadian broadcasters such as CTV and Global. Since it has restricted itself to Canadian programs, a handful of British programs, a few American movies and off-network repeats.
Since this change, the CBC has sometimes struggled to maintain ratings comparable to those it achieved before 1995, although it has seen somewhat of a ratings resurgence in recent years. In the 2007-08 season, popular series such as Little Mosque on the Prairie and The Border helped the network achieve its strongest ratings performance in over half a decade. In 2002, CBC Television and CBC News Network became the first broadcasters in Canada that are required to provide closed captioning for all of their programming. On those networks, only outside commercials need not be captioned, though a bare majority of them are aired with captions. All shows, billboards and other internal programming must be captioned; the requirement stems from a human rights complaint filed by deaf lawyer Henry Vlug, settled in 2002. Under the CBC's current arrangement with Rogers Communications for National Hockey League broadcast rights, Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts on CBC-owned stations and affiliates are not technically aired over the CBC Television network, but over a separate CRTC-licensed part-time network operated by Rogers.
This was required by the CRTC as Rogers exercises editorial control and sells all advertising time during the HNIC broadcasts though the CBC bug and promos for other CBC Television programs appear throughout HNIC. The CBC's flagship newscast, The National, airs Sunday through Fridays at 10:00 p.m. local time and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. EST; until October 2006, CBC owned-and-operated stations aired a second broadcast of the program at 11:00 p.m.. This second airing was replaced with other programming, as of the 2012-13 television season, was replaced on CBC's major market stations by a half-hour late newscast. There is a short news update, at most, on late Saturday evenings. During hockey season, this update is found during the first intermission of the second game of the doubleheader on Hockey Night in Canada; the show is simultaneously broadcasts rolling coverage from CBC News Network from noon to 1 p.m. local time in most time zones. In addition to the mentioned late local newscasts, CBC stations in most markets fill early evenings with local news programs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. while most stations air a single local newscast on weekend evenings.
Weekly newsmagazine the fifth estate is a CBC mainstay, as are documentary series such as Doc Zone. One of the most popular shows on CBC Television is the weekly Saturday night broadcast of NHL hockey games, Hockey Night in Canada, it has been televised by the network since 1952. During the NHL lockout and subsequent cancellation of the 2004-2005 hockey season, CBC instead aired various recent and classic movies, branded as Movie Night in Canada, on Saturday nights. Many cultural groups suggested the CBC air games from minor hockey leagues. Other than hockey, CBC Sports properties include Toronto Raptors basketball, Toronto FC Soccer, various other amateur and professional
Power & Politics
Power & Politics is a Canadian television news program focused on national politics, which airs live daily on CBC News Network from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time weekdays and as a syndicated podcast; the program originates from the CBC's Ottawa studios. The program launched on October 26, 2009 as a replacement for the long-running CBC News: Politics, which had ended its run the preceding May with the retirement of host Don Newman; the new program was hosted by CBC journalist Evan Solomon. In September 2011, Rosemary Barton was added as host of the program's Friday edition after Solomon was named host of CBC Radio One's The House. Barton served as substitute host on other days if Solomon was unavailable, other CBC political journalists filled in as well. After Solomon's dismissal from the CBC on June 9, 2015, Barton served as the interim host of the show, with Terry Milewski as a back-up. On January 5, 2016, the CBC named Barton as the permanent host of the show. Following Barton's departure from the show in September 2017 upon being named one of the new anchors of The National, the show was hosted by various interim hosts including David Cochrane, Catherine Cullen and Terry Milewski.
In March 2018, Vassy Kapelos was named the new permanent host of the show
Exhibitionists (TV series)
Exhibitionists is a Canadian documentary series that premiered on CBC Television on October 4, 2015. Exhibitionists is young and born of a passionate and personal connection with innovating artists across genres from diverse communities across Canada, it features provocative artists working in all mediums who are disrupting the status quo whilst celebrating their cultures. From a young poet who conquered Instagram to an daring feminist graffiti artist, Exhibitionists captures their stories. Topical and riveting, Exhibitionists is the go-to destination to discover Canada's fresh and diverse talents, to get up close and personal with established icons. Hosted by actor and educator Amanda Parris, Exhibitionists is an anthology of fast-paced short docs paired with excerpts of other CBC Arts digital series and the best arts-related content from across the CBC, it is produced by CBC Arts. Trey Anthony - playwright Margaret Atwood - writer Torquil Campbell - actor Director X - filmmaker Xavier Dolan - filmmaker Atom Egoyan - filmmaker Louise Lecavalier - dancer Ness Lee - artist Owen Pallett - musician Lido Pimienta - musician Djanet Sears - playwright Vivek Shraya- artist Jacob Tremblay - actor Lena Waithe - writer Ai Weiwei - artist'Exhibitionists
1080i is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television and high-definition video. The number "1080" refers to the number of horizontal lines on the screen; the "i" is an abbreviation for "interlaced". A related display resolution is 1080p, which has 1080 lines of resolution; the term assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, so the 1080 lines of vertical resolution implies 1920 columns of horizontal resolution, or 1920 pixels × 1080 lines. A 1920 pixels × 1080 lines screen has a total of 2.1 megapixels and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. This format is used in the SMPTE 292M standard; the choice of 1080 lines originates with Charles Poynton, who in the early 1990s pushed for "square pixels" to be used in HD video formats. Within the designation "1080i", the i stands for interlaced scan. A frame of 1080i video consists of two sequential fields of 540 vertical pixels; the first field consists of all odd-numbered TV lines and the second all numbered lines.
The horizontal lines of pixels in each field are captured and displayed with a one-line vertical gap between them, so the lines of the next field can be interlaced between them, resulting in 1080 total lines. 1080i differs from 1080p, where the p stands for progressive scan, where all lines in a frame are captured at the same time. In native or pure 1080i, the two fields of a frame correspond to different instants, so motion portrayal is good; this is true for interlaced video in general and can be observed in still images taken of fast motion scenes. However, when 1080p material is captured at 25 or 30 frames/second, it is converted to 1080i at 50 or 60 fields/second for processing or broadcasting. In this situation both fields in a frame do correspond to the same instant; the field-to-instant relation is somewhat more complex for the case of 1080p at 24 frames/second converted to 1080i at 60 fields/second. The field rate of 1080i is 60 Hz for countries that use or used System M as analog television system with 60 fields/sec, or 50 Hz for regions that use or used 625-lines television system with 50 fields/sec.
Both field rates can be carried by major digital television broadcast formats such as ATSC, DVB, ISDB-T International. The frame rate can be implied by the context, while the field rate is specified after the letter i, such as "1080i60". In this case 1080i60 refers to 60 fields per second; the European Broadcasting Union prefers to use the resolution and frame rate separated by a slash, as in 1080i/30 and 1080i/25 480i/30 and 576i/25. Resolutions of 1080i60 or 1080i50 refers to 1080i/30 or 1080i/25 in EBU notation. 1080i is directly compatible with some CRT HDTVs on which it can be displayed natively in interlaced form, but for display on progressive-scan—e.g. Most new LCD and plasma TVs, it must be deinterlaced. Depending on the television's video processing capabilities, the resulting video quality may vary, but may not suffer. For example, film material at 25fps may be deinterlaced from 1080i50 to restore a full 1080p resolution at the original frame rate without any loss. Preferably video material with 50 or 60 motion phases/second is to be converted to 50p or 60p before display.
Worldwide, most HD channels on satellite and cable broadcast in 1080i. In the United States, 1080i is the preferred format for most broadcasters, with Inc.. Viacom, AT&T, Comcast owned networks broadcasting in the format. Only Fox-owned television networks and Disney-owned television networks, along with MLB Network and a few other cable networks use 720p as the preferred format for their networks. Many ABC affiliates owned by Hearst Television and former Belo Corporation stations owned by TEGNA, along with some individual affiliates of those three networks, air their signals in 1080i and upscale network programming for master control and transmission purposes, as most syndicated programming and advertising is produced and distributed in 1080i, removing a downscaling step to 720p; this allows local newscasts on these ABC affiliates to be produced in the higher resolution to match the picture quality of their 1080i competitors. Some cameras and broadcast systems that use 1080 vertical lines per frame do not use the full 1920 pixels of a nominal 1080i picture for image capture and encoding.
Common subsampling ratios include 3/4 and 1/2. Where used, the lower horizontal resolution is scaled to capture and/or display a full-sized picture. Using half horizontal resolution and only one field of each frame results in the format known as qHD, which has fram
Marketplace (Canadian TV program)
CBC Marketplace is a Canadian newsmagazine television program, broadcast on CBC Television since 1972. The program is a consumer advocacy newsmagazine, which airs investigative reports on issues such as product testing and safety, fraudulent business practices and other news issues of interest to product and service consumers; the program was influential in the banning of urea formaldehyde foam insulation and lawn darts in Canada, the legislation of warnings on exploding pop bottles, successful prosecution of retailers for false advertising, new standards for bottled water and drinking fountains, new regulations to make children's sleepwear less flammable, the implementation of safer designs for children's cribs. Marketplace was hosted by Joan Watson and George Finstad. Other hosts have included Bill Paul, Harry Brown, Norma Kent, Jacquie Perrin, Christine Johnson, Erica Johnson, Jim Nunn, Tom Harrington and Wendy Mesley; the program's current hosts are Charlsie Agro and Asha Tomlinson. Early seasons of the program had a theme song, "The Consumer", written and performed by Stompin' Tom Connors.
For several years, every episode would begin with Connors singing the song. The 2014–2015 season was the 42nd season of Marketplace; the 2015–2016 season was the 43rd season of Marketplace. It aired October 30, 2015 to April 8, 2016. Marketplace Marketplace on IMDb
Dragons' Den (Canadian TV series)
Dragons' Den is a Canadian television reality show based on the internationally franchised Dragons' Den format which began in Japan. The show debuted on October 3, 2006 on CBC Television, is hosted by Dianne Buckner. Aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs pitch business and investment ideas to a panel of venture capitalists in the hope of securing business financing and partnerships. Auditions for the 14th season began on March 2, 2019 in Toronto and ended on March 30, 2019; as of April 5, 2018, 216 episodes of Dragons' Den have aired. Dragons' Den was added to Netflix on June 3, 2016; each typical episode features eight pitches, along with a brief synopsis of a further three pitches which were rejected by the Dragons. Each pitch begins with the entrepreneur specifying the amount they are seeking as an investment and the percentage of their business which they are offering in exchange; the entrepreneurs describe their business and provide financial details in respect of their costs and profit margins.
Pitches range from those at the conceptual stage to full-fledged long-term businesses. The Dragons ask the entrepreneur questions in order to assess whether their business is one which they would consider investing in; each Dragon will either make an offer to invest or will declare that they are "out", meaning they are not interested in the business. Once all five Dragons are "out", the pitch ends. While some entrepreneurs are made offers of what they are seeking, most of the offers the Dragons make either seek a greater percentage of the business or seek a royalty on the sales of the business; the entrepreneurs and Dragons may engage in negotiations until the available offers are either accepted or rejected. While Dragons partner up and make joint offers, they just as make competing offers; each of the Dragons has a unique set of skills and connections which sometimes results in the entrepreneur being forced to choose between offers based on the "added" value the specific Dragon would bring to the business.
The main "rule" as set out at the start of every episode is that the entrepreneur is not permitted to accept an offer or multiple offers unless they would receive a total investment of at least the amount that they sought. The main ramification of this restriction is that entrepreneurs are criticised for over-valuing their businesses; this is because the amount sought by the entrepreneur may be more than 50% of the value of their business as perceived by the Dragons and sometimes more than the entire value of the business as perceived by the Dragons. The restriction means the Dragons cannot offer a lesser amount, more in line with their perceived value of the business. Notwithstanding the acceptance of offers on the show, the handshake agreements, the offers on the show are subject to due diligence by both parties and many "deals" made on the show do not close or close at different terms than expected; the show sometimes offers updates on both deals which were made and entrepreneurs who were rejected, including certain special episodes focusing on updates.
Jim Treliving, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and co-owner of Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube. Arlene Dickinson, the owner of Venture Communications, a marketing company with offices across Canada. Announced she would be leaving the show February 2015 to pursue other career aspirations. Announced she would return for Season 12. Manjit Minhas, CEO of Minhas Craft Brewery. Michele Romanow, Internet entrepreneur. Lane Merrifield, co-founded FreshGrade in 2011 and has since served in multiple roles, including his current position as CEO, he was the co-founder and CEO of Club Penguin, the largest virtual world for kids, leading the company to rapid growth and an eventual acquisition by Disney in 2007 for $350 million. After the acquisition, he spent five years as Executive Vice President of Disney Online Studios. Vincenzo Guzzo, Executive Vice-President and C. O. O. of Cinémas Guzzo. Kevin O'Leary, co-host of CBC News Network's business news series The Lang and O'Leary Exchange. O'Leary is the former president of The Learning Company, sold to Mattel for $4.2 billion in 1999.
He appears on the US version of the show, Shark Tank. On March 14, 2014, it was announced that O'Leary would not be returning to the show for season 9. On Jan 18, 2017 O'Leary announced his campaign for Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Robert Herjavec, founder of an IT security firm that he sold at the height of the dot-com bubble for over $100 million. Head of IT security firm "The Herjavec Group", he can still be seen on Shark Tank. Laurence Lewin, co-founder of La Senza, a chain of lingerie shops with more than 310 stores throughout Canada, through corporate licensees, a further 320 stores operating in 30 countries around the world. Lewin left the show for health reasons and died on November 12, 2008; the show broadcast a dedication in memory of him on November 17, 2008. Jennifer Wood, an executive in Canada's beef industry, her career in the cattle business began in 1990. W. Brett Wilson is a founder of FirstEnergy Capital Corp, a part owner of the English football team Derby County, a minor partner in NHL's Nashville Predators team.
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Ian Harvey Hanomansing is a Canadian television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He hosted CBC News Network Vancouver on CBC News Network, reports for CBC Television's nightly newscast, The National. On August 1, 2017, he was named a co-anchor of The National. Hanomansing was born in Port of Spain and Tobago and grew up in Sackville, New Brunswick, he attended Mount Allison University for his undergraduate education and graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science and sociology. He studied law at Dalhousie Law School and graduated in 1986, his broadcast media career began at CKDH in Amherst, Nova Scotia in the summer after his graduation, followed by work at CKCW in Moncton, New Brunswick and at CHNS in nearby Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1986 he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he worked for CBC bureaus in the Maritimes and Toronto, Ontario before moving to Vancouver, where he was a network reporter and hosted the now-defunct programs Pacific Rim Report, Foreign Assignment, Times 7 and hosted a summer series on CBC Radio One, Feeling the Heat.
From 2000 to 2007, he was the anchor of the national segment of the defunct newscast Canada Now. He returned to his former role as network reporter for The National in 2010 and from 2012-2017 he hosted CBC News Now with Ian Hanomansing, broadcast live from CBC Vancouver on weeknights. On August 1, 2017, he was named as one of four new co-hosts of The National, CBC's flagship news broadcast alongside Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton and Andrew Chang. Hanomansing has developed and hosted a series of innovative live news specials including "Downtown Drugs", in November 1998, from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside during a public health emergency declared after a high number of fatal overdoses. In March 2005, "Crime on the Streets" was broadcast, in part, from Stoney Mountain Institution in Manitoba, it is believed to be the only live national news special from a Canadian federal penal institution. It won a national Justicia Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting, as well as a Jack Webster Award.
Hanomansing received an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws honoris causa, from Mount Allison University in 2003. On November 28, 2008 Hanomansing won the Gemini Award for Best News Anchor, beating Kevin Newman and Peter Mansbridge. In March 2016, he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best National News Anchor over Peter Mansbridge, Lisa LaFlamme and Heather Hiscox. Hanomansing designed Big League Manager, an NHL-licensed board game, his game was voted a "Best Bet" by the Canadian Toy Testing Council. Ian Hanomansing on IMDb