299 Queen Street West
It is now head offices and downtown Toronto studios for Bell Media. Current occupants include Bravo, BNN, CP24, The Comedy Network, Comedy Gold, investigation Discovery, Gusto, MTV, MTV2, MuchMusic and Space. In addition, selected CTV programs, including eTalk, The Marilyn Denis Show, aside from the CTV network programming, Toronto station CFTO-TV has relatively little presence at the Queen Street facility. Group tours of the facilities are held by email request, the five-storey building was originally constructed as the headquarters of the Methodist Church of Canada in 1913 by Burke and White. The Methodists joined with two denominations to form the United Church of Canada in 1925, for which the building served as the headquarters until 1959. By this time the Ryerson Press, originally the publishing arm of the Methodist Church, had grown to occupy the entire building. In 1979, family owned CHUM purchased the rest of Citytv to which it did not yet own, after two years of outfitting for it broadcast operations, it was re-opened in May 1987 as the new headquarters for the company and its various outlets, including Citytv Toronto.
The buildings east wall was decorated with an older style news truck seemingly bursting out of the building. The truck bore the old CityPulse Live-Eye decal, which has been overhauled with the CP24 Breaking News decal following the acquisition by CTVglobemedia. Previously, the northwest corner of the used to contain a Speakers Corner videobooth. While the outside facade has been restored and remains intact, the interior has been modernized into one of the worlds most innovative media complexes. 299 Queen Street West was designed to have no TV studios, the building has been engineered so that public space, working areas, offices and even the parking lot may all be used as optimal shoot locations. The ground floor at the corner of Queen and John features giant glass sliding partitions so that the building can be open to the street. The annual MuchMusic Video Awards show is held as a party that takes place in the parking lot, rooftop, as well as Queen. Queen and John is subsequently shut down from the early-afternoon into the evening every Fathers Day when the show occurs each June, various corporate divisions, such as eTalk, Star.
FashionTelevisionChannel and Canada AM, collaborated on the event coverage, additionally the Bravo sign above the CP24 studios was replaced with a Bell Media sign after the acquisition by Bell Canada. Citytv Toronto officially moved out of 299 Queen Street West into its new home at 33 Dundas Street East on September 8,2009 and it was announced in 2008 that Toronto radio operations including, CHUM and CHUM-FM, would be relocating to adjacent building 250 Richmond Street West. The iconic CHUM Dial 1050 / Radio 1045 sign was unveiled on June 15,2009, BNN moved into the building on December 6,2010, and uses the space previously utilized by Citytvs CityNews department, the BNN newsroom is adjacent to that of CP24s newsroom
The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service. It has grown beyond alphanumeric text to include multimedia messages containing digital images, videos, as of 2017, text messages are used by youth and adults for personal and social purposes and in business and non-governmental organizations for communication between colleagues. As with emailing, in the 2010s, the sending of short informal messages has become an part of many cultures. This makes texting a quick and easy way to communicate with friends and colleagues, Text messages can be used to interact with automated systems, for example, to order products or services from e-commerce websites, or to participate in online contests. The service is referred to by different colloquialisms depending on the region, the sender of a text message is commonly referred to as a texter. In 1933 RCA Communications, New York introduced the first telex service, the first messages over RCA transatlantic circuits were between New York City and London and, in the first year of operation, approximately seven million words were transmitted.
Radio has long sent alphanumeric messages via radiotelegraphy, the University of Hawaii began using radio to send digital information as early as 1971, using ALOHAnet. Friedhelm Hillebrand conceptualised SMS in 1984 while working for Deutsche Telekom, sitting at a typewriter at home, Hillebrand typed out random sentences and counted every letter, number and space. Almost every time, the messages contained fewer than 160 characters, with Bernard Ghillebaert of France Télécom, he developed a proposal for the GSM meeting in February of 1985 in Oslo. The first technical solution evolved in a GSM subgroup under the leadership of Finn Trosby and it was further developed under the leadership of Kevin Holley and Ian Harris. SMS forms a part of SS7. This was part of ISDN and since GSM is based on this, messages could be sent and received on ISDN phones, and these can send SMS to any GSM phone. The possibility of doing something is one thing, implementing it another, modern SMS text messaging is usually messaging from one mobile phone to another mobile phone.
Radiolinja became the first network to offer a commercial person-to-person SMS text messaging service in 1994, GSM was not allowed in the United States and the radio frequencies were blocked and awarded to US Carriers to use US technology. Hence there is no development in the US in mobile messaging service, American Personal Communications, the first GSM carrier in America, provided the first text-messaging service in the United States. Sprint Telecommunications Venture, a partnership of Sprint Corp. and three large companies, owned 49 percent of APC. The Sprint venture was the largest single buyer at a spectrum auction that raised $7.7 billion in 2005 for PCS licenses. APC operated under the name of Sprint Spectrum and launched its service on November 15,1995 in Washington, D. C. and in Baltimore
So You Think You Can Dance Canada
So You Think You Can Dance Canada is a dance competition and reality show that aired on CTV. Based on the original American TV show So You Think You Can Dance, each season, the show held auditions in major cities across the country, looking for the top dancers in Canada. Competitors of all genres and styles tried to impress the judges in the hopes of making the Top 20, during the season finale, this person was crowned Canadas Favourite Dancer, and received a prize of CDN $100,000 and a new car. In Seasons 2 and 3, the runner-up received a new car, the show was hosted by former ETalk correspondent and MuchMusic VJ Leah Miller. The judging panel featured two permanent judges, Jean-Marc Généreux and Tré Armstrong, and usually two rotating guest judge spots. During its run, the show featured many well-known Canadian choreographers, including Luther Brown, Blake McGrath, Stacey Tookey, Sean Cheesman, Melissa Williams, Sabrina Matthews, as in the American edition, the shows choreographers may sometimes act as guest judges.
On September 13,2011, two days after the season finale, CTV announced that it was not renewing So You Think You Can Dance Canada. In its announcement, the noted that Season 4 was the lowest rated season to date. Season 4 still garnered over one million viewers and was the networks number 2 Canadian entertainment series, ^1 These contestants are the only ones to have never been in the bottom three couples or the bottom four dancers throughout the entire season. In addition, Popowich is the first female winner from any SYTYCD show to not have placed in the bottom three/four during the shows run. ^2 Season 4s finale had six participants, only the placement of the Top 3 was revealed. In October 2007, CTV announced plans to start production on a Canadian version of the hit US TV series So You Think You Can Dance, auditions were held between April to June 2008 in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. It was announced that Muchmusic VJ Leah Miller would be hosting the series, with renowned choreographers Jean-Marc Généreux, hip-hop choreographer Luther Brown and former US competitor Blake McGrath joined the cast as alternating third judges.
The first season premiered on September 11,2008, throughout the season many notable guest stars from the world of dance appeared on the show, including Mary Murphy, Dan Karaty, Kenny Ortega, and Mia Michaels, who choreographed a group piece. The finale was held on December 7,2008, archambault was awarded $100,000 and a 2009 C230 Mercedes-Benz. Auditions for season 2 took place from April to May,2009 in Vancouver, Saint John, Leah Miller, Jean-Marc Généreux and Tré Armstrong returned for season 2 which premiered August 11,2009. Due to the US show airing a fall season, CTV programmed the Canadian version on their network while the US version aired on A, the finale was held October 25,2009. Both Popowich and Desjardins were awarded a Mazda 3 Sport, Leah Miller returned as host in Season 3 and was joined by returning judges and dance experts Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown and Blake McGrath. Guest judges throughout the five-city audition tour and Finals Week include Edmonton native Stacey Tookey, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels, Dan Karaty, Rex Harrington, the finale was held on October 24,2010
Much (TV channel)
Much is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel. It is currently owned by Bell Media, the channel first launched on August 31,1984, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, as one of the countrys first specialty channels. Upon its launch, and for much of its life, the network primarily aired music programming, including blocks of videos and original series focusing on musicians. MuchMusic was licensed on April 2,1984 by the Canadian Radio-television and it had faced competition from two other proposed services. One of them, CMTV Canadian Music Television, was deemed not to have sufficient financial resources, the third applicant was Rogers Radio Broadcasting. The station was initially patterned on City Limits, a weekend rock music show which had aired on sister station CITY-TV since 1983. Shortly thereafter, MuchMusic was launched on August 31,1984 as one of the first Canadian cable specialty channels and it was headed by the channels founders John Martin and Moses Znaimer. The first video played on MuchMusic was an early music-to-film synchronization short from the 1920s which featured Eubie Blake performing Snappy Songs, the first video made specifically for television air play was Rushs The Enemy Within.
Some variance from this model was seen with the late-night programs City Limits and Too Much 4 Much, in 1994, MuchMusic began distribution in the United States through Rainbow Program Holdings. MuchMusic is well known for its annual awards show that airs every Fathers Day called the MuchMusic Video Awards. It is anticipated and promoted for weeks before the night of the MMVAs, as well, MuchMusic funds the creation of new Canadian music videos through MuchFACT and produces the popular album series Big Shiny Tunes and MuchDance. In 2002, MuchMusic introduced promos that consisted of one of images of a VJ posing in front of the networks logo. The quickies were recognized with a Guinness World Record for the worlds shortest television commercial, in July 2006, Bell Globemedia announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated $1.7 billion CAD, including MuchMusic. The sale was subject to CRTC approval and was approved in June 2007, since then, MuchMusic has aired a vast number of non-music related programs.
Before those programs aired, Much Mega Hits was a prominent program that played music videos based on singles. Bell Canada gained control of MuchMusic through its takeover of CTVglobemedia on April 1,2011, shortly thereafter, MuchMusic received a new look and a new Much logo, while continuing to add non-music television series, mainly dramas and reality shows. Since September 2013, the channel has been airing significantly more comedy programming targeting young adults during the afternoon and primetime hours. Such shows included Comedy Central series, reruns of The Simpsons and The Cleveland Show, as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan
Television or TV is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a set, a television program. Television is a medium for entertainment, news, gossip. Television became available in experimental forms in the late 1920s. After World War II, a form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, and television sets became commonplace in homes, businesses. During the 1950s, television was the medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in the US, for many reasons, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions greatly increased in popularity, another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution that is substantially higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats, 1080p, 1080i, in 2013, 79% of the worlds households owned a television set.
Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel, mainly LEDs, major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, and even fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are gradually expected to be replaced by OLEDs, major manufacturers have announced that they will increasingly produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s, Television signals were initially distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and. Until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, a standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is correctly called a video monitor rather than a television, the word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning far, and Latin visio, meaning sight.
The Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907 and it was. formed in English or borrowed from French télévision. In the 19th century and early 20th century, other. proposals for the name of a technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote. The abbreviation TV is from 1948, the use of the term to mean a television set dates from 1941
Total Request Live
Total Request Live was a television series on MTV that featured popular music videos. TRL was MTVs prime outlet for music videos as the continued to concentrate on reality-based programming. In addition to videos, TRL featured daily guests. The show was a promotion tool used by musicians, actors. TRL played the ten most requested videos of the day. The show generally aired Monday through Thursday for one hour, though the scheduling, despite the word Live in the title of the show, many episodes were actually pre-recorded. MTV announced the cancellation of TRL on September 15,2008, the special three-hour finale episode, Total Finale Live, aired on November 16,2008. An international version of TRL aired on MTV Italy until 2010, origin of TRL can be traced back to 1997 when MTV began producing MTV Live from the newly opened MTV studios in Times Square in New York City. MTV Live featured celebrity interviews, musical performances, and regular news updates, music videos were not the major focus of the program.
For a time, the show more than 750,000 viewers. During the same period, MTV aired a countdown show simply called Total Request. Total Request was far more subdued, as Daly introduced music videos from an empty, as the show progressed and gained more momentum with viewers tuning in, it was soon added to the list of daytime programming during MTVs Summer Share in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. In Fall 1998, MTV producers merged the real-time aspect of MTV Live with the fan-controlled countdown power of Total Request into Total Request Live, the series made its debut from MTV Studios on September 14,1998. The show grew to become MTVs unofficial flagship program, the original host of TRL, Carson Daly, brought popularity to the show. The widely known abbreviation of TRL was adopted as the title of the show in February 1999, after Daly. In the years following, the program was referred to by its complete title. TRL spent its first year developing a cult-type following, in the fall of 1999, a live studio audience was added to the show.
By spring 2000, the countdown reached its peak, becoming a recognizable pop culture icon in its first two years of existence
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L. A. is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California. With a census-estimated 2015 population of 3,971,883, it is the second-most populous city in the United States, Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The citys inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos, historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was founded on September 4,1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence, in 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4,1850, the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city.
The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California, nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, and sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles has an economy in culture, fashion, sports, education, medicine. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index, the city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area has a gross metropolitan product of $831 billion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. The city has hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984 and is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and thus become the second city after London to have hosted the Games three times. The Los Angeles area hosted the 1994 FIFA mens World Cup final match as well as the 1999 FIFA womens World Cup final match, the mens event was watched on television by over 700 million people worldwide.
The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva, a Gabrielino settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning poison oak place. Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2,1769, in 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. The Queen of the Angels is an honorific of the Virgin Mary, two-thirds of the settlers were mestizo or mulatto with a mixture of African and European ancestry. The settlement remained a small town for decades, but by 1820. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, during Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta Californias regional capital
MTV is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks and headquartered in New York City. Launched on August 1,1981, the originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as video jockeys. In its early years, MTVs main target demographic was young adults and it has received criticism towards this change of focus, both by certain segments of its audience and musicians. MTVs influence on its audience, including issues involving censorship and social activism, has been a subject of debate for several years, in recent years, MTV had struggled with the secular decline of music-related cable media. In April 2016, MTV announced it would start to return to its original music roots with the reintroduction of the classic MTV series MTV Unplugged. It was reported that the series MTV Cribs would be making a return on Snapchat, MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the US and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent.
As of July 2015, approximately 92,188,000 US households have received MTV, several earlier concepts for music video-based television programming had been around since the early 1960s. The Beatles had used music videos to promote their records starting in the mid-1960s, CBS rejected the idea, but Williams premiered his own musical composition Classical Gas on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where he was head writer. The series featured clips from various popular artists, but was canceled by its distributor in 1971. The channel, which featured video disc jockeys, signed a deal with US Cable in 1978 to expand its audience from retail to cable television, the service was no longer active by the time MTV launched in 1981. The QUBE system offered many specialized channels, One of these specialized channels was Sight on Sound, a music channel that featured concert footage and music-oriented television programs. With the interactive QUBE service, viewers could vote for their favorite songs, the original programming format of MTV was created by media executive Robert W.
Pittman, who became president and chief executive officer of MTV Networks. Pittman had test-driven the music format by producing and hosting a 15-minute show, Album Tracks, the inspiration for PopClips came from a similar program on New Zealands TVNZ network named Radio with Pictures, which premiered in 1976. The concept itself had been in the works since 1966, when record companies began supplying the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation with promotional music clips to play on the air at no charge. Few artists made the trip to New Zealand to appear live. A shortened version of the shuttle launch ID ran at the top of hour in various forms. The first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star and this was followed by the video for Pat Benatars You Better Run. Sporadically, the screen would go black when an employee at MTV inserted a tape into a VCR, MTVs lower third graphics that appeared near the beginning and end of music videos would eventually use the recognizable Kabel typeface for about 25 years
Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Canadas border with the United States is the worlds longest binational land border, the majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its territory being dominated by forest and tundra. It is highly urbanized with 82 per cent of the 35.15 million people concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, One third of the population lives in the three largest cities, Toronto and Vancouver. Its capital is Ottawa, and other urban areas include Calgary, Quebec City, Winnipeg. Various aboriginal peoples had inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1,1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and this began an accretion of provinces and territories to the mostly self-governing Dominion to the present ten provinces and three territories forming modern Canada.
With the Constitution Act 1982, Canada took over authority, removing the last remaining ties of legal dependence on the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II being the head of state. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level and it is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Its advanced economy is the eleventh largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources, Canadas long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. Canada is a country and has the tenth highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the ninth highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, Canada is an influential nation in the world, primarily due to its inclusive values, years of prosperity and stability, stable economy, and efficient military.
While a variety of theories have been postulated for the origins of Canada. In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona, from the 16th to the early 18th century Canada referred to the part of New France that lay along the St. Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named The Canadas, until their union as the British Province of Canada in 1841. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the name for the new country at the London Conference. The transition away from the use of Dominion was formally reflected in 1982 with the passage of the Canada Act, that year, the name of national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day
Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress. She is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2012, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Danes gained recognition with her role as Angela Chase in the acclaimed 1994 teen drama series My So-Called Life. The role won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and she made her film debut the same year in Little Women. From 1998 to 2000, Danes attended Yale University before dropping out to return to acting and she appeared in an Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000, and made her Broadway debut playing Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion. She is married to actor Hugh Dancy, with whom she has one child, Danes was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of a sculptor and printmaking artist, Carla Danes, and a photographer, Christopher Danes. She has a brother, who is a lawyer. Danes parents met when they were studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, during Danes childhood her father worked as a general contractor for 20 years, working on residential buildings in a company he ran called Overall Construction in New York.
He worked as a photographer and computer consultant and he is the son of Gibson Andrew Danes, a former dean of the Yale School of Art and Architecture from 1958 to 1968. Danes is named after her grandmother, Claire Danes, who died in 1953. The family lived in a loft on Crosby Street. 3 and PS11 for elementary school and Professional Performing Arts School for junior high school, Danes attended the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies in New York City. She attended The Dalton School for one year of school before moving with her parents to Santa Monica. Danes said they moved two days after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Danes graduated from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles in 1997. In 1998, Danes went to Yale University, director Oliver Stone wrote a letter of recommendation. After studying for two years as a major, she dropped out to focus on her film career. Danes started studying dance when she was six years old, Danes took dance classes from Ellen Robbins at Dance Theater Workshop and acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute at the age of ten.
She appeared in theater and video productions in New York City, although she continued to dance, Danes said that her focus shifted to acting by the time she was nine years old
New. Music. Live. was the hour-long flagship show of MuchMusic and the successor of Much On Demand which premiered on December 13,2010 and ended on August 1,2013. It was broadcast live from MuchMusics studio at 299 Queen Street West in Toronto, MuchMusics flagship show delivered the latest news in music and entertainment and popular music videos, live performances, and interviews with artists and celebrities. Viewers in Canada could watch at home and interact with the show via Twitter, although the show wasnt simulcast, international viewers could have watched the show online through their website. Tickets were available through the website to anyone as long as they can make it to the show, on August 1,2013, it was announced live on-air and on Twitter that a new show would come in September and that New. Music. Live. However, fans were getting the message that a new show similar to New. Music. Live, would arrive during Fall 2013 based on tweets sent on NMLs Twitter feed, but it has yet to come and MuchMusic VJs have not mentioned it at all.
All of MuchMusics in-house shows like Todays Top 10 and Countdown were moved to MTVs new studio in the same building, the former MuchMusic studio space has now been taken over by CTVs The Social and the MuchMusic logo signage outside the building has since been removed