HALIFAX, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant has added five new shows to
Community One, Atlantic Canada's community TV channel. Community One
offers local hosts and producers an opportunity to develop
locally-flavoured content, while giving them a platform across Atlantic
Canada. The channel already runs nine unique shows featuring colourful
perspectives from around the region with programming created to
celebrate local culture and sport stories.
"Customer response to our exclusive Community One programming has been
enthusiastic," says Andre LeBlanc, Vice President of Residential
Markets. "We are proud to support local hosts and producers and give
them an opportunity to tell regional stories relevant to our audience
here in Atlantic Canada."
Several Community One programs began as online properties like blogs and
YouTube videos, and have developed their own channel, online and social
media following that connects hosts and producers to the communities
and the stories that inspire them.
At Home host and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native Jordan Hipson got his start
online as a blogger. "I've been something of a 'domestic arts' devotee
my entire life. At Home grew from a blog to an online show to inspire beautiful living, food
and homemaking," said Hipson, who began his business at just 16 years
old. "Bell Aliant's Community One TV platform has enabled me to grow my
audience and bring my ideas into homes in the far corners of Atlantic
Canada." At Home tours homes across the region that feature exotic furnishings, brilliant
facades, striking colour pallets and functional features viewers can
apply in their own homes.
On Studio Tour, New Brunswick filmmaker and host Matt Brown peels back the paint on
the local art scene at galleries, centres, festivals and
artists-in-studio. The show offers an in-depth exploration of the
creative process and how artists from various disciplines approach
their work. "There are so many stories behind a brush stroke, or a
stitch, or a frame," said Brown. "The opportunity to develop my
production craft while connecting local artists with art lovers across
Atlantic Canada is possible because of our partnership with Bell
Aliant's Community One program."
New Brunswick filmmaker Jesse Anthony hosts On Board, a showcase program about board sport culture in Atlantic Canada's
skateboarding, longboarding, surfing and snowboarding scenes. "There's
so much board talent in our region," said Anthony. "I can use Bell
Aliant's Community One platform to fuse my love of sport and film
together and hopefully inspire people to learn about riders in their
Newfoundland and Labrador music scene buffs will love Club One New Releases, host Fabian James' new program profiling new CD releases from local
musicians. "We drum to a unique beat here in Newfoundland," said James.
"We pack a lot of face time with local music talent in our half-hour
program. On Bell Aliant's Community One channel, viewers get backstage
access to see how songs evolve from writing to the CD release." Each
episode is filmed on location at Club One on George Street in St.
John's and available exclusively On Demand.
Premier cooking school, the Culinary Institute of Canada, at Holland
College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, has turned up the heat
on Kitchen unCovered, a cooking show featuring chefs and students creating mouth-watering
dishes with locally-sourced ingredients. "Our show takes viewers on a
flavour rollercoaster with dishes like tasty crab cakes and zesty
fennel slaw," said Chef Andrew Nicholson, show host and chef instructor
at the Institute. "With the broadcasting opportunity of Bell Aliant's
Community One channel, we're able to share the local trade secrets we
teach here to bring island cuisine to life."
The entire Community One TV content library is now available on Video On
Demand on FibreOP and Bell Aliant TV. All programming is also free for
Bell Aliant TV customers on Channel 1 or online at bellaliant.net/communityone. The Community One calendar is available at promotions.bellaliant.net/TVschedule. Community One is committed to providing programming that is of
interest to viewers in Atlantic Canada. Program ideas or requests for
Community One to cover a local event can be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community One launched in June, 2011, with its original two-show
line-up: Atlantic Journal which covers festivals, events, music, sports, food, business, culture
and the wonderful and unique people of the Atlantic Provinces, and Sessions, with Jimmie Inch, a program dedicated to top East Coast musicians and
bands, live performances, interviews and news.
Last October, Bell Aliant launched seven new Community One shows, adding to the original line-up.
The Game Code profiles the latest in the video game industry and Atlantic Canada's
In Conversation with host Roger Bill, presents in-depth, one-on-one conversations with
Trekk.it celebrates innovations in travel and visits unique destinations around
Stephanie Beaumont's popular Sea and be Scene magazine style show, showcases the best of East Coast culture.
Startup Kitchen features business start-ups and successful entrepreneurs across Atlantic
Simply Zen is a wellness and lifestyle program presenting ideas to improve
physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Inside University Sports magazine show profiles teams, coaches, players and fans from Atlantic
SOURCE: Bell Aliant Inc.
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