Coming next week to channel 609 - New citizen-produced shows on MAtv

MONTREAL, May 18, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - MAtv is pleased to announce the premieres of four new shows, two in English and two in French, that address contemporary concerns and lifestyles. As an important community-based media outlet, MAtv is committed to giving voice to Quebec's diversity through programs that are informative, useful and educational. The common thread running through the new schedule, which starts the week of May 23, is relevance to the community and to viewers' interests. It is in keeping with MAtv's unique mission of providing a space for self-expression and a springboard for local talent.


Black Wealth Matters 
Black Wealth Matters is a 10-episode documentary series about efforts by members of the Greater Montreal area's black communities to plan and build a wealthier future for their community. The series will focus on the International Black Economic Forum, an event that aims to help realize the promise of black economic empowerment. The Forum will support up-and-coming entrepreneurs through networking and mentoring programs and will promote investment in tech. Filmmaker Henri Pardo, who came up with the idea for the show, is the host. Henri will meet with key figures to discuss all facets of the issue of financial success in black communities and seek concrete answers and solutions.

  • Premieres Thursday, May 26, at 9 p.m.

The Checklist 
The Checklist is a ten-part docuseries showcasing activities one should do in Montreal before dying. Follow the show's creator and host Kim Sullivan as she brings you along on quirky adventures in and around the Island of Montreal. Not only do we discover what this city has to offer in an astonishing way, we see Montreal through completely new eyes - those of a dreamer! At the end of the day, the participants are proud to say that they have CHECKED that item off their list!

  • Premieres Thursday, May 26, at 9:30 p.m.


Les Urbaincultrices 
Les Urbaincultrices is a weekly show for people interested in urban farming. The show's creators and co-hosts Pénélope Garon and Marie Eisenmann serve up practical advice, inspirational reports and interviews with guests who are passionate about urban agriculture. Viewers will discover the many advantages of growing food in the city and learn how to transform a backyard or balcony into a vegetable garden. Marie shares tips and tricks for successful growing and reports on innovative urban farming projects. It's a way to eat fresh, healthy, local produce while reconnecting with the rhythm of the seasons. Beginners and veterans alike will find out more about how to make something original out of their patch of earth.

  • Premieres Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Îles aux trésors 
Created by Marc Larouche, Îles aux trésors is all about the islands of the Lower St. Lawrence and what makes them special. Only one of the islands is inhabited but each has its own history and its role to play in preserving biodiversity. Most are protected and serve as refuges for wildlife, particularly of the feathered kind. While they may appear quiet and deserted, these islands are actually bursting with life. Host Michel Harvey talks to the people who know the islands best. The guides, keepers and property owners tell their stories and explain the origins of the islands' evocative names: Île aux Lièvres, Les Pèlerins, îles du Pot à l'Eau-de-Vie, Île aux Basques, Île-aux-Pommes, l'Île de Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs. Twelve discovery-packed trips to the treasure islands of the Lower St. Lawrence.

  • Premieres Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m.

MAtv is your community's voice, powered by Videotron. As a community service, this channel is available exclusively to Videotron customers and mirrors Quebec's diversity, offering access and encouraging participation in broadcasts designed for self-expression. Useful, informative and educational, MAtv features local interests while promoting the emergence of talent. MAtv reflects local realities of concern to the 1.7 million households it serves in the Montréal, Québec‑Lévis, Sherbrooke, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Sorel-Tracy, Granby, Bas-Saint-Lauent, Saguenay‑Lac-Saint-Jean and Outaouais areas. MAtv is carried on channel 9 and in HD on channel 609. It is also available on illico TV (channel 900), on the Web (, on iPad and Android tablets (through the app) and on illico mobile. Follow our MAtv communities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.



For further information: Isabelle Larin, Director, Programming and Marketing, 514 598-2964,

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