Faith network's 2007-2008 schedule puts greater emphasis on drama, comedy
TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - VisionTV, Canada's multi-faith and multicultural
television network, kicks off its 2007-2008 season in September with a new
focus on dramatic programming.
Every weeknight from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, VisionTV presents the best in
Canadian and international dramas, comedies and movies. In all, the network
offers more than 25 different dramatic series each week - its richest and most
varied selection ever.
Highlights include the acclaimed BBC drama series Rough Diamond, along
with new episodes of returning dramas Doc Martin, McLeod's Daughters and Life
Begins. The network will also add new titles such as Waiting for God and
Sorry! to its British comedy lineup, and will refresh its family drama
offering with the addition of Dawson's Creek, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and
New feature films titles such as Annie Hall, Dances with Wolves, Raging
Bull and Yentl and a special presentation of the award-winning miniseries
Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story will round out the mix.
For more details, visit www.visiontv.ca/Programs/20078_highlights.html.
Said Mark Prasuhn, VisionTV's Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice
President, Programming: "Our viewers have told us that they want more of these
genres. They want high-quality dramas and comedies that entertain and inspire.
We have answered that demand, in a way that may change many people's
perception of the network."
VisionTV is signaling this strategic programming enhancement with the
introduction of a new brand positioning statement - "Expect More" - that will
feature in all network advertising throughout the season.
Mr. Prasuhn said VisionTV will continue its tradition of support for
independently produced Canadian factual programming. New documentaries and
documentary series, such as Medicine Woman, The Protestant Revolution and a
new season of The Naked Archaeologist are slated to premiere in 2007-2008.
Special programming events also form a part of this season's strategy.
The network is lining up a full slate of Christmas specials, as well as a
week-long focus on faith, fact and fiction, which will include a rebroadcast
of the controversial documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus.
Viewers who tune in for faith programming will continue enjoy the widest
selection available from any Canadian broadcaster. VisionTV's schedule
includes inspirational programs presented by more than 70 different faith
groups from various denominations, including Catholics, Protestants, Muslims,
Sikhs and Hindus.
VisionTV, an S-VOX company, is Canada's multi-faith and multicultural
broadcaster, dedicated to programming that celebrates diversity and promotes
understanding and tolerance among people of different faiths and cultures.
Visit VisionTV on the Web at: www.visiontv.ca.
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