Digital TV subscribers across Canada are noticing two new channels that weren’t there before. The CBC has arranged free previews on all the major systems, including Videotron (digital), Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice.
Bold is, near as I can tell, CBC’s answer to Showcase or Bravo. Its programming includes a bunch of second-run drama and comedy shows from CBC’s library, including MVP, The Tudors, Da Vinci’s City Hall, The Border, Intelligence, Dr. Who and a bunch of other shows I’ve never heard of.
It replaces CBC Country Canada, that other cable channel that nobody watches.
Bold can be found on Videotron Illico channel 106 and Bell ExpressVu channel 641.
Documentary is self-explanatory, taking a bunch of stuff from CBC Newsworld and the NFB. It’s basically just a rebranding of The Documentary Channel, which the CBC bought a controlling interest in.
Documentary can be found on Videotron Illico channel 151 and ExpressVu channel 336.
The free preview lasts until April 29.
- Lower-case names and edgy documentaries? Now that’s bold! (National Post)
- CBC gives facelifts to digital channels (Globe and Mail)