CBC Gem has announced its fall streaming lineup, kicking off Sept. 6, which includes Season 1 of the Emmy-nominated Documentary Now! – a mockumentary series created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas. UK drama The Victim, starring Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire) is also set to stream, in addition to Seasons 4 and 5 of acclaimed UK documentary series Travel Man featuring Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd). Canadian feature films joining Gem’s streaming lineup include Closet Monster, Cosmopolis, Maudie, and Fubar, in addition to CBC Films feature Into Invisible Light.
OneSoccer, the 24/7 platform devoted to Canadian soccer coverage and content, has added the League1 Ontario Championship Finals to its portfolio of domestic soccer content. The Women’s Championship Final kicks off on Sat., Aug. 31 from the Ontario Soccer Centre and will be produced for live domestic and international broadcast on OneSoccer by MEDIAPRO. The Men’s Championship Final will air on OneSoccer Sept. 27. OneSoccer is available to stream at OneSoccer.ca and through the OneSoccer app on iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku.
MEDIAPRO has secured the media rights in Canada to the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League, the new three-tier men’s national team competition involving all 41 Concacaf (North and Central America and Caribbean) member associations. The 102 group stage matches, including Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team home and away matches, as well as the Final Championship will air on OneSoccer. All Canadian games will be enhanced by live studio pre-, half-time and post-match shows, together with interviews, features and other content. The action begins Sept. 5 with the opening match between League C teams US Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Canada’s first match will kick off Sept. 7 at BMO Field in Toronto against Cuba. OneSoccer subscribers will be able to view all Concacaf Nations League matches at no extra charge.
Canadian Heritage has announced $187,896 in funding for a digital documentary series from Keewaywin First Nation in Northern Ontario. Keewaywin will partner with professional filmmakers to produce a digital multimedia series in Oji‑Cree. Each episode of the documentary-style, youth-oriented program will feature a different aspect of life in the community. It will be broadcast online through IsumaTV. The funding is being provided under the Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting component of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program.