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CBC reboots Street Cents on TikTok

CBC has resurrected the Street Cents brand on TikTok with a goal of spreading financial literacy wisdom to a new generation of teens.

The digital reboot of the CBC series, which originally ran from 1989 to 2006 and launched the careers of talent like Jonathan Torrens and Benita Ha, sees a new digital content creator team take the reins of the brand. Mercedes GaztambideAnisha JoshiCarley Thorne and Creo Walters are the collective face of Street Cents’ digital evolution, creating daily content that like the original show will range from the comedic to more journalistic short-form video content. Guest contributors will also be welcomed.

Additionally, Kevin Getz, formerly on-air with 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto, has joined the Street Cents team as a producer.

@streetcents Then vs. Now. Let’s go! #StreetCents #MoneyTok #Introducing #MoneyAdvice ♬ original sound – CBC Street Cents

Content posted so far includes videos on scarcity marketing, re-selling online, and survey websites as a side hustle for teens.

Street Cents is an iconic Canadian brand and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce it to a new generation on a new platform,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC, in a release. “Street Cents frames financial literacy in a fun and age-appropriate context, helping to make money stuff make sense for teens. This is CBC’s first launch of an original content series on TikTok, and we’ve brought in a great team of creators who speak with authenticity and credibility to teen audiences.”

@streetcents Money Bars #MusicMaker #RapChallenge #MoneyTok #HistoryTikTok #HistoryFacts #HipHop #StreetCents ♬ original sound – CBC Street Cents

In addition to TikTok, CBC says Street Cents content will be repurposed to other platforms including Instagram and YouTube.

CBC isn’t the first network to give a nostalgic brand a second life online. Bell Media relaunched MuchMusic as a digital brand last June, which now boasts a TikTok following of 1.3M.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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