American Documentary is a leading nonprofit media organization dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary nonfiction stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media.
DOC – The Documentary Channel
Documentary Channel is a 24-hour-per-day, 7-days-a-week television network dedicated exclusively to airing the works of independent documentary filmmakers. Documentary Channel features some of the highest quality documentary films made by many of the most talented documentarians of all time. The channel presents a broad range of titles including Academy Award-winning and -nominated features and shorts, festival winners, and festival favorites. Documentary Channel offers films of all lengths and genres, classics and cutting edge, covering politics, culture, science, the environment, war, music and sports, as well as exclusive IMAX originals.
Link Media, Inc
Link is the first nationwide television channel and website dedicated to providing global perspectives on news, events and culture. Link’s programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the US media. We connect viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations in the forefront of social change and the cultures of an increasingly global community.
The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.
Ovation is the only multi-platform network devoted to art, artists and all forms of artistic story-telling. Its programming tells the stories of artists, their work, and the powerful impact art has on each of us. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated documentaries, series, films and specials. The network reaches a national audience of 51 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website.
PBS’ mission is to create content that educates, informs and inspires. To do this, PBS offers programming that expands the minds of children,documentaries that open up new worlds, non-commercialized news programs that keep citizens informed on world events and cultures and programs that expose America to the worlds of music, theater, dance and art. PBS has transformed itself from a solely broadcast organization to a multi-platform leader that serves Americans through television, mobile TV, the Web, interactive whiteboards in the classroom and more. PBS reaches nearly 123 million people through television and more than 21 million people online each month. PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations — noncommercial, educational licensees that operate more than 350 PBS member stations and serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of this country’s largest cultural institutions. Through the delivery of a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services, CBC brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages
Through television and the Internet, Knowledge Network broadcasts a unique mix of arts and culture programs that explore the world from provincial, national and global perspectives. Knowledge is commercial-free, funded by an annual operating grant from the provincial government and through donations from over 33,000 public supporters.
Societe Radio Canada
Télévision de Radio-Canadais a Canadian French language television network, owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
TVOntario is a publicly funded, educational English-language television station and media organization. It is operated by the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, a Crown corporation owned by the Government of Ontario.
The stories that matter to you. The issues that affect your life. ichannel is Canada’s political and social issues network: your destination for insightful documentaries, current affairs series, movies and dramas that will inspire you to make real change in the world. ichannel is owned and operated by Stornoway Communications. Stornoway Communications is an award-winning Canadian television broadcasting and production enterprise with a reputation for innovation and excellence. Founded in 2000, Stornoway owns and operates the specialty networks ichannel, bpm:tv and The Pet Network, all headquartered at the Stornoway Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
The channel presents multifaith and multicultural programs representing over 70 communities, iconic family dramas and entertainment, the best British comedies, soaps and dramas, plus original Canadian dramas, documentaries and films that explore faith and spirituality and promote tolerance and understanding. VisionTV showcases the most diverse range of independent producers each year, producing approximately 1,800 hours of original Canadian content annually, often in languages other than French, including Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic. In this respect, VisionTV plays an important public and community role unmatched by any other service in Canada as the only channel that makes airtime available to this type of Canadian expression.
The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. Its mission is to enrich people’s lives with programs that inform, educate and entertain
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmission on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA). The channel was established to provide a fourth television service to the United Kingdom
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