Rogers Broadcasting Limited (Rogers) operates a number of different television services, working with independent producers from across Canada, on a variety of high quality scripted and unscripted original Canadian programs.  We continue to encourage producers to submit their program concepts to us. In recent years, we have commissioned many popular TV series, such as Seed, Package Deal, The Liquidator, and Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, The Bachelor Canada, Canada’s Got Talent, and Storage Wars Canada. On a continuing basis, we review proposals and concepts that best reflect the nature of the programming on one or more of the services we operate.

City

City television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, and Montreal offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic prime time entertainment programming. City’s prime time schedule reflects a more traditional, series-based approach and is primarily focused on comedy, drama and reality series, with broad appeal to the large, urban markets we serve. For more information on City stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com

OLN

OLN is a specialty service offering viewers a one-stop destination for the unscripted, high-stakes adventures of outrageous and compelling characters. Witness their journeys as limits get pushed and revel in raw, real life. From original Canadian series like The Liquidator, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, and Get Stuffed, to popular hit shows like Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars, OLN takes viewers on adrenaline-pumping adventures and pursuits around Canada and the globe. Submissions from producers should reflect OLN’s action and adventure nature of service. For more information on OLN For more visit www.oln.ca

Bio

Bio gives viewers their fill of gossip, real people and real drama, 24 hours a day! An entertaining mix of biographies, reality series, documentaries and films gives viewers behind-the-scenes and up close and personal access to today's hottest celebrities, movers and shakers and pop culture icons. For more visit www.thebiographychannel.ca

G4tv G4 connects young adults to the latest in entertainment, gaming, pop culture and technology. G4 is the ultimate destination for animated and live action comedy series as well as behind-the-scenes previews and reviews of the leading edge products, events and trends which affect all of our lives. For more visit www.G4TV.ca

As a result of recent license acquisitions or approvals, Rogers also administers CRTC benefits funding initiatives dedicated to the development and support of independent production and programming in Canada.   These funds are self-directed and incremental in nature, allowing Rogers to work with independent producers on a number of additional programming projects for any given service.  While self-directed, these benefits include specific spending targets in areas such as development, independent production, priority programming, and dramas/documentaries.
CRTC benefits include:

In addition, City Saskatchewan will contribute 23% of its previous year’s gross revenues to independent Saskatchewan production. 2.5% (growing to 3% in 2014) of this funding will be reserved exclusively for educational programming. City Saskatchewan will also spend an additional $1M over 7 years on independent Saskatchewan production.  Over and above this spending, City Saskatchewan will direct $300,000 towards the Rogers Digital Development Fund which is designed to help build capacity and accelerate uptake of digital technology in Saskatchewan.  This fund will be administered by Creative Saskatchewan.

The Rogers Development Fund

  • The Rogers Development Fund - Alberta & Manitoba provides development loans to unaffiliated independent producers/production companies based in Alberta and Manitoba to assist them in the creation of Canadian Content productions.
  • There are two funding streams: Stream I for Established Producers and Stream II for Emerging Producers.
  • Funding is made available via loans made either to unincorporated producers or to parent companies.
  • Program Criteria (Adobe PDF)
  • FAQs (MS Word Doc)
  • Please visit the AMPIA website for application forms: http://ampia.org/funding/rogers-dev-fund/
  • The first initiative of its kind to be offered to Saskatchewan's production communities, the Rogers Digital Development Fund will help advance the business skills and knowledge of local film and television companies to stay competitive and on the cutting-edge in digital media
  • Visit www.creativesask.ca for further information and application forms
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