About Us

What is documentary?

documentary Channel is a digital television station devoted to showing the best documentaries from Canada and around the world. With its special emphasis on feature length films, watching documentary Channel is like having a cinema in your own living room, showing award winning films twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

What type of programming can I expect to find?

documentary Channel shows documentaries from legendary filmmakers such as D. A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Don't Look Back) and the Maysles brothers (Gray Gardens, Salesman). The documentary Channel also shows the best films from the archives of its partners, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Dawn of the Eye) and The National Film Board (Cinema Verite).

How can I subscribe to documentary Channel?

To subscribe, you must have digital cable or satellite service. If you are not already a subscriber, we have more information here.

How can I contact documentary Channel to express my opinions about programming?

Write to: documentary, CBC, P.O. Box 500 Station A, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5W 1E6, or contact CBC

How do I find out what is playing on documentary Channel?

Check your local listings, digital programming guides, and it will always be posted on this website.

How do I submit a documentary for consideration?

Please go to http://www.cbc.ca/independentproducers/

What is the number for the hearing impaired telephone line?

The TTY/Teletypewriter telephone number (Hearing impaired only) is: 1-866-220-6045.


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