documentary Channel is a CBC specialty channel and Canada’s signature destination for provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining documentary programming. As Canada’s only documentary channel, it brings viewers documentary programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
PLEASE NOTE: documentary Channel is currently pausing on acquiring any new completed programming. We are currently only accepting pitches and submissions for development and/or production (Commissions)
TV one-hour and feature-length documentaries are considered for production and development. Subject matter should be of interest to Canadian audiences. The stories should follow a resolved and well thought out treatment and be executed with solid production values. They do not need to fall into one of the Schedule’s strands (see above), but it is great if they do.While the channel showcases documentaries on various topics they all tend to be character driven films with well-defined narratives. They must be universal in scope and relevant to our audiences over the duration of the licence.
Submissions should be sent to: email@example.com
If you are submitting a pitch to documentary Channel for an original Commission (development or production), please be sure to include a signed and scanned copy of the submission release form (link below) Materials CANNOT be reviewed unless they are accompanied by a signed release form. Please also note documentary Channel receives an extraordinary number of pitches and we endeavour to thoroughly review all submissions. We strive to deliver a response within 8 weeks and appreciate your patience while we consider your film.
Infrequently, documentary Channel is open to second window deals with other broadcasters, but will otherwise insist on a substantial exclusive first window. documentary Channel will also consider taking second windows on some films where appropriate.
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