The Montreal Canadiens and Bell return with the second season of documentary series 24CH
With even more extensive programming, the second season of 24CH will offer daily access to the 2013-14 team on smartphones, tablets, television and internet
MONTRÉAL, September 24, 2013 –Today, the Montreal Canadiens announced the return of the hotly anticipated documentary series, 24CH, airing weekly on Canal D, RDS, RDS2, TSN and TSN2. Flush with the success of its debut season, 24CH is back again, with extra episodes to give hockey fans more of what they want – on game or practice days, in Montreal or on the
road – on any screen they choose.
“The Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club is the first NHL team to develop a weekly series for an entire season for its fans, and to offer such extensive programming in terms of broadcast platforms. The production team will have the full support of General Manager Marc Bergevin, Head Coach Michel Therrien, the players and all members of the organization to help us produce this completely unique brand of documentary,” says Kevin Gilmore, Chief Operating Officer for the Montreal Canadiens.
The project’s renewal, in a new and improved format, is now available to a larger audience. 24CH will now air on Canal D as well as on RDS and TSN. With the new Bell TV app, customers will also be able to watch the director’s cut, 24CH Premiere, 24 hours in advance.
“Bell is proud to put its technological and multiplatform expertise to work for Canadiens fans.Providing an intriguing insider’s look at the world of Les Glorieux, 24CH lets fans go behind the scenes for a truly captivating viewing experience,” explains Martine Turcotte, Bell’s Vice Chair, Québec. “This new edition of 24CH is a testament to Bell’s commitment to support original and quality content creation and home-grown talent, and to get the community in on the action.”
The first weekly presentation of 24CH will take place October 5, kicking off a series of 27 half-hour episodes airing every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Canal D, and after L’antichambre at 10:45 p.m. on RDS. The series will also be broadcast on RDS2 from October 7 at 6 p.m. and in its English version on TSN2 beginning October 9 at 7 p.m. and on TSN from October 10 at 2 p.m. The director’s cut 24CH Premiere will be available every Friday night in advance on the new Bell TV app.
The Montreal Canadiens and Bell are giving fans a chance to experience the 2013-14 season alongside their favourite team, and on multiple platforms. Before each of the Canadiens 82 regular season games, starting on October 1 vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, mobile “flash clip” content will be available in Bell’s video zone on the Canadiens mobile app and online at Canadiens.com, giving fans from across the country first access to unique 24CH season programming.
Produced this year by Attraction Images, the documentary series 24CH is driven by a highly talented team, including content writer and producer Stéphane Laporte, associate producer Justin Kingsley, producer Stéphane Tremblay and executive producer Olivier Languedoc.
Stéphane Laporte is the production designer for the Québec adaptations of Star Académie, Le Banquier and La Voix. On top of producing “La Quotidienne,” a special feature for Star Académie, and pre-recorded episodes of La Voix, he directed Celine: Through the Eyes of the World, a documentary film about Céline Dion’s world tour that has appeared in theatres around the globe. He has been a columnist for La Presse since 1996, and has written for impressionist André-Philippe Gagnon since 1985.
Justin Kingsley is the successful author behind The Way of the Fight (co-written with world UFC champion Georges St-Pierre), which made its way onto the New York Times best seller list. Justin Kingsley is a writer, a seasoned editor, a brilliant production designer and was one of the stars of renowned ad agency Sid Lee. Among his many creative achievements, this sharp, multitalented strategist and one-time spokesman for the office of the Honourable Paul Martin helped come up with Adidas’ brand strategy for the London Olympics. In 2009, Kingsley’s genius earned him a spot in Marketing Magazine’s list of Canada’s 25 most creative people.
About Attraction Images
With more than 1,100 hours of television, 12 feature films and a dozen digital projects to its credit, Attraction Images boasts an extensive catalogue and has mastered an impressive array of genres, including fiction, documentary, magazine, variety, youth, game show, reality television, variety and transmedia.
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