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TLN Media Group Channels On Free Preview Until The End Of The Year!

TLN Media Group TV Channels Are Free This Fall!

Enjoy a National FREE PREVIEW until the end of the year!

Hey Canada! Craving adventure and a world of new experiences – TLN Media Group is excited to announce a nationwide free preview of 7 of our multicultural TV channels starting immediately and lasting until the end of December 2021.

Working with participating carrier partners, our 7 TV channels in English, Spanish, and Italian can now be seen by 20 million Canadians in about 9 million homes during this special freeview event.

Escape this fall with TLN TV’s celebrity chefs as they take us on culinary journeys around the world and in their home kitchens. Pour yourself a glass of vino and cheer on your favourite team with an all-star soccer lineup of weekly Serie A Italian league matches every Sunday, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier coverage, and the UEFA Nation’s League Finals.

Stay connected with all the latest news and entertainment via the top brands in Italian and Spanish TV including all-Italian language news channel TGCOM24 and Mediaset Italia, and the country’s leading all Spanish-language TV channel Univision Canada and all movie channel Cinelatino.

Learn a second language alongside your children as they enjoy popular kid’s shows in Spanish and Italian on Teleniños and Telebimbi Heritage language channels.

As a hub of multicultural influence for all Canadians, TLN Media Group is committed to keeping diverse audiences informed and entertained at a time when feeling connected is needed more than ever. We applaud the commitment shown by Canada’s largest television providers to support independent multicultural media. The national free preview of the TLN Media Group TV channels is a testament to the carriers’ dedication to the country`s three million Italian and Hispanic Canadians, and the millions more who enjoy the English language programming offered on our main channel, TLN TV.

Participating carriers to date include:

And various CCSA member companies

Free Preview channel numbers by TV provider: tln.ca/tln-free-preview/

Channel Websites: tln.ca | univision.ca | mediasetitalia.ca | tgcom24.ca | teleninos.ca | telebimbi.ca

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

About TLN Media Group
At 36-years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group (TMG), an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals.

About TLN Television | tln.ca
TLN is the television destination for putting more colour in your life! We are home to programs that unite cultures through shared experiences and memorable moments. Delightful personalities take us on scenic adventures in far off places and at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials and regular live international soccer and this is our recipe for bringing more fun, more joy and more colour into the lives of millions of Canadians. TLN is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

About Mediaset Italia | mediasetitalia.ca
Featuring programming from Italy’s leading TV broadcast group, Mediaset Italia brings the best of Italian TV to Canada. The 24-hour Italianlanguage TV channel includes the best entertainment, variety, fiction, comedy, sports and news programming direct from Italy complemented with Made in Canada community pleasing original shows. Mediaset Italia is a TLN Media Group owned channel and can be seen from coast to coast on all of Canada’s largest pay TV platforms. Mediaset Italia is a TLN Media Group channel that is available across Canada.

About Telebimbi | telebimbi.ca
Canada’s only all Italian-language kids’ channel, Telebimbi offers a commercial free destination for children of all ages, from preschool to teen to watch their favourite shows in Italian. Acclaimed animated and live action series, popular family movies and much more, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telebimbi is a TLN Media Group channel.

About TGCOM 24 | tgcom24.ca
TGCOM 24 is a direct link to Italian and world affairs with breaking news as it happens, headlines every hour and in-depth studio discussions. Stay connected with the latest in current affairs, politics, real-time business updates and complete sports highlights. TGCOM 24 is part of the TLN Media Group family of channels.

About Univision Canada | univisioncanada.ca
Univision Canada is the leading Spanish-language television channel delivering the best programming from the Hispanic world to Canada’s 1.8 million Spanish speakers. The lineup features daily news, award-winning telenovelas, talk and reality shows, live music specials and top soccer coverage. Univision Canada is a TLN Media Group owned channel and can be seen from coast to coast on all of Canada’s largest pay TV platforms. Univision Canada is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

About Teleninos | teleninos.ca
Canada’s only all Spanish-language kids’ channel, Teleniños offers a commercial free destination for children of all ages from pre-school to teen to watch their favourite shows in Spanish. Acclaimed animated and live action series, popular family movies and much more, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Teleniños is a TLN Media Group channel.

About Cinelatino | tln.ca/cinelatino 
Canada’s premium all Spanish-Language movie channel Cinelatino is your ticket to 24 hour, all Spanish-language hits and critically acclaimed movies from Mexico, Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.A. Cinelatino is owned and operated by the Hemisphere Media Group and is represented in Canada by TLN Media Group.

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Celebrate Labour Day Weekend With Music And Soccer This Sunday on TLN TV!

(Toronto, ON) September 3, 2021 – Celebrate Labour Day weekend with a full-day lineup of back-to-back soccer and music specials this Sunday, September 5th on TLN TV!

Commemorating the 14th anniversary of the passing of the musical icon dubbed “The People’s Tenor, tune in for special performances and the TLN Premiere documentary “Pavarotti” directed by Ron Howard, for a moving and an in-depth look at the maestro’s life, career and lasting legacy.

Pavarotti a voice for the ages

PAVAROTTI: A Voice for the Ages | Concert

9A/ET

452900-E

PAVAROTTI: The Duets | Concert

10A/ET

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PAVAROTTI: Birth of a Pop Star | Documentary

1:30P/ET

PAVAROTTI (Documentary) | Directed by Ron Howard

5P/ET & 9P/ET

PAVAROTTI: Un’Emozione Senza Fine | Concert

7P/ET

Plus, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers action continues on TLN with two matches starting at 11:30A/ET with England VS Andorra, and Switzerland VS Italy—LIVE at 2:30P in Italiano.

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

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About TLN Media Group (TMG)
At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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TLN TV Kicks Off A Huge Week Of FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Coverage: September 1-8

TLN TV Kicks Off A Huge Week Of European National Teams Soccer Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
ITALY ● PORTUGAL ● ENGLAND ● SPAIN
6 Key Matches from September 1-8

(Toronto, ON) August 27, 2021 -TLN Media Group’s European national teams’ soccer coverage continues with a huge week of multilingual broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers on TLN TV from September 1-8.

All the action kicks off Wednesday, September 1st at 2:30P/et with Portugal facing off against the Republic of Ireland, and features 6 key qualifying matches in September followed by an additional 8 qualifiers in October and November.

The Italian, Spanish and Portuguese language coverage will be broadcast nationally across three TLN Media Group TV channels; TLN TV, Mediaset Italia, and Univision Canada.

Watch as soccer powerhouse nations and world class players go head-to-head for a shot at the ultimate title including: Portugal (Cristiano Ronaldo) , England (Harry Kane), Spain (Álvaro Morata) and reigning European Champion, Italy (Lorenzo Insigne).

TLN’s all-star soccer line-up also includes weekly Serie A Italian League coverage and the UEFA Nations League finals on October 6th  and 10th .

Go to tln.ca for TLN’s complete soccer lineup and see the World Cup Qualifier match schedule below.

FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 QUALIFIERS ON TLN TV

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

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About TLN Media Group (TMG)
At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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TLN TV New Season Highlights 2021

Fall for TLN TV this season and discover a world of culture with a vibrant lineup of new and returning sports, music, movies, food and travel favourites

(Toronto, ON) August 9, 2021 – TLN Television, Canada’s multicultural lifestyle channel launches a new season lineup rich in culture featuring new and returning delightful personalities, taking us on scenic adventures in far off places and at home. Add blockbuster movies and subtitled foreign films, star-studded music specials and an all-star lineup of soccer coverage and that is our recipe that unites millions of Canadians through culturally rich programming.

NEW & RETURNING SPORTS
Serie A Italian League Soccer– Returns August 22
Are you still recovering from Azzurri soccer fever? A new season of Serie A Italian League Soccer returns to TLN TV with weekly live top-tier European soccer coverage every Sunday, featuring100+ matches throughout the season with electrifying Italian language commentary.

UEFA European Qualifiers To The FIFA World Cup 2022- Returns September 1
TLN Media Group scores major European national teams soccer coverage for 2021/22 with multilingual broadcasts of the European Qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup 2022 continuing across its family of TV channels in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese starting September 1st as Portugal faces the Republic of Ireland. TLN Media Group’s coverage features soccer powerhouse nations Spain, Portugal and reigning European Champion, Italy and world class players (Ronaldo, Insigne, Ramos) facing off for a shot at the ultimate title.

Nations League Finals – Starts October 6
TLN Media Group is proud to be the official broadcaster of the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals, airing live from Milano, Italy. The final matches will be broadcast nationally with exclusive commentary of the action-packed coverage across three TLN Media Group TV channels: TLN TV, Mediaset Italia, and Univision Canada. It all kicks off on Wednesday, October 6th at 2:30P/et with soccer powerhouse nations Italy and Spain going head-to-head to secure their spot in the finals.

NEW LIFESTYLE SERIES & PERSONALITIES
Cook Like an Italian With Silvia Colloca– Sun at 7P | Starts Sep 12
For an Italian born-and-raised home cook like Silvia, cooking Italian food isn’t a mere matter of reading a recipe, buying the ingredients, and following a method. Most Italian home-cooks have gained culinary knowledge from their mothers or grandmothers, but if you don’t have the luxury of an Italian Nonna on speed dial, never fear! Leave it to Silvia Colloca, a food writer and home-cook with a passionate opinion on what true Italian food is, to take you by the hand to discover a new approach to everyday cooking with her trademark enthusiasm and flair.

Boys Weekend (with Miguel Maestre) – Sun at 5:30P | Starts Sep 12
Four international chefs get together in Australia for some weekend fun, adventure, good times and plenty of food. The chefs – Miguel Maestre of Spain, Manu Fiedel of France, Gary Mehigan of the UK and Adrian Richardson of Australia – visit unique Australian destinations where they sample the local cuisine and create some of their own. Brazilian cocktails, high stakes poker and a spot of fishing – what more could they want?

Field Trip with Curtis Stone – Wed at 8P | Starts Sep 15
Embark on a global culinary adventure with Michelin star celebrity chef Curtis Stone and friends as he looks to recreate the spirit of the world’s greatest wine regions through elaborate tasting menus at his restaurant, Maude, in Beverly Hills.

NEW SEASONS OF RETURNING LIFESTYLE FAVOURITES
Lidia’s Kitchen – Mon-Fri at 6:30P and Sun at 6P | New Season Starts Oct 11
This new season (Reflecting and Reconnecting) of the Emmy winning series, features stories that shaped the queen of Italian cuisine, restauranteur and TV host, Lidia Bastianich as a person and as a celebrity chef. Throughout the 26-part series, Lidia shares anecdotes and recipes from her childhood, when times were sometimes challenging, but happy and fulfilling. Lidia’s Kitchen shares a combination of interviews, new recipe segments, reflections on older dishes, and moments of “reconnecting” where, via video chat, she cooks with family and friends. And, as in earlier series, she continues to engage the audience with her “Ask Lidia” questions. These segments are timelier than ever, as viewers continue to use contemporary online platforms to cook together, talk together, and simply be together. ~Tutti A Tavola a Mangiare~

David Rocco’s Dolce Southeast Asia – Coming Soon
After falling in love with the sights, smells and of course flavours of Southeast Asia in his many travels through the region, Canada’s globetrotting cultural explorer David Rocco has decided to see what this tropical wonderland has in store for him. Travelling to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, David learns traditional dishes and samples the street food he’s heard about from foodies all over the world. Seeing first-hand the unique cultures thriving in rural villages and the bustling cosmopolitan cities, David is inspired to share with the world the stories of the people he meets along the way.

Open Fire (with Rob Rossi and Craig Harding) – Coming Soon
Celebrated Canadian Chefs and popular hosts of the long-running Opening series on TLN, Rob Rossi and Craig Harding, are back with a new rustic and inspiring culinary adventure that takes place entirely over an open fire on a picturesque country estate. The series spans all four seasons, showing viewers that outdoor cooking isn’t just for Bermuda shorts and barbecue season. The chefs heat things up in snowy mid-winter, spring, fall, and summer, bringing fresh, seasonal ingredients to the table.

Neven’s Spanish Food Trails (with Neven Maguire) – Thurs at 8P | Starts Sep 16
In this new series of Neven’s Spanish Food Trails, popular chef Neven Maguire explores the spectacular Northern regions of Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. Just like the landscape, the food varies greatly in each region, from the mountainous Picos De Europa National Park, to the cities of Santander, Gijon, A Coruna, Santiago De Compostela, and the stunning coastal Rias Baixas. As Neven enjoys local cuisine and a huge range of produce, he also creates a new recipe every week, inspired by the food he discovers in each location.

My Greek Table (with Diane Kochilas) – Sat at 7P | Starts Sept 11
Hosted by chef, award-winning cookbook author and restaurateur Diane Kochilas, this culinary/travel series celebrates Greek history and culture through delicious food. Join Diane as she travels throughout Greece and its Islands, where she explores many of the foods that Greece is known for and discovers the country’s traditions.

Pati’s Mexican Table (with Pati Jinich) – Sat at 7:30P | Starts Sept 11
The new season of Pati’s Mexican Table will transport us to a region of Mexico largely unseen by the outside world. Stretching along northern Mexico’s west coast – from the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range, to the small towns sprinkled along the beaches of the Pacific, and through fertile farmland between natural rivers and man-made dams – Pati will crisscross the state of Sinaloa, considered Mexico’s breadbasket. From exploring, she’ll learn why the people of Sinaloa are so proud of their regional cuisine, traditional sourcing, and cooking techniques, and unique ingredients. Pati will also continue her exploration of the evolution of Mexican food in the U.S. with a stop in Tucson to taste some of its Mexican favorites.

Tastes Like Home (with Catherine Fulvio) – Sun at 7:30P | Starts Sept 12
Six incredible cities, twelve emotive families and food cooked with passion is the recipe for this new season of Tastes Like Home with Irish TV chef, food writer, author Catherine Fulvio. Enjoy a serving of delicious recipes steeped in tradition and flavour of incredible culture and sights from locations right across the world.

NEW AND RETURNING ENTERTAINMENT
One Day At A Time (New Comedy) – Coming Soon
A remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day At A Time revolves around a Cuban-American family headed by a recently separated military mom (Justina Machado) who’s navigating a new single life while raising two children with the ‘help’ of her mother (Rita Moreno) and a building manager named Schneider (Todd Grinnell).

Mucho Movie Weekends – Fri-Sun Double Feature at 9P
Catch a double-bill of the hottest blockbuster hits with back-to-back movies every Friday through Sunday starting at 9P.

Italy At Home Foreign Film Sundays (With English Subtitles) – Sun at 9P | Starts Sep 12
If you love foreign films, than Sunday nights on TLN are for you! Fellini famously said, “a different language is a different vision of life.” And in that spirit, TLN TV delivers a specially curated lineup of box office hits from Italy with English subtitles every Sunday at 9P as part of its weekly Mucho Movie Weekends lineup.

CLICK HERE for a sneak peek of TLN Television’s new season line-up.

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

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About TLN Media Group (TMG)
At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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TLN Media Group Presents Movie and Original Documentary Screenings At ItalfestMtl 2021

TLN Media Group is a proud annual partner of Italfest MTL (Previously Montreal’s Italian Week), this year taking place from August 6–22!

As part of the 2021 lineup, we’re celebrating Ferragosto with our Montreal community at a special drive-in presentation of the Italian box office hit comedy,”Ma Cosa Ci Dice Il CervelloAugust 15 at 8P

Giovanna is a low-profile woman with a regular and boring life, but behind this dull façade, Giovanna is actually a secret agent, engaged in extremely dangerous and thrilling international missions.

Watch Trailer

PLUS as part of the virtual lineup, enjoy special online screenings of TLN Media Group’s award-winning original documentaries on tln.ca this weekendpre-register to watch online below!

Malocchio Moderno: A Superstition That Shaped The Italian Culture

(Malocchio Moderno: Una Superstizione Che Ha Plasmato La Cultura Italiana) 

Sat, Aug 7 | 8P

Told through the personal life experiences of its Writer and Director, Anthony Sarracco, this original documentary tells the story of an ancient superstition that has wreaked havoc on the psychological development of many Italian-Canadian children. It’s called the ‘Malocchio’. The malocchio translates to mal=bad and occhio=eye or otherwise referred to in English as the evil eye. According to Italian folklore, those giving the malocchio can cause harm to others.

Tendenza: The Modernization of the Italian Canadian Textile Industry

(Tendenza: La Modernizzazione dell’ industria tessile Italo-Canadese)  

Sun Aug 8 | 8P

Produced by Montreal native Anthony Sarracco of Rebellion Films, Tenenza explores the Canadian textile industry from the perspective of Canada’s most notable Italian designers: denim mogul Salvatore Parasuco, internationally renowned designer Carmine Lauro and suit-maker Denis Limonsani of Bosco Uomo showcasing how these creative pioneers are adapting to an ever-changing business market in the midst ofglobalization.

For full event details, go to italfestmtl.ca.

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

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About TLN Media Group (TMG)
At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Coverage Kicks Off TOMORROW On TLN TV And Univision Canada?⚽️

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 coverage kicks-off TOMORROW on TLN TV and Univision Canada

Check out this week’s men’s and women’s soccer lineup below!

Go to tln.ca for the full schedule with all the Olympic action In Italiano and En Español featuring daily soccer matches and highlights coverage.

THIS WEEK

Group Stage

For schedules and more, head to tln.ca.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Special Programming on TLN TV

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

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About TLN Media Group (TMG)
At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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One Week Away From TLN Media Group’s Multilingual Coverage Of The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

One Week Away From TLN Media Group’s Multilingual Coverage Of The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Featuring Daily Italian and Spanish language soccer coverage and Olympic Games Highlights

Italian and Spanish-Speaking Canadians will enjoy live play-by-play soccer coverage and daily Olympic highlights on TLN, and Univision Canada

(Toronto, ON) July 14, 2021 – Connecting cultures through sport, the Olympics are returning to TLN Media Group! Through a partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada – Canada’s Olympic network– TLN Media Group is an Official Licensed Broadcaster of the Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020, providing live coverage in non-official languages.

From July 23 to August 8, TLN Media Group will deliver 100+ hours of men’s and women’s Olympic soccer, as well as daily Olympic highlights in Italian and Spanish to Canadians from coast to coast on TLN Television and Univision Canada.

“We are fortunate to continue our 37-year track record of bringing Canadian multiculturalism to life on TV,” said TLN Media Group President, Aldo Di Felice. “In this case by bringing our communities of viewers the sports they love in the languages they speak. The millions of Canadians who speak Spanish or Italian can watch this world event on Canadian TV with Canadian made commentary in their languages of comfort. That’s diversity.”

TLN’s 17 days of Olympic coverage will culminate with both the women’s and men’s gold medal matches, on August 6th and 7th.

The colourful multicultural Olympic broadcast team includes Canadians from Italy and Venezuela:

  • Italian native and Mediaset Italia Canada host, Antonio Giorgi is no stranger to making the big calls and has perfected his skill working the Olympic Games Pyeongchang 2018, Euro 2016 and 2014 FIFA World Cup broadcasts
  •  Nelson Perez is an experienced Spanish-language broadcaster from Venezuela who will once again join the TLN Olympic broadcast team to provide the Spanish language play-by-play. Perez’s love of sports broadcasting garnered him the spot as one of the lead play-by-play radio announcers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he’s had the opportunity to interview high profile pro athletes including David Villa and Josh Donaldson.

Click Here for the complete broadcast schedule.

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

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About TLN Media Group (TMG)
At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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TLN’s Antonio Giorgi delivers explosive Italian language play-by-play for the UEFA EURO 2020 FINAL this Sunday!

TLN Media Group’s Antonio Giorgi Delivers Explosive
Italian Language play-by-play for the UEFA EURO 2020 FINAL 

In a special collaboration with TSN – The Sports Network – Canada, TLN Media Group commentator Antonio Giorgi delivers the Italian-language play-by-play of the UEFA EURO 2020 FINAL (Italy VS England this Sun. July 11 at 2PM/ET), exclusively on TSN Digital platforms. Watch Sunday’s match in Italian on TSN.ca and the TSN app.

**PLUS catch Antonio as part of the national pre-game show on TSN TV this Sunday. **

Links to Antonio’s pregame appearances today are below:

10:15am/ET | TSN 690 Montréal (with Tony Marinaro)

2:00pm/ET | TSN 1050 Toronto (Game Day with Matt Cauz)

3:00pm/ET | Digital SportsCentre (TSN Instagram with Marissa Roberto)

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

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About TLN Media Group (TMG)
At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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TLN Media Group Celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day

TLN Media Group Celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Enjoy An All-Day Marathon Special Presentation of
Original Canadian Productions that celebrate Canadian diversity
Sunday, June 27 starting at 9A/et on TLN TV

(Toronto, ON) June 21, 2021 – Join TLN Media Group in celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day on  Sunday, June 27th. Showcasing the unique stories that celebrate our country’s diversity, the network’s flagship channel TLN TV presents a specially curated all-day marathon of culturally significant original Canadian productions.  The lineup features dramas, documentaries, variety and children’s series in English, and Italian or Spanish with English subtitles. PLUS catch the live broadcast of Copa America 2021 match featuring Brazil vs Ecuador, starting at 4:50P/et. 

As Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, TLN Media Group takes great pride in its longstanding tradition of producing unique top-quality programs with the participation of a culturally diverse roster of writers, directors, and production crew.  Made by multicultural Canadians, for ALL Canadians to enjoy, TLN Media Group’s extensive catalogue of original productions connects communities with the passions that make their cultures unique and makes these stories accessible for future generations.

As part of our daylong lineup of multicultural festivities, also enjoy a series of special messages from TLN personalities and VIP leaders sharing what multiculturalism means to them including:  Honourable Pablo Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons),  Honourable Bardish Chagger (Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth), Lidia Bastianich (Lidia’s Kitchen), David Rocco (Dolce Vita Series), Camila Gonzalez (TLN & Univision Canada host) and Antonio Giorgi (Mediaset Italia Canada host).

Our goal is to inspire and unite all Canadians now more than ever and celebrate the beautiful and diverse mosaic of our country.

Celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day with TLN Media Group – Sunday, June 27 starting at 9A/et, only on TLN TV. Click Here for the lineup.

About TLN Media Group (TMG)

At 35 years young, the original single ethnic TV channel “Telelatino” has grown and evolved into TLN Media Group, an independent, immigrant-owned organization. TMG is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting communities through storytelling and shared experiences.

As a multicultural advocacy leader, TMG selects, curates, produces and commissions unique and culturally significant TV and digital content distributed both in Canada and worldwide through TMG Worldwide Media Distribution.

TMG’s flagship TLN TV channel has evolved into an English language friendly channel providing multiculturally rich content. Additionally, TMG operates Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language TV channels led by Spanish language leader Univision Canada and top Italian language services Mediaset Italia Canada and TGCOM24 news network. TMG also launched and manages Canada’s first and only Heritage language channels for kids, Telebimbi and Teleniños; EuroWorld Sport TV, a channel dedicated to sports fandom; and is active in producing and promoting cultural events and festivals. For more information visit www.tlnmediagroup.com.

About TLN Television | tln.ca TLN is Canada’s multiculturally rich English-friendly TV Channel. Uniting cultures through shared experiences, colourful personalities take us on adventures abroad & at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials & live international soccer & that’s our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of Canadians. TLN TV is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

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COMMENTARY: Rights squatters, Euro 2020, and Bill C-10

COMMENTARY: Rights squatters, Euro 2020, and Bill C-10

By Aldo Di Felice
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CARTT.ca (Toronto, ON) June 14, 2021 – FOR MILLIONS OF CANADIANS, Euro 2020 is already a disappointment, and it all has to do with what happens when the powers-that-be allow “squatting”. No, I am not talking about a new soccer tactic.

One year delayed, the 2020 UEFA European Championship kicked off on June 11, in Rome, Italy. The month-long tournament will see 36 matches played between 24 national teams in stadiums spread across 11 European cities. Like the Olympics, it’s a sporting competition with global significance, attracting a multinational, multilingual following. It will draw a projected total live event audience of 4.7 billion in 229 territories via 137 broadcast partners in every language imaginable.

And for the fans among us 36 million Canadians, we can enjoy watching our favorite team in the language of our choice… just so long as it is English or French!

Fans of the “lucky four” – Scotland, Wales, England, and France – will be happy to watch match commentary in their preferred languages from understandably biased British announcers on TSN, or their French counterparts on RDS.

But Croatian Canadians watching their team play England are inclined to turn down the volume on the British “homers” calling the match. And that will be repeated for every fan watching his team paired up with one of the lucky four. Many Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Ukrainian, Turkish, Polish, Dutch and German fans, to name a few, will be gritting their teeth.

Living in one of the most multiculturally and multilingually diverse countries in the world is not something that is properly reflected by our Canadian broadcast system. “Serving the needs and interests of Canadians” is supposed to be the cornerstone of CRTC policies. But third-class treatment of multilingual ethnic Canadians continues to be the norm in Ottawa. Even when 20% of Canadians, over 7 million of us, identify a non-official language as that most often spoken at home.

Other jurisdictions around the world do not allow media companies to engage in “rights squatting” with respect to programs and events of national importance, because it deprives consumers.

“Of course, that is a market they themselves have shaped into a lopsided consolidated industry dominated by a handful of diversified giants.”

However, the CRTC permits Canada’s media giants to license multilingual rights to big events like Euro2020 – and then not make them available. And yet the CRTC does have a rule that prohibits TV channels like ours from “withholding” programs from carriers, meaning media giants can buy and withhold key ethnic rights from Canadians, but ethnic channels cannot withhold their programming from carriers.

How does that make sense?

Which brings us to Bill C-10, the tortured proposal to update Canada’s broadcasting laws for the first time in three decades. We also happen to now be in the third decade since the CRTC last looked at the issue of an ethnic broadcasting policy. That’s a long time to wait to resolve the systemic exclusion and marginalization of multilingual ethnic communities in our broadcasting system.

Of course, we have raised these issues, and others, many times but the CRTC and government policymakers have sidestepped the entrenched systemic biases against Canada’s multilingual ethnic communities. On the rare occasions when Ottawa’s bureaucrats address these omissions, they typically rationalize their inaction by referring to “market forces”. Of course, that is a market they themselves have shaped into a lopsided consolidated industry dominated by a handful of diversified giants.

But let us be clear, it is not the job of Canada’s media industry giants to address systemic inequities that are commercially unappealing. It is the job of Ottawa policymakers to do so and so far, they have not done a good job for multilingual ethnic Canadians.

For that reason, a group of like-minded organizations came together in early 2021 as the Canadian Ethnic Media Coalition (CEMC). CEMC has been proposing simple amendments to Bill C-10 that would finally include multilingual and ethnic diversity in the system’s priorities. Diversity in our broadcast system should include 1. A diverse workforce, 2. Diverse leadership, 3. Linguistic diversity and; 4. Diverse ownership and control. All four elements are necessary to achieve true diversity and break down systemic barriers. Our broadcast system and Canadian society will be better for it. The coalition also includes Ethnic Channels Group, the Canadian Ethnic Media Association, and the Canadian Ethnocultural Council.

And for Canadian sports fans out there who love hearing their “immigrant languages” when watching TV, we are proud to say that our Univision Canada TV channel is now broadcasting the Copa America, South America’s equivalent top soccer tournament. In the world’s most exciting soccer language, Español! And we will also be bringing next month’s Olympic games to our TV audiences in Spanish and Italian, including the soccer matches!

Our multilingual broadcasts of the Olympics are thanks to the foresight and progressive thinking of our national broadcaster CBC, with whom we have collaborated many times over the past 20 years to bring multilingual Canadians the programming they crave, in the languages they speak.

Aldo Di Felice is president, TLN Media Group Inc.