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.
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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.