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Canadian viewers will be first to see the controversial documentary that looks into the Oscar Pistorius murder investigation.

CBC News Network’s The Passionate Eye will show the UK documentary ‘Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?’ on Sunday, March 17 at 10pm ET/PT.

With exclusive interviews and sworn testimony, the documentary brings together a detailed picture of the tragedy that made headlines around the world, and sheds light on a man with a dark side.

Did the “Blade Runner” commit pre-meditated murder, or was it an accident, as he maintains? A documentary team has been in Pretoria, South Africa, digging deeper into a death that shocked the world. Presented by Rick Edwards, who covered Pistorius’s gold medal-winning and world record-breaking achievements at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the documentary features interviews with friends of both the victim and the accused. Continue reading »

keshaKe$ha will be shown drinking her own pee in her MTV documentary series My Crazy Beautiful Life.

The singer’s brother has been filming her for the past two year for the documentary series and she says the footage includes her doing things “you really wouldn’t want to see”.

“He got all the things you would want to see and all the things you wouldn’t really want to see,” Ke$ha told BBC Radio 1. “Making out with dudes, drinking my own pee, jumping out of a building, jumping out of airplanes, swimming with sharks. Continue reading »

On the heels of the most talked about pregnancy of the year, Lifetime presents Secrets of the Royal Nursery premiering in Canada on Sunday, December 23 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, followed by the Lifetime original movie, William & Kate.

The one hour special goes behind-the-scenes of the monarchy, revealing what the Royal Couple, and the world, should expect over the coming months as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await the birth of their first child. An encore presentation will air on Wednesday, January 2 at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Featuring interviews with friends, family and Royal specialists, Secrets of the Royal Nursery provides a thorough look into the lives of the Royal couple, chronicling their relationship leading up to the announcement of Catherine’s pregnancy. The special highlights the worldwide attention the news immediately garnered and examines how the Royal pregnancy has instantly affected the state of the Royal Family, the media and how Catherine’s sense of style will undoubtedly influence maternity fashion trends. Continue reading »

The countdown to the Mayan Apocalypse began thousands of years ago, and Shaw Media plans to finish it with End of the World Week. It’s too late to build a bunker and besides, nobody wants to be a lone survivor.

The best way to prepare for the Mayan Apocalypse is by gathering family around the television to watch Shaw Media’s catastrophically compelling line-up of ‘end of the world’ programming. Starting Sunday, December 16, National Geographic Channel (NGC) prepares for the worst with five nights of shows dedicated to the Armageddon.

And if the Mayan revelation is proven wrong, History invites viewers to tune-in to 2012 The End is Now with Brad Meltzer on Friday, December 21 at 9pm ET. Continue reading »

As was announced earlier today by HBO, multiple Grammy winner, entrepreneur and actress Beyoncé will be the focus of an intimate feature-length HBO documentary film.

The documentary will premiere on Saturday, February 16, 2013 on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada), day-and-date with HBO in the US.

Directed by the superstar, the film is a fusion of video and high-voltage performances that provide raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon.

The documentary is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom. Continue reading »

No need for a sleigh, Discovery World is crisscrossing the globe another way. This December, travel across the U.S. on a motorcycle; head to Antarctica on a schooner; hit the streets in a refurbished or enhanced car; drive through difficult terrain in a transport truck; and visit port cities by boat.

Relive the year’s best programming from Discovery World with 13 days of marathons, beginning December 25 through to January 6. Continue reading »

Beginning in January, Canada’s #1 specialty entertainment channel embarks on a wild ride into the past, with mavericks of military airborne battles taking flight and vintage car junkies at the wheel.

Boasting four exciting new series and five returning crowd-pleasers, History’s winter schedule takes its viewers on the perfect winter getaway.

The schedule revs up on Wednesday, January 2 at 9pm ET with the premiere of Counting Cars. Fans of Pawn Stars know that Danny “The Count” Koker is a classic car fanatic.

He is passionate about finding, fixing and flipping vintage cars, while exploring each vehicle’s history. The series follows Danny as he tracks down classic cars and makes on-the-spot offers all around Las Vegas. Continue reading »

History’s collection of commemorative programming struck a chord with Canadians. From November 8 to November 11, 5.3 million viewers* tuned in to the channel’s Days of Remembrance programming, which honoured and remembered Canadian veterans.

Anchoring the all-Canadian line-up was the intimate and emotional series War Story, which reached 2.6 million viewers (2+) and was the most watched Specialty program at 8pm on Sunday, November 11 for the key 2+, Adults 25-54 and Males 25-54 demos.

Proving that viewers are hungry for compelling Canadian content, produced by Canadians and about Canadians, History was the second ranked station for the 2+ demo, the third ranked station for M25-54 and the fourth ranked station for A25-54. Continue reading »

Superstorm New York: What Really Happened, a one-hour special, premieres in Canada on Saturday, November 24 at 9pm ET on National Geographic Channel, and will air globally this month in 171 countries.

The documentary brings viewers inside the eye of the storm to understand how 145 kilometre per hour winds extended from its centre, and driving rains and fatal storm surges left thousands displaced and millions without power. Find out how this “frankenstorm” developed and dig further into the unpredictability of nature’s fury in the 21st century. Continue reading »

CTV Two announced today that is will premiere BAD 25, the acclaimed documentary film from Academy Award-nominated director Spike Lee (Malcolm X) that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Bad album.

Airing in a special Canadian television premiere on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two (visit ctv.ca to confirm local listings) and featuring never-seen-before footage from the vault of the king of pop, BAD 25 examines the production of the iconic Grammy® Award-winning Bad album, often considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

Following its North American premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in September, critics around the world continue to praise the inspiring documentary film including New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading »