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WELCOME TO CHANNEL ZERO

Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and specialty channels Rewind & Silver Screen Classics. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites and social media platforms and beyond via our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, and Channel Zero Studios, a creative production arm that brings scripted and unscripted projects to life with innovative partnerships. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit chz.com.

OUR TEAM (Click to expand)

Our Television Brands

CHCH logo
CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.
Rewind Logo
Rewind is a Canadian television channel giving viewers a curated throwback movie experience. Rediscover the characters, quotes, and plot twists that defined pop culture today. Reconnect with some of your favourite films, or discover a film that you’ve never seen before. Reward yourself with our lineup of hundreds of movies, watch them uncensored, and in HD. Reconnect. Rediscover. Relive. Rewind. For more information, please visit watchrewind.com.
Silver Screen Classics Logo
Silver Screen Classics is the only Canadian TV channel specializing in classic films from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, bringing you legendary movie stars like John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, and many others. For more information, please visit SilverScreenClassics.com.

Digital Platforms

CHCH
CHCH.com brings news and information for the Hamilton and Niagara regions to the second screen. At CHCH.com, visitors can live stream news & daytime programming, as well as select primetime and special event broadcasts. Online visitors can also catch up with past episodes of select CHCH original productions on-demand.

In addition, we specialize in creating custom integration opportunities for your brand through a host of original productions and breaking news content.

Digital Solutions

Junction Digital
Junction Digital is a digital marketing agency working with small, mid-sized and larger businesses and organizations to help them with all their online advertising needs. The services include search engine marketing, social media marketing and programmatic advertising. Junction Digital services go beyond advertising to provide website development, social media management, search engine optimization and creative services. For more information please visit JUNCTIONDIGITAL.CA.

AWARD-WINNING OUAT MEDIA

Ouat Media
Ouat Media is a Toronto-based distribution and sales company that specializes in short film. Recognized internationally as one of the world’s primary destinations for work by the industry’s rising stars, Ouat Media boasts an award-winning catalogue of titles featuring 12 Oscar® nominees including 3 Oscar® winners to date.

Broadcasting Services Offered

 
TELEVISION STUDIO RENTAL FACILITIES
Channel Zero has several studio rental facilities available for TV, film and commercial production shoots. Featuring Studio A (50’ x 80’) and Studio B (28’ x 31’) in Hamilton and green screen virtual set capabilities in both Hamilton and Toronto, we have the space, equipment and crew available to accommodate your production needs.
 
BROADCAST SIGNAL ORIGINATION SERVICES
Channel Zero provides Linear Channel Signal origination for a number of outside clients. Services provided include content ingest, file based workflow, Final Cut editing for playout, closed captioning of content for playout as well as live captioning capability, and live production integration

CREATIVE SERVICES
Channel Zero offers professional, one-stop, award winning creative services from an experienced team of Writer/Producers, Editors and Graphic Artists who can guide you through the entire creative process.

For more information about any of the Broadcasting Services we offer, please contact us.

In the News

 

 OUAT MEDIA NAMED EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTOR OF SELECT SHORT DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE NEW YORKER

(2023-04-20) Ouat Media will bring this slate to the 2023 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, taking place in Toronto from April 27th through May 7th.

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 CHCH-TV OPENS NEW 4K-READY STUDIO IN HAMILTON

(2022-04-14) Hamilton, Halton & Niagara’s News Leader Now Broadcasting Daily From New Home on Innovation Drive

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 INTERNATIONAL ESPIONAGE DRAMA SERIES 'PROFESSIONALS' TO LAUNCH IN CANADA on CHCH-TV

(2022-01-27) 'Professionals' is first Canadian linear sale of Distribution Partnership between Incendo and Rainmaker Content. 'Professionals' stars Tom Welling, Brendan Fraser and Elena Anaya.

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 MOTHER FILMS AND OUAT MEDIA PARTNER FOR SUNDANCE WORLD PREMIERE “F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K”

(2022-01-25) Comedy Live Action Short from Director Harris Doran stars Baltimore Rapper DDm, Kara Young and Catherine Curtain

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 OUA & CHCH PARTNER FOR 113TH YATES CUP

(2021-11-16) Coverage of the historic championship football game kicks off on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00pm ET, available on all CHCH platforms including TV, YouTube, and chch.com.

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 CHCH-TV WELCOMES GREG O'BRIEN AS NEWS DIRECTOR

(2021-10-01) Greg O’Brien, formerly of Cartt.ca as founder and publisher, will be stepping into the News Director role effective immediately, overseeing the generation of news content across all CHCH-TV and all Channel Zero platforms, including television, digital, social media and podcasting.

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 OUAT MEDIA AND ELEVATION PICTURES ENTER DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

(2021-09-24) Catalogue of selected internationally-acclaimed short films to be released on iTunes & Apple TV

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 CHCH-TV ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF NEWS VP

(2021-08-30) Mike Katrycz, VP of News, will be retiring at the end of September 2021 after 21 years at the station.

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 CHCH JOINS THE INNOVATION DRIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD

(2021-06-16) CHCH has taken up a temporary “Summer Camp” residence at the Hamilton Technology Centre on Innovation Drive

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 CHANNEL ZERO LAUNCHES STUDIO DIVISION

(2019-11-22) Led by industry veteran Jennifer Chen, Channel Zero Studios will produce original scripted content for all platforms

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Careers

Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and a bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind, Silver Screen Classics, and Halla Bol Kids TV, Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channel. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites, as well as through our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company

 

Our employees are passionate about what they do. With a fair degree of autonomy and independence, they work in a casual, creative and entrepreneurial environment. They are innovators ready to take on new challenges. If you like to work in a collaborative, fast paced, always changing environment where creativity thrives, Channel Zero may have a career opportunity for you.

 

Thanks for considering Channel Zero and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to receive updates about our current and future opportunities.

 

Channel Zero is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.

 

Current Opportunities

Part-Time Master Control Operator Part-Time Master Control Operator

Channel Zero Inc. (CHZ) has a career opportunity for a part-time Master Control Operator at our Toronto office in The Junction (Keele & Dundas).

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Channel Zero Inc. (CHZ) has a career opportunity for a part-time Master Control Operator at our Toronto office in The Junction (Keele & Dundas).

 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities
● Monitor outgoing signals and ensure integrity of all channels
● Prepare, import and maintain schedules to automations
● Make revisions to program schedules as directed by the Programming, Production and/or Traffic Departments
● Load and ensure accuracy of program schedules, and make changes as necessary
● Prepare all programming, commercial and promotional content for air/play-out, including encoding, downloading and transcoding media
● Review, segment and ensure technical quality, accuracy and completeness of all media
● Basic editing tasks using Final Cut Pro
● Setup, receive and record multiple incoming signals (i.e. satellite, fibre, adjacent systems, etc.)
● Work closely with the Engineering department to ensure the functionality of all equipment and to perform basic equipment maintenance,
● React promptly to technical issues, and advise appropriate personnel in a timely manner
● Complete daily reports on Master Control operations
● Prepare and maintain VOD content for BDUs
● Perform other related duties as assigned

 

The ideal candidate will possess:
● Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
● Excellent multitasking skills and great attention to detail
● Technical ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high definition broadcast video/audio signals
● Ability to ingest and edit content as well as basic operation of production switcher for live cut-ins
● Ability to work with multiple platforms (Windows 64-bit systems XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX, Leopard) and to map drives and use networks
● Willing and enthusiastic about learning new technologies
● Must be able to do shift work including overnights, weekends, and holidays
● Must work well in team environment at the same time work well under minimal supervision
● Relevant experience in a Master Control facility will be a definite asset

 

Quoting ref# MC-2024-02, please send résumé and covering letter with salary expectations to: careers@chz.com
Channel Zero Inc. is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is an
equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but
applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected
candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please. If you require any accommodations at this or any stage of the recruitment
process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to careers@chz.com.

 

About Channel Zero
Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and specialty channels Rewind & Silver
Screen Classics. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites
and social media platforms and beyond, via our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award®
winning film sales and distribution company, and Channel Zero Studios, a creative production arm that brings scripted and unscripted projects to
life with innovative partnerships. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto. For more information, please visit chz.com.

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Broadcast Technician Broadcast Technician

CHCH-TV is committed to a standard of excellence in the work we do while maintaining a casual and fun environment. We are looking for expertise in IP video and audio infrastructure. This position is part of a team of dedicated and motivated professionals providing creative and innovative solutions for our news team and beyond. If you want to be part of a team whose passion fuels their dedication and accountability this could be the place for you.

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Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

 

  • Maintain, install and support a wide variety of broadcast hardware and software
  • Maintain, install and support a wide variety of ENG Cameras, Tripods, Audio Gear, and other ENG equipment
  • Strong knowledge of technical work flows to be able to navigate and troubleshoot issues
  • Communicate electronically and in person with computer users experiencing difficulties to determine, solve and document problems experienced
  • Emulate or reproduce technical problems encountered by users
  • Provide business systems, network and Internet support to users in response to identified difficulties
  • Collect, organize and maintain a problems and solutions log for use by other technical support analysts
  • Participate in the redesign of workflows, special projects, vehicles and other systems
  • Ensuring good communication with co-workers, supervisors and management
  • Answer and log transmitter calls and call in appropriate staff for emergencies

 

Qualifications and Skills:

 

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • At least three years of experience in a support/technical position
  • A working knowledge of ENPS, Ross Xpressions would be an asset
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong ability to effectively troubleshoot in a live TV environment
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • A readiness to work varied shifts, including mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Some on-call required
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

 

Posting Date:  March 2, 2023

Application Deadline:  March 16, 2023   

Transmitter and Maintenance Technician, Union position in Function Group F.1, Wage Classification Rate 10

Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting reference # CHCH-TMT-2023-03

 

 

2190015 Ontario Inc. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.

2190015 Ontario Inc. is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

 

About CHCH: CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week. Millions more see us online on various platforms. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.

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Broadcast Technician Broadcast Technician

Do you want to be part of a team that is working on new and emerging technologies? Do you have video experience as well as a passion for the technical aspects of Television? The Television landscape is changing with much more reliance on IT technology. This field is changing and we are looking for someone who wants to change and grow with it. Our team is collaborative and focused on our goals. If this sounds like a place where you can thrive we would love to hear from you. This is a full-time position where shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights and on-call.

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Do you want to be part of a team that is working on new and emerging technologies?  Do you have video experience as well as a passion for the technical aspects of Television?  The Television landscape is changing with much more reliance on IT technology.  This field is changing and we are looking for someone who wants to change and grow with it. Our team is collaborative and focused on our goals.  If this sounds like a place where you can thrive we would love to hear from you.

 

This is a full-time position where shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights and on-call.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and troubleshoot satellite transmissions, multiplexed signals and automation system operations for multiple broadcast streams and High-Definition channels
  • Effectively communicate with manager, master control operators, vendors, clients and management on all issues affecting the transmission of channels
  • Troubleshoot and maintain various Broadcast servers, computer servers, and Non-linear editing systems used in Digital media workflows
  • Troubleshoot and repair of traditional broadcast equipment such as video, master control switchers, routing switchers, and supporting infrastructure
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new facilities and/or addition or modification of existing facilities
  • Keep manager informed on all repairs and maintenance issues or other matters affecting operations
  • Update and maintain drawings and create new ones for assigned projects
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance of computer systems and networks
  • Provide support of Master Control operations
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Key Qualifications:  

  • Broadcast Engineering Diploma/Degree or relevant experience in a broadcast engineering capacity
  • Ability to work under pressure, make sound decisions and find effective solutions
  • Competent technical ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high definition broadcast video/audio signals, with sound understanding of a variety of automation systems and video path flow
  • Ability to work with multiple platforms (Linux, Windows 64-bit systems and Mac OSX) troubleshoot issues and test updates
  • Excellent multitasking skills and great attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to problem solve
  • Willing and enthusiastic about learning new technologies
  • Must work well in a team environment at the same time work well under minimal supervision

 

Please send your résumé and cover letter in confidence to careers@chz.com quoting reference BT-2023-01

Channel Zero Inc. is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

About Channel Zero Inc.

Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and specialty channels Rewind & Silver Screen Classics. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites and social media platforms and beyond, via our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, and Channel Zero Studios, a creative production arm that brings scripted and unscripted projects to life with innovative partnerships. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto. For more information, please visit chz.com.

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Co-operative Education (Co-op) and Internships

Channel Zero supports experiential learning as an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills through hands-on experiences and is pleased to offer a limited number of opportunities for Job Shadowing, Cooperative Education (Secondary school credit based ‘co-op’ programs) and Internships (recognized post-secondary programs). Cooperative Education and Internship opportunities include roles in HR, Accounting, Marketing and Sales (along with the traditional Broadcast roles)

Learn more about our Co-op and internship opportunities

Advertising

Rob Montanaro
General Manager, Sales
rob.montanaro@chch.com
416.366.9688 x 2075
905.645.2075

Sponsorships

Britney Cochrane
Marketing & Promotions Specialist
britney.cochrane@chch.com
905.522.1101 x 2551

Junction Digital

Steve Macfarlane
Vice President
steve@junctiondigital.ca
416.492.1595 x 227

Ouat Media

Inga Diev
General Manager
info@ouatmedia.com

For all other inquiries