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February 13, 2019

Screen Siren Pictures Commissioned for Knowledge Network B.C. History Documentary Series

BURNABY – B.C. based Screen Siren Pictures has been commissioned to develop and produce a four-hour historical documentary series about the people, forces and events that shaped the province of British Columbia. The series, “1871” (working title), is scheduled for broadcast and streaming in 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the province's entry into Confederation.

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October 30, 2018

Knowledge Network Achieves "Symbol of Trust" from Imagine Canada

October 30, 2018 – Knowledge Network announced today that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. With this achievement, it joins a community of more than 230 charitable organizations dedicated to operational excellence.

The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.

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October 2, 2018

BBC Kids Channel Closes in Canada

October 2, 2018 -- Knowledge Network Corporation and BBC Studios have announced their joint venture channel BBC Kids will cease operations on December 31, 2018. The channel was revitalized and re-launched in 2011.

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June 19, 2018

Documentary series following British Columbia’s paramedics and dispatchers takes viewers to the front lines of emergency health care

BURNABY, BC - Knowledge Network has commissioned a 10-part documentary series on the work of paramedics and dispatchers at BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) responding to emergencies in the greater Vancouver area. Through real-life stories from the 911 call to the paramedic response on-scene and the ambulance ride to hospital, viewers will have an inside look at the challenges that dedicated professionals face daily.

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September 13, 2017

Globalization and Its Discontents: A New Documentary Collection by British Columbia’s Knowledge Network

Programs that will educate, inform, and in some cases, outrage

VANCOUVER - Today, British Columbia’s public broadcaster, Knowledge Network, announces the launch of a new documentary collection, Globalization and Its Discontents. Beginning September 13 and continuing through to the end of December, the collection consists of ten programs exploring the roots of the global economy and how that system has come to affect nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives.

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September 8, 2017

VIFF Selects Knowledge Original 'Shut Up And Say Something' as BC Spotlight Film

Highlighting Knowledge Network’s commitment to British Columbia’s storytellers

VANCOUVER - British Columbia’s public broadcaster, Knowledge Network is delighted to announce that its latest documentary and Knowledge Original film Shut Up And Say Something has been selected for the BC Spotlight Awards Gala at the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Commissioned by Knowledge Network, the documentary by filmmaker Melanie Wood, makes its world premiere at VIFF and will leave audiences inspired by the talent being developed right here in British Columbia.

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February 9, 2017

Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH - The Final Episodes

BURNABY BC (February 9, 2017) – After two successful seasons, Knowledge Network is capping the award-winning series Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH with two final chapters. Showcasing life in the ER during the busy holiday season, the final episodes offer a rare glimpse at what life is like during this hectic time of year for patients and hospital staff alike.

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