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January 15, 2015

Knowledge Network Documentaries Nominated for Multiple Canadian Screen Awards

The 2015 Canadian Screen Awards nominees in film, television and digital media were announced this week by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Three Knowledge Network commissions were among those nominated.

“We are delighted by the national recognition for our commissioned documentaries,” says Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “Our support of B.C. and Canadian independent producers has not only led to multiple CSA nominations, but documentaries that continue to be relevant and popular with audiences in British Columbia.”

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October 20, 2014

$212K Estate Gift to Knowledge Network Endowment

Burnaby, B.C. -- British Columbia’s Knowledge Network has received a $212,000 bequest from the estate of Doris Marion Beauchamp of Chemainus, B.C. It is the largest estate gift received since the establishment of the Endowment Fund in 2007.

“We are so grateful to Mrs. Beauchamp, a Knowledge Partner for many years, for her generosity and enduring support,” said Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “Her thoughtful gift to the endowment will ensure great programs continue to be premiered on Knowledge Network for years to come.”

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August 18, 2014

Knowledge Network Launches Two BC-Produced Original Kids' Series This Fall

Kate & Mim-Mim and Lah-Lah’s Adventures premiere September 1 on Knowledge Network and BBC Kids.

VANCOUVER, August 18, 2014 – British Columbia’s Knowledge Network and BBC Kids are set to premiere two made-in-BC series, Kate & Mim-Mim and Lah-Lah’s Adventures, on September 1. As the commissioning broadcasters in Canada for these two original children’s series, Knowledge Network and BBC Kids worked with many of Vancouver’s most talented members of the animation industry to bring the magic of these two series alive for audiences across Canada and around the world.

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January 13, 2014

Knowledge Network documentary Blood Relative Nominated for Canadian Screen Awards

The 2014 Canadian Screen Awards nominees in film, television and digital media were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

Blood Relative: Mumbai’s Forgotten Children, directed by B.C. filmmaker Nimisha Mukerji and commissioned by British Columbia’s Knowledge Network, received three nominations: Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Political/Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary Program and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series.

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January 8, 2014

New series Emergency Room Life and Death at VGH offers first-ever look inside BC’s busiest ER

Groundbreaking six-part series premieres on British Columbia’s Knowledge Network Jan 21, 2014.

VANCOUVER, January 8, 2014 - Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH, a groundbreaking new six-part documentary series set in Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency room, is set to premiere Tuesday, January 21st at 9 pm PT on British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. Episodes will be simulcast on broadcast and the series’ interactive companion website at

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November 14, 2013

Knowledge Network Celebrates British Columbia Artists & Athletes

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is premiering Take Me Home, a series of 38 short stories of home by renowned artists, athletes, artisans and arts patrons from British Columbia. The documentaries were produced by two B.C. independent production companies – Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan’s Two Story Productions and David Martin’s Hyphen Communications -- working with 13 other directors.

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