Fairchild TV

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Fairchild TV
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Fairchild TV logo
Launched 1993 Fairchild TV: About Us (Chinese)
Owned by Fairchild Group (80%)
TVB (20%)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Richmond, British Columbia and Richmond Hill, Ontario
Sister channel(s) Fairchild TV 2 HD
Talentvision
Talentvision 2 HD
Website Fairchild TV (Chinese)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 717
(Toronto feed)
Channel 718 (Vancouver feed)
Shaw Direct Channel 801 (Vancouver feed)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
Bell Aliant TV Channel 675
Bell Fibe TV Channel 716 (Toronto - Mandarin)
Channel 717 (Toronto - Cantonese)
Channel 718 (Vancouver)
MTS Channel 506
Optik TV Channel 2801 (Vancouver feed)
Channel 2802 (Toronto feed)
SaskTel Channel 291

Fairchild TV or FTV (Traditional Chinese: 新時代電視, Simplified Chinese: 新时代电视, Pinyin: xīnshídài diànshì, Jyutping: san1si4doi6 din6si6), is a Canadian Cantonese language Category A specialty channel. It is co-owned by majority owner Fairchild Media Group (a subsidiary of the Fairchild Group) and Television Broadcasts Limited which owns 20% of the business. Fairchild TV has studios in the Greater Toronto Area (Richmond Hill, Ontario) and Metro Vancouver (inside Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, British Columbia).

History[edit]

The Cantonese broadcasting service, Chinavision Canada was rebranded as Fairchild TV when Fairchild purchased Chinavision.

Operations[edit]

Fairchild TV Studio in Richmond Hill

In Ontario, Fairchild TV signs on at 6:00am EST and signs off at 4:05 a.m. EST. In Metropolitan Vancouver, Fairchild TV signs on at 6:00 a.m. PST and signs off at 4:05 a.m. PST. In Calgary and Edmonton, Fairchild TV signs on at 7:00 a.m. MST and signs off at 5:05 a.m. MST.

More than 475,000 Chinese Canadians across Canada watch Fairchild Television each day, roughly 70% of the whole Chinese population in Canada.[citation needed]

FTV operates two standard definition television channels: Fairchild TV in Cantonese and Talentvision in Mandarin. Both stations use programming from Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary. As of May 23, 2013, Fairchild TV launched two High Definition (HD) channels: Fairchild TV 2 HD in Cantonese and Talentvision 2 HD in Mandarin.

Fairchild TV's logo used from 1993-2013.

Programs[edit]

Fairchild TV broadcasts local (Canadian) and overseas (Asian) programming in the Cantonese language. It also serves as an overseas station of Hong Kong television station TVB. Due to that, Fairchild TV broadcasts TVB programmes, although at a time delay of up to one year due to obtaining overseas broadcasting rights. Fairchild TV also organizes annual events, such as the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant, New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition, New Talent Singing Awards Toronto Audition and Calgary New Talent Singing Awards. These programs are broadcast live nationally. Many of the contestants from these contests have gone on to hosting television shows on Fairchild TV and some earn fame in Asia. Most notable is Bernice Liu (廖碧兒), Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), & Leanne Li (李亞男), they were former Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant and Miss Chinese International Pageant winners, and Jacky Chu, Elva Hsiao and Jade Kwan of New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition.

Current local programming list[edit]

Weekly/daily programs[edit]

Annual events[edit]

Current artistes & presenters[edit]

Name Active at FTV since Associated city Currently hosting Previously hosted Notables
Ada Luk
陸小雯
2000 Vancouver Magazine 26 Smart Consumer Also news anchor for Fairchild TV News
Alice Ngan
顏智明
2000 Toronto Timeline Magazine
Andy Lung
龍 本
1999 Vancouver Saturday Sneak Preview
Angela Wai
韋文琪
2001 Calgary Alberta Report Also DJ at FM 94.7
Anita Lee
李慧雅
2000 Toronto Leisure Talk What’s On
Annabelle Louie
雷安娜
1998 Vancouver Leisure Talk, Cantonese Opera II 80s Hong Kong Cantopop singer
Benny Yau
邱穟恆
2000 Vancouver What’s On, Angling Unlimited NTSA Vancouver 2000 First Runner-Up
Bernice Taam
譚鄭瑛玲
1995 Vancouver Cooking is Fun series
Brian Chan
陳本岡
2008 Vancouver What’s On
Ca Lee Mo
毛嘉莉
2006 Vancouver What’s On Modern Design
Chung-Ming Poon
潘宗明
1998 Toronto Leisure Talk previous Hong Kong TVB presenter
Cici Chen
陳娜良子
2009 Vancouver Vancouver-Shanghai Expo Gala 2009 Miss Chinese Vancouver 2008; Miss Chinese International Pageant 2009 Second Runner-Up
Danny Lau
劉沛龍
2005 Vancouver Leisure Talk,Education in Canada Also DJ at FM 96.1
Deborah Moore
狄寶娜摩亞
1995 Vancouver Living with Deborah Miss Hong Kong 1981 Second Runner-up. Also Program Hostess at AM 1470
Delon Lew
廖德隆
1999 Vancouver Saturday Sneak Preview Also DJ at AM 1470
Dominic Lam
林嘉華
1995 Toronto Leisure Talk Current TVB contract artiste in Hong Kong. Also DJ at AM 1430 in Toronto
Elva Ni
倪晨曦
2006 Toronto What’s On MCT 2005 Winner
Emily Ng
吳小盼
2008 Vancouver Leisure Talk Martial Art Rhythm
Gary Yan
甄嘉亮
2008 Vancouver What's On NTSA Vancouver 2008 Finalist
Grace Xiao
曉 露
2006 Toronto Mandarin Profile
Herbert Au-Yeung
歐陽兆君
2001 Calgary Alberta Report Also DJ at FM 94.7
Ivan Ho
何念如
2009 Calgary Alberta Report NTSA Calgary 2008 First Runner-Up
Ivy Hou
侯薔薔
2008 Toronto What's On MCT 2008 First Runner-Up
Jackie Tse
謝展基
2008 Vancouver What's On Also DJ at FM 96.1
Jessica Cheung
張葆頤
2005 Vancouver What’s On NTSA Vancouver 2005 Finalist
Kenneth Lau
劉家逸
2004 Vancouver What’s On Broadway Camera Photography II
Mary Lo
盧玉鳳
1995 Vancouver Leisure Talk Hit Music Zone Also DJ at AM 1470
Ricky Cheung
張文謙
1993 Vancouver Leisure Talk Fast & Fun English, Broadway Camera Fun with DV
William Ho
何活權
2004 Vancouver Leisure Talk Cantonese Opera III Also Morning Radio Show host at AM 1470
Shan Tam
譚芷珊
2002 Vancouver Saturday Sneak Preview Canadian film producer
Tony Ma
馬光浩
2002 Vancouver Saturday Sneak Preview Also Film Reviewer at Fairchild Radio Vancouver FM 96.1, member of Vancouver Film Critics Circle
Paul Tam
譚振江
2008 Vancouver Martial Art Rhythm
Jennifer Lo
羅爵暉
2000 Toronto Leisure Talk Toyota World of Wildlife Also DJ at AM 1430
Leo Shiu
蕭嘉俊
2001 Toronto Leisure Talk What's On
Rebecca Liu
劉雨薇
2006 Toronto Mandarin Profile
Rita Cheang
鄭敏銳
2005 Calgary Alberta Report Also DJ at FM 94.7
Susanna Chan
陳銘莉
2007 Toronto What’s On NTSA Toronto 2007 First Runner-Up
Thomas Chong
莊子軒
2005 Toronto What's On NTSA Toronto 2004 Second Runner-Up
Tommy Yu
余應雄
2004 Toronto Leisure Talk
Vincent Law
羅偉承
2008 Calgary Alberta Report NTSA Calgary 2007 Trendy Image Award
Vincent Leung
阿 晨
2008 Vancouver What's On Also DJ at Radio Television Hong Kong
Virginia Mok
莫綺雯
2006 Vancouver Leisure Talk,Slimming Beauty
Wendy Chan
陳曉瑩
2008 Vancouver Lifestyles of Seniors Miss Asia Pageant 1985 Finalist

Notable former presenters[edit]

The following is a list of former Fairchild Television presenters that are currently affiliated with other media outlets.

See also[edit]

Rival Stations[edit]

  • OMNI BC - Fairchild's main competitor in Metro Vancouver
  • OMNI.2 - Fairchild's competitor in the Greater Toronto Area
  • WOWtv - Fairchild's competitor in the Greater Toronto Area

External links[edit]