FashionTelevision

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FashionTelevision
FashionTelevisionChannel.svg
Also known as FT
Genre Magazine Format
Created by Jay Levine
Starring Jeanne Beker
Theme music composer Animotion
Opening theme "Obsession"
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Editor(s) Luke McCarty, Tharanga Ramanayake
Running time 22 mins
Broadcast
Original channel Citytv (1985-2007); CTV / Fashion Television (2007-2012)
Original run 1985 – 2012
External links
Website

FashionTelevision, also known as FT, was a Canadian-produced special interest show focusing on fashion. The show, created by Jay Levine in 1985 was last hosted by Jeanne Beker. Production of the broadcast finally ended on April 11, 2012.[1]

The program was originally a local production of CITY-TV Toronto, the original Citytv station. Its popularity there led it to eventually be carried across Canada on various channels owned by CHUM Limited, the station's owner, and later spawning its own specialty cable channel, Fashion Television. The show was also broadcast in syndication for many years on VH1, E! and sister network style in the United States, and continues to air in many parts of Europe, making Beker a very recognizable person in the fashion world.

The show's theme song was "Obsession" by the group Animotion.

CTV's parent company, CTVglobemedia bought out CHUM in June 2007. Citytv, which remained the nominal producer of the show throughout its history, was sold to Rogers Communications; however, because CTVglobemedia kept the spinoff channel, it was also entitled to the rights to the show itself. FT's terrestrial broadcasts moved from Citytv to the CTV network in January 2008. This brought the series back to CTV Atlantic (the former ATV), which aired FT when it was still owned by CHUM.

On April 11, 2012 host Jeanne Beker broke the news on Twitter by saying "This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today."

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Beker, Jeanne. "Tweet". @Jeanne_Beker. Retrieved 11 April 2012.