Video Hits (Canadian TV series)
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Title screen for Video Hits.
|Genre||Music television news|
|Created by||Sandra Faire|
|Presented by||Samantha Taylor (1984-1989)
Bryan Elliott (1989-1991)
Dan Gallagher (1991-1993)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Original channel||CBC Television|
|Original run||October 1, 1984 – 1993|
|Related shows||Video Hits (Australian TV series)|
Video Hits was a Canadian music video program broadcast on CBC Television from 1984 to 1993, the longest running video series in Canada. Created by producer Sandra Faire, it featured music videos of current songs and interviews with artists.
Video Hits originated as the show Coming Attractions which ran on CBC radio, then branched out to CBC TV. Produced in Toronto by Sandra Faire, Coming Attractions was an entertainment news magazine. Hosts Patricia White and Bob Karstens presented news from the worlds of music, video, art, theatre, film, television, and fashion. They ran a show a week that was solely music videos (that was the highest rated show). When it had run its course, it was picked up the next year under the banner of Video Hits and went with the all-video format.
Samantha Taylor hosted the program from this point on, then Bryan Elliott hosted from 1989 to 1991, and Dan Gallagher hosted from 1991 to 1993. The show first aired October 1, 1984. Its time slot was weekdays at 4:30 p.m. In 1989, the show moved to 5:00 p.m.
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