Video Hits (Canadian TV series)

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Video Hits
Video Hits title.jpg
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 language(s) English
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.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Who's Who in Canadian Film and Television. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1991. (pg. 336) ISBN 0-88920-210-9
  2. ^ "Video Hits". 2007. 

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