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Created by Troy Reeb, Mary Garofalo
Presented by Carolyn Jarvis
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 8
Running time 60 minutes
Original network Global
Original release November 30, 2008 – June 28, 2016
External links
Website www.global16x9.com

16×9 (formerly branded as 16:9 and 16:9: The Bigger Picture) was a Canadian investigative newsmagazine television program created by Troy Reeb and Mary Garofalo. It aired on Global for eight seasons. The series debuted on November 30, 2008, with Mary Garofalo as host and Senior Consulting Producer until October 2011. Carolyn Jarvis later took over hosting until its cancellation on June 28, 2016.[1]

The title refers to the aspect ratio of 16:9 high definition television broadcasts which display a wider area, hence, a bigger picture, as opposed to 4:3 standard definition.[2]

Originally airing as a half-hour series, 16x9 expanded to an hour-long program for the 2011–12 television season.[3]

The programme was nominated for a 2009 Gemini Award for Best News Information Series.[4] It earned a Gemini in 2011 for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series. On March 8, 2016 it was named Best News or Information Series at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards.[5]

16x9 was cancelled by Global on June 28, 2016 due to job cuts and network programming changes.


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