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Record-Breaking Audiences for Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH

Premiere episode on British Columbia's Knowledge Network was most watched program in its timeslot and biggest documentary series premiere in network's history.


Knowledge Network documentary Blood Relative Nominated for Canadian Screen Awards

The 2014 Canadian Screen Awards nominees in film, television and digital media were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. 


New series Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH offers first-ever look inside BC’s busiest ER

Groundbreaking six-part series premieres on British Columbia’s Knowledge Network Jan 21, 2014.


Knowledge Network Celebrates British Columbia Artists & Athletes

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is premiering Take Me Home, a series of 38 short stories of home by renowned artists, athletes, artisans and arts patrons from British Columbia.


Knowledge Network's New Broadcast Season Launches in HD

British Columbia's Knowledge Network marked the start of its new broadcast season with the launch of Knowledge HD.



Knowledge Network Partners with Centre for Digital Media to Launch Kids Web Project

Knowledge Kids has more good fun! A new web project has launched at developed by a great team of students from the Master of Digital Media program at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM).



Nelson B.C. Filmmaker Awarded $30,000 Knowledge Network Commission

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network has awarded Amy Bohigian of Watershed Productions a $30,000 commission as part of their History Shorts Competition – Nelson Edition.



Finalists Announced for Knowledge Network B.C. History Shorts Competition

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network announced today the finalists for the B.C. History Shorts Competition – Nelson Edition.



Life In Vancouver Emergency Department Unfolds In New Documentary Series

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network has commissioned a six-part series and interactive web site toshare the storiesof women and men who support, manage and work in the emergency department at Vancouver General Hospital. The series will engage audiences through real life stories inemergency health care and the role it plays in our day to day lives.



Knowledge Network Endowment Hits $1 Million Milestone

Thanks to generous donations and estate gifts since its establishment in 2007, the Knowledge Endowment has surpassed the first $1 million milestone.



Knowledge Network Shares Stories of Working People from B.C.’s Past

Knowledge Network, in partnership with the Labour Heritage Centre, has commissioned a series of three half-hour documentaries telling the stories of ordinary people who played extraordinary roles in the evolution of our province.



New Channel Director for the New BBC Kids

Rudy Buttignol, President of BBC Kids, the national digital children’s channel, is pleased to announce Lisa Purdy as the station’s new Channel Director.



Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Approves BBC Worldwide Canada and Knowledge Network Joint-Venture for BBC Kids Channel

The CRTC approved today the acquisition of the category 2 specialty channel BBC Kids by Knowledge West Communications Corporation, a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Knowledge Network Corporation. >More


2011-02-23… A New Online World to Explore

Are the littlest people in your life beginning to spend time online? If so, visit Knowledge Network’s new kids website. >More


2011-02-08 Where Art is Shared and Discovered

Are you an aspiring artist or filmmaker with a knack for storytelling? Have you thought about sharing your talent online and on television? >More



Knowledge Network Engages in Strategic Partnership to Operate Digital Channel

Knowledge Network Corporation and BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, have entered into a joint-venture to operate BBC Kids, a national digital children’s channel aimed at viewers ages 2-17. >More



BBC Worldwide and Knowledge Network Corporation Enter Joint-venture for BBC Kids Channel

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced that Knowledge Network Corporation has purchased the assets of BBC Kids from Shaw Media and BBC Worldwide, subject to CRTC ratification. This new agreement sees the formation of a new joint-venture between BBC Worldwide and Knowledge Network Corporation. >More


2009-11-23 launches new interactive experience

Today Knowledge launched a new, interactive space for British Columbians. With a fresh look and creative design, extends the television experience by streaming full length programs and promos, motivating interaction with programming, and providing new revenue opportunities. >More



Knowledge awards BC artists commission
Knowledge is pleased to announce that Vancouver’s Two Story Productions Inc. and Opus 59 Films Inc. have been awarded the commission to produce documentaries showcasing acclaimed British Columbia-based artists working in literary and visual art, music, dance, theatre and film. >More



Knowledge partners with Work At Play to develop new website
Knowledge has selected Vancouver digital agency Work at Play to design and develop its new website >More



Knowledge awards BC First Nations languages commission
Knowledge is pleased to announce that Vancouver’s Bliss Productions, working with a team of First Nations directors, has been awarded the commission to produce creative documentaries that speak to the importance and value of British Columbia’s First Nations languages. >More



Rudy Buttignol to lead Knowledge into 2012
Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation (Knowledge), will continue to lead BC’s public educational broadcaster. >More



Knowledge Launches Storyville Documentary Initiative
Knowledge has launched an exciting new initiative to signal its commitment to creative documentaries. Storyville for independent producers will develop, pre-licence and commission filmmaker-driven creative documentaries for broadcast on Knowledge. >More



Knowledge Reaches All-time Record Audience Share
Knowledge reached an all-time record audience share of 5.3% in primetime for audiences 18+ for the week of February 22nd to 28th (BBM Nielsen Media Research). >More



Newly Rebranded Knowledge Launches Expanded Slate of Children’s Programming to Support Literacy and Early Learning
BC’s youngest viewers can choose from an expanded children’s line-up this fall on Knowledge. The province’s public educational media service is increasing its kids’ programming to all day, every day – from 6am to 6pm – with the launch of Knowledge Kids. >More



Knowledge Unveils New Programming Strands for Fall
Pass It On… BC’s public educational media service is re-launching this fall with an expanded slate of programming, 24 hours a day. >More



More Knowledge for BC: Public Educational Media Service Goes All-Digital, 24 Hours a Day
This fall, BC’s public educational media service builds on nearly 30 years of success with an exciting re-launch and new name. >More



Knowledge Network “Rethinks” Brand
Knowledge Network has selected Rethink of Vancouver to take the lead in re-branding British Columbia’s public educational broadcaster.>More


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