FUSION: Help Us Spread The Word!

January 7th, 2013


FUSION is the nation’s interactive station: a bold and innovative 21st century programming model designed to provide national, regional and local reflection. FUSION uses the latest digital technologies to engage youth and provide local reflection, with a strong emphasis on live interactive viewer participation from across the country and across multiple media platforms.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT FUSION! Click on the social media buttons at the bottom of this post to share with your social networks!

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Contact Information:

Email: Martha Fusca – mfusca@stornoway.com | Email: Avinash Mohamed – amohamed@stornoway.com

Fax Number: 416-756-5526 | CRTC Fax Number: 819-994-0218


ichannel Founder Honoured

November 15th, 2012

NEWS RELEASE: Communications innovator and woman of firsts Martha Fusca awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

TORONTO, November 15, 2012: Martha Fusca, a leader in the Canadian broadcast and production sectors, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Ms. Fusca was nominated by Senator Anne C. Cools to receive this honour in recognition of her “innovative contribution to Canada’s communications industry” and as “a woman of firsts.”

Ms. Fusca co-founded the television and film production company Stornoway Productions, and spearheaded the launch in 2000 of Stornoway Communications, which today owns and operates the specialty TV services ichannel, The Pet Network and bpm:tv.

Ms. Fusca also co-founded the Independent Broadcasters Group (IBG), an affiliation of independent pay, specialty and conventional television licensees. A leader in supporting women in the communications industry, she has served as President and Board member of the Toronto chapter of Women in Film and Television. She is also the recipient of the Entrepreneur Award from the Canadian Media Production Association and the Canadian Women in Communications Trailblazer award.

In keeping with her pioneering spirit, Ms. Fusca is currently leading Stornoway’s newest venture: FUSION, an application for a specialty digital licence under a 9(i)(h) order.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to commemorate the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.

The medal is being presented, throughout the year, to deserving Canadians to celebrate significant contributions and achievements, and to recognize those who, like Her Majesty The Queen, have dedicated themselves to serving their fellow citizens, their community and their country.


June Free Preview News

June 5th, 2012


Welcome to June — hope you’re enjoying some lovely early summer weather. Here’s a little extra brightener for your day: if you’re a Shaw customer, you can enjoy ichannel in free preview until June 30. That’s a whole month of St. Elsewhere, idocs, The Film, Sport Science, #FAQMP and more, all free of charge.

On Shaw, you’ll find us on channel 95. We’re part of the News theme pack. Go to Shaw.ca or call (403) 716-6000 to subscribe.

Don’t forget to visit ichannel.ca or our Facebook page for programming info and other updates.


More Free Preview News

May 1st, 2012


A new month, and new free previews. If you’re a Shaw Direct or MTS customer, you can enjoy ichannel for free until May 31. We’ve lined up an outstanding selection of documentaries (Mondays through Saturdays at 9 pm ET/PT) and feature films (Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT), along with great episodes of St. Elsewhere, Fifth Dimension, Sport Science and all of our other favourite series.

On Shaw Direct, you’ll find us on channel 593/222 (Classic/Advanced). Go to shawdirect.ca or call 1.888.554.7827 to subscribe.

On MTS, we’re channel 282 — part of the Information theme pack. During the free preview, you can find us on channel 30. Go to MTS.ca or phone 204-CALLMTS (1-800-883-2054 toll-free outside Manitoba) to subscribe.

Visit ichannel.ca or our Facebook page for programming updates, and check back here in June for more free preview news.


ichannel Free Preview in April

March 29th, 2012


If you’re a Bell TV or TELUS TV customer, you can enjoy ichannel free of charge from April 1 to 30. We’re in free preview with both providers all month long. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample our full lineup of documentaries, current affairs series, dramas and movies.

We’re channel number 514 on Bell TV — part of the Learning and News theme pack. Go to Bell.ca or call Bell TV at 1 888 759-3474 to subscribe.

We’re channel number 514 as well on TELUS Satellite TV, where we’re found in the News & Learning 2 theme pack. And we’re channel 98 on TELUS’s Optik TV service — part of the News theme pack. Go to TELUS.com or call 310-MYTV (6988) to subscribe.

Visit ichannel.ca regularly for programming highlights, and tune in for more free preview news later this spring!