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Fairchild TV logo
Fairchild Group (80%)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Headquarters||Richmond, British Columbia and Richmond Hill, Ontario|
Fairchild TV 2 HD|
Talentvision 2 HD
|Website||http://www.fairchildtv.com Invalid language code.|
Channel 717 |
Channel 718 (Vancouver feed)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 801 (Vancouver feed)|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
|Bell Aliant TV||Channel 675|
|Bell Fibe TV||
Channel 716 (Toronto - Mandarin)|
Channel 717 (Toronto - Cantonese)
Channel 718 (Vancouver)
Channel 2801 (Vancouver feed)|
Channel 2802 (Toronto feed)
Fairchild TV or FTV (Traditional Chinese: 新時代電視, Simplified Chinese: 新时代电视, Pinyin: xīnshídài diànshì, Jyutping: san1si4doi6 din6si6), is a Canadian Cantonese language Category A specialty channel. It is co-owned by majority owner Fairchild Media Group (a subsidiary of the Fairchild Group) and Television Broadcasts Limited which owns 20% of the business. Fairchild TV has studios in the Greater Toronto Area (Richmond Hill, Ontario) and Metro Vancouver (inside Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, British Columbia).
The Cantonese broadcasting service, Chinavision Canada was rebranded as Fairchild TV when Fairchild purchased Chinavision.
In Ontario, Fairchild TV signs on at 06:00 EST and signs off at 04:05 EST. In Metropolitan Vancouver, Fairchild TV signs on at 06:00 PST and signs off at 04:05 PST. In Calgary and Edmonton, Fairchild TV signs on at 07:00 MST and signs off at 05:05 MST.
More than 475,000 Chinese Canadians across Canada watch Fairchild Television each day, roughly 70% of the whole Chinese population in Canada.
FTV operates two standard definition television channels: Fairchild TV in Cantonese and Talentvision in Mandarin. Both stations use programming from Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary. As of 23 May 2013, Fairchild TV launched two High Definition (HD) channels: Fairchild TV 2 HD in Cantonese and Talentvision 2 HD in Mandarin.
Fairchild TV broadcasts local (Canadian) and overseas (Asian) programming in the Cantonese language. It also serves as an overseas station of Hong Kong television station TVB. Due to that, Fairchild TV broadcasts TVB programmes, although at a time delay of up to one year due to obtaining overseas broadcasting rights. Fairchild TV also organises annual events, such as the Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant, Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant, New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition, New Talent Singing Awards Toronto Audition and Calgary New Talent Singing Awards. These programs are broadcast live nationally. Many of the contestants from these contests have gone on to hosting television shows on Fairchild TV and some earn fame in Asia. Most notable is Bernice Liu (廖碧兒), Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), & Leanne Li (李亞男), they were former Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant and Miss Chinese International Pageant winners, and Jacky Chu, Elva Hsiao and Jade Kwan of New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition.
Current local programming list
- Alberta Report 亞省面面觀
- Leisure Talk 大城小聚
- Morning Exercise 最緊要運動
- Saturday Sneak Preview 星期六搜畫
- Timeline Magazine 時代雜誌
- What's On 熒幕八爪娛
- Magazine 26 26分鐘見證實錄
- Media Focus 傳媒對焦
- Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 多倫多華裔小姐競選
- Miss Chinese (Vancouver) Pageant 溫哥華華裔小姐競選
- New Talent Singing Awards Calgary Audition 卡加利新秀歌唱大賽
- New Talent Singing Awards Toronto Audition 新秀歌唱大賽多倫多選拔賽
- New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 新秀歌唱大賽溫哥華選拔賽
Current artistes & presenters
|Name||Active at FTV since||Associated city||Currently hosting||Previously hosted||Notables|
| Ada Luk
|2000||Vancouver||Magazine 26||Smart Consumer||Also news anchor for Fairchild TV News|
| Alice Ngan
| Andy Lung
|1999||Vancouver||Saturday Sneak Preview|
| Angela Wai
|2001||Calgary||Alberta Report||Also DJ at FM 94.7|
| Anita Lee
|2000||Toronto||Leisure Talk||What’s On|
| Annabelle Louie
|1998||Vancouver||Leisure Talk, Cantonese Opera II||80s Hong Kong Cantopop singer|
| Benny Yau
|2000||Vancouver||What’s On, Angling Unlimited||NTSA Vancouver 2000 First Runner-Up|
| Bernice Taam
|1995||Vancouver||Cooking is Fun series|
| Brian Chan
| Ca Lee Mo
|2006||Vancouver||What’s On||Modern Design|
| Chung-Ming Poon
|1998||Toronto||Leisure Talk||previous Hong Kong TVB presenter|
| Cici Chen
|2009||Vancouver||Vancouver-Shanghai Expo Gala 2009||Miss Chinese Vancouver 2008; Miss Chinese International Pageant 2009 Second Runner-Up|
| Danny Lau
|2005||Vancouver||Leisure Talk,Education in Canada||Also DJ at FM 96.1|
| Deborah Moore
|1995||Vancouver||Living with Deborah||Miss Hong Kong 1981 Second Runner-up. Also Program Hostess at AM 1470|
| Delon Lew
|1999||Vancouver||Saturday Sneak Preview||Also DJ at AM 1470|
| Dominic Lam
|1995||Toronto||Leisure Talk||Current TVB contract artiste in Hong Kong. Also DJ at AM 1430 in Toronto|
| Elva Ni
|2006||Toronto||What’s On||MCT 2005 Winner|
| Emily Ng
|2008||Vancouver||Leisure Talk||Martial Art Rhythm|
| Gary Yan
|2008||Vancouver||What's On||NTSA Vancouver 2008 Finalist|
| Grace Xiao
| Herbert Au-Yeung
|2001||Calgary||Alberta Report||Also DJ at FM 94.7|
| Ivan Ho
|2009||Calgary||Alberta Report||NTSA Calgary 2008 First Runner-Up|
| Ivy Hou
|2008||Toronto||What's On||MCT 2008 First Runner-Up|
| Jackie Tse
|2008||Vancouver||What's On||Also DJ at FM 96.1|
| Jessica Cheung
|2005||Vancouver||What’s On||NTSA Vancouver 2005 Finalist|
| Kenneth Lau
|2004||Vancouver||What’s On||Broadway Camera Photography II|
| Mary Lo
|1995||Vancouver||Leisure Talk||Hit Music Zone||Also DJ at AM 1470|
| Ricky Cheung
|1993||Vancouver||Leisure Talk||Fast & Fun English, Broadway Camera Fun with DV|
| William Ho
|2004||Vancouver||Leisure Talk||Cantonese Opera III||Also Morning Radio Show host at AM 1470|
| Shan Tam
|2002||Vancouver||Saturday Sneak Preview||Canadian film producer|
| Tony Ma
|2002||Vancouver||Saturday Sneak Preview||Also Film Reviewer at Fairchild Radio Vancouver FM 96.1, member of Vancouver Film Critics Circle|
| Paul Tam
|2008||Vancouver||Martial Art Rhythm|
| Jennifer Lo
|2000||Toronto||Leisure Talk||Toyota World of Wildlife||Also DJ at AM 1430|
| Leo Shiu
|2001||Toronto||Leisure Talk||What's On|
| Rebecca Liu
| Rita Cheang
|2005||Calgary||Alberta Report||Also DJ at FM 94.7|
| Susanna Chan
|2007||Toronto||What’s On||NTSA Toronto 2007 First Runner-Up|
| Thomas Chong
|2005||Toronto||What's On||NTSA Toronto 2004 Second Runner-Up|
| Tommy Yu
| Vincent Law
|2008||Calgary||Alberta Report||NTSA Calgary 2007 Trendy Image Award|
| Vincent Leung
|2008||Vancouver||What's On||Also DJ at Radio Television Hong Kong|
| Virginia Mok
|2006||Vancouver||Leisure Talk,Slimming Beauty|
| Wendy Chan
|2008||Vancouver||Lifestyles of Seniors||Miss Asia Pageant 1985 Finalist|
Notable former presenters
The following is a list of former Fairchild Television presenters that are currently affiliated with other media outlets.
- Dominic Lam (林嘉華), popular former Hong Kong television actor from the 80s and 90s. Prominent Fairchild TV Toronto presenter and Fairchild Radio Toronto DJ. Returned to Hong Kong entertainment industry with TVB in 2007. Currently signed with [Hong Kong Television Network] (HKTV).
- Lily Hong (康子妮), hosted a few programmes for Fairchild TV Toronto in the late 90s to early 2000s. Current TVB contract artiste.
- Monica Lo (盧淑儀), Miss Chinese Toronto 1996 and Miss Chinese International 1997, hosted for Fairchild TV Toronto. Current Hong Kong film actress and model.
- Walter Ngai (倪啟瑞), prominent Fairchild TV Vancouver presenter. Currently a DJ for Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited.
- Eric Li (李潤庭), former Fairchild TV Vancouver presenter and news anchor. Currently a presenter for Cable TV Hong Kong's entertainment news channel.
- Janis Chan (陳貝兒), former Fairchild Radio Vancouver DJ and host of What's On Vancouver. Currently a presenter for Cable TV Hong Kong's entertainment news channel.
- [[zh:丘雨勤|Edcon Gabriel (丘雨勤)]] , former Fairchild TV presenter & sports news anchor in Toronto and former DJ host in Fairchild Radio Toronto. Currently a sports presenter for now TV in Hong Kong and the official NBA Global Games MC in Greater China.
- Maggie Hou (侯佳慧), former model and Fairchild TV Vancouver presenter. Currently a presenter for TVB's entertainment news channel.
- Kenny Wong (黃子俊), former host of What's On Vancouver. Currently a presenter for Cable TV Hong Kong's entertainment news channel.
- Eunice Ho (何詠雯), New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2003 Finalist, former host of What's On Vancouver. Currently a television presenter for TVB's entertainment news channel.
- Aimee Chan (陳茵媺) & Janet Chow (周家蔚), Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant 2004 Finalists, former hosts of What's On Toronto. Entered Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2006; Chan won the crown, Chow won first runner-up; both current TVB contract artistes.
- Kayi Cheung (張嘉兒), Miss Chinese (Vancouver) Pageant 2005 Vivacious Beauty award winner, former host of What's On Vancouver. Entered Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2007 and won the crown.
- Rikko Lee (李靄璣), former Fairchild Radio Vancouver DJ and host of What's On Vancouver. Signed to TVB as an artist and was a host and reporter for the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2009 Hong Kong East-Asian Games. She is currently hosting TVB's weekly sports programme Sports World and daily financial programme Money Smart on HD Jade.
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- OMNI.2 - Fairchild's competitor in the Greater Toronto Area
- WOWtv - Fairchild's competitor in the Greater Toronto Area
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