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SOV FRENCH SPECIALTY/DIGITAL TV A25-54
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Top 20 Specialty Channels
Jan – Dec 2017

Rank Channel A25-54 AMA
1 RDS 12.8
2 LCN 11.9
3 Series+ 11.2
4 Teletoon F 9.9
5 TVA Sports 9.5
6 Canal D 8.7
7 Historia 7.6
8 Z Tele 7.3
9 Canal Vie 7.3
10 Addik tv 6.4
11 Prise 2 6.4
12 RDI 5.5
13 Casa 4.3
14 Musique + 4.1
15 Yoopa 4.0
16 MAX 3.9
17 VRAK 3.5
18 Evasion 3.1
19 Cinepop 3.0
20 TV5 2.9
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French Specialty: Bell

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LE CLUB MEL Every week, in a bar where the atmosphere is festive, Mélanie Maynard, collaborators and a personality address a social issue. Humorous exchanges, shock of the generations, testimonies of specialists: in this magazine, everything is implemented to make the turn of the subject. In the hall, the people of the public are disposed according to their opinion: those who are for one side, and those who are against the other. In the end, the participants having changed sides will also change places. Rosalie Bonenfant, Antoine Vezina, Tammy Verge, Kim Rusk, Maxim Martin, Anna Beaupre-Moulounda, Genevieve Pettersen, Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas and Rémi-Pierre Paquin are regular contributors.

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GOLDWATER à l’écoute In a new autumn series for Canal Vie , Me Anne-France Goldwater will come to the rescue of couples in difficulty. The lawyer well known to V viewers will give advice to take stock of conflicts and issues that concern them. In each of the episodes, a psychologist will also help participating couples resolve their situation. Produced by Media Ranch , the series will have 13 episodes of 60 minutes.

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UNITE DES NAISSANCES In The Birth Unit , we follow the daily life of the department of obstetrics and gynecology as well as the neonatology department of CHU Sainte-Justine . The channel Canal Vie will broadcast the docu-reality produced by Attraction Images this fall. The 10-minute, 30-minute episode of The Birth Unit explores the reality of medical staff working with mothers and their babies. In this team, everyone has a very specific and important role to play. Day and night, these specialists work tirelessly to accompany and support families who, in most cases, go through the ordeal of their lives.

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MERES A BOUTTES This docu-reality features five mothers trying to find the right balance between work, family and their lives as women. Marie-Ève ​​Piché (Mother Caffeine), Maude Michaud (The perfect stingy mother), Melissa Maya Falkenberg, Marie-Pier Allard and Vicky Fortin-Mathieu have one thing in common: that of having already experienced guilt and doubt . This series plunges them into many activities and situations to hear their point of view, both entertaining and informative, about their daily life as a mother. Each episode deals with a particular theme such as lack of time, food, consumption or even the education of children. With their strong personalities and their diametrically opposed opinions, these moms will not fail to react.

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LES GROTTEUX This magazine discusses a thousand and one ways to save money without taking the lead. Gildor Roy and Marie-Christine Proulx offer a host of tips to avoid unnecessary purchases. The duo also shares recipes for making certain products themselves, and reveals tips for buying the right items at the right time.

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CA CHANGE PAS LE MONDE This documentary series explores the pleasures and challenges of those who have won the lottery. By following the daily lives of several winners, each show presents the impact that the money has had on their family, on their circle of friends and on themselves. With Yve Lavigueur.

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PANIQUE SUR LA 401 This Canadian reality series allows viewers to follow the operations of several heavy-duty towing services. The show is produced with the help and support of the Ontario Provincial Police, the Ministry of Transport of Ontario and the York Regional Police Force, serving Greater Toronto and southern Ontario.

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CONVOI DE L’EXTREME (ICE ROAD TRUCKERS) Truckers with nerves of steel take their lives in their hands driving heavily loaded vehicles across frozen lakes to deliver supplies to remote locations in Canada and Alaska. Whether they're bringing supplies to Canadian diamond mines, supplying offshore oil rigs in Alaska or even charting new territory driving over frozen swamps and rivers to bring much-needed supplies to small towns, these extreme truckers face troubles from their machines and from Mother Nature.

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RAT RODS DE VEGAS Located on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Steve Darnell and his band of oddballs and misfits create one-of-a-kind, Mad Max-style rat rods. With the demands of their quirky customers, the team at Welder Up strips and rebuilds vehicles from hidden treasure. In each episode, the automotive fabricators use their imaginations and creativity to create a unique vehicle for each unique owner. With details ranging from a shotgun gearshift to horseshoe gas pedals, the crew transforms discarded treasure and performance parts into bizarre, eccentric and truly one-of-a-kind rolling works of art.

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LES COULISSES DE PALAIS The Backstage at the Palais is a documentary series that offers viewers exclusive and unprecedented access to the functioning of the judicial system. For the first time on Quebec TV, cameras were admitted in every corner of the Quebec City courthouse, including restricted areas reserved for judges, court rooms and the cell district, to show the daily life of judges, lawyers, clerks and special constables. Whether in the context of a trial by judge and jury, in youth court cases or in a family room or in a conciliation session, we will see men and women passionate about their profession and confronted with challenge to make justice more humane, more accessible and less expensive.

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VIE DE CHANTIER The series VIE DE CHANTIER makes us discover in 8 episodes the everyday life, but also all the passion and determination of a group of forestry workers based north of Lac-Saint-Jean. Here, we are light years from the lumberjack and his ax!

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PINEL AU COEUR DE LA MALADIE MENTALE This documentary series opens the doors of the Philippe-Pinel Institute, which welcomes patients who have committed crimes with violence. She follows the day-to-day work of the workers and patients who work in this unique establishment. Suffering, psychosis and violence make up everyone's days. The show highlights the difficult journey of patients deemed not criminally responsible, but dangerous for others. It is a dive into the darkness and fragility of the human psyche.

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PORN TO BE WILD PORN TO BE WILD enters the world of Jessy Jones, now ranked in the top three of the biggest stars in the industry in Los Angeles, and Savana Styles, who now owns her own production company. A few years ago, they gave up everything to live t heir American dream and become big names in pornography. Every day, they make the risky gamble to succeed in a city where the XXX industry is a relentless, demanding machine that brews a lot of money and makes no gifts to anyone.

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SEMI PRO Starting this fall in Z, SEMI-PRO will immerse you in the heart of the rivalry between two teams of the North American Hockey League (LNAH): Sorel's Sparriers and the Draveurs of Trois-Rivières . The documentary series highlights the daily lives of players, coaches, flamboyant team owners and their raging supporters. All are inhabited by the same passion: hockey! Many of the LNAH's hockey players are close to a career in the NHL, but now there is no hope of reaching their dream. There are no recruiters in the stands. The guys play for the gang trip and because hockey is a drug they can not do without. For the adventure to continue, they make many sacrifices: the reconciliation between work, family and hockey, the long hours of driving and the risks to their health.

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French Specialty: Corus

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THE RESIDENT The series revolves around the lives and actions of staff members at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia, primarily those of third-year resident internist, Conrad Hawkins; first-year medical intern, Devon Pravesh, who is assigned to Hawkins; as well as Nicolette "Nic" Nevin, a nurse practitioner and Hawkins' love interest. Exploring the inner workings of the characters' duties in emergency and hospital medicine, medical malpractice and deliberate violations of medical ethics are also examined, as well as the bureaucracy of the health care industry.

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SOLITAIRE Crossing the line between good and bad can have serious consequences, and undercover policewoman Grace Travis paid a heavy price. She is tormented by the likelihood that her own actions have contributed to the mysterious death of her son. In her quest for the truth, she interferes even more in the most powerful and dangerous criminal family of the city, until maintaining a forbidden relation with the leader of this one, Jimmy Laszlo, which attracts it a lot but that could also be related to the tragic accident.

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INSTINCT A talented author and university professor, former CIA agent Dylan Reinhart must suddenly leave his peaceful new life when New York police seek his help to hunt down a serial killer who uses his first book as a tutorial . He then teamed up with the city's best detective, Lizzie Needham, who had refused, since a tragic event a year earlier, to have a partner. Their personalities are incompatible, but when it comes to catching murderers, they are the ideal team if they both trust their instincts. Julian Cousins, a colleague of Dylan at the CIA who competes with him for both his genius and his humor and who can unearth the best kept secrets on anyone, gives them a valuable hand. Dylan is more than happy to get back on the job. Her boyfriend, Andy, does not share his enthusiasm. Stars Alan Cumming.

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Hunt For the Zodiac Killer The author of one of the most complex codes in history remains unknown to this day. It's called the Zodiac and it's the serial killer - the most vicious the United States ever knew - that terrorized San Francisco in the late 1960s. It killed five men and women, then left weird ciphers as clues. Although studied by leading experts, only 25% of these figures have been decoded. Today, Sal LaBarbera, the best detective in the history of Los Angeles police, works with a team that includes decoders as well as former and current FBI investigators. Their only mission: hunt down the Zodiac.

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Le mystère de l’or confédéré Kevin Dykstra, a Michigan native and history enthusiast, has been trying to discover for seven years what happened to gold lost during the Civil War. He is confident that he can find the train car that may have sunk, with some of the treasure, into Lake Michigan. Since scanning a sonar over a hundred square kilometers will cost tens of thousands of dollars, Kevin must show tangible evidence of his theory to Marty Lagina (The Oak Island Curse) before the Traverse City businessmen do invest in his research. The hunt is just beginning for Kevin and his team, who go to the scene of the first golden robbery, in the vaults and secret tunnels of banks and finally

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La route de l’enfer Off Road Competition : Extreme Challenge goes down in history with the toughest obstacle race ever built! Americans are ingenious in making their trucks faster, stronger and just better. On the show, five owners compete in a series of challenging challenges that test both their know-how and their conduct. At the very end, the top two must cross a 5km course that includes crazy obstacles created for one purpose: to destabilize drivers and break their machines. To win, they just have to cross the finish line ... But still they have to go there!

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De l’acier et dur feu coupe ou crève Derived from the show Steel and Fire, this new competition features experienced blacksmiths, martial arts specialists and knife experts. Their challenge: slicing, stabbing, chopping and smashing everything in their path! In each episode, the competitors participate in a timed race through an obstacle course out of the ordinary. This one tests the strength, the sharpness and the know-how of their blades, as well as their ability to handle them. Only the two competitors with the fastest times pass on the last lap. The winner of each episode wins not only the $ 20,000 prize, but also a coveted spot in the final championship. Who can do the most damage in the shortest time? And who will see his blade break and his dream come to an abrupt end?

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JFK déclassifié sur les traces de Lee Harvey Oswald In 2017, the CIA declassified more than one million documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. That said, thousands of these documents had already been published. Once assembled, they unveiled the deep and complicated story of Lee Harvey Oswald, his motives and his surprising plan after the assassination. In this six-hour series, Bob Baer (Declassified Hitler) and a team of high-level investigators travel the world to reconstruct the facts. They follow the leads that the Warren Commission could not investigate because of potentially devastating consequences. In this shocking criminal investigation, declassified government records also highlight the complex relationship between the United States and Russia, as well as the secrets of Cuba.

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French Specialty: Other

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AMERICAN CRIME STORY : VERSACE Ryan Murphy and the American Crime Story team will examine the shocking 1997 murder of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace in its upcoming installment, and have assembled quite the cast to do so.  Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss and Penélope Cruz are all set to star in key roles, while Max Greenfield and  Ricky Martin will appear in supporting roles. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace  is set to premiere later in 2018

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FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy, tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.

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YOU’RE THE WORST You're the Worst is an American single-camera comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Originally broadcast by FX, the series currently airs on sister channel FXX. The series follows Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los Angeles PR executive, as these two attempt a relationship, along with their two friends Edgar (Desmin Borges) and Lindsay (Kether Donohue).[1

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CLASSE À PART A foray into the lives of young new arrivals as they settle in to their reception classes. Throughout the school year, we follow the daily lives of two teachers as well as six young students and their families who have recently arrived in Quebec

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ACCUSÉ Six people accused, six stories and six lives turned upside down. They appear in court. What crime did they commit and why? Each episode explores the weeks leading up to the event to find out what pushed these men and women to commit a terrible crime

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DES BATEAUX ET DES HOMMES Shot on location all around the world, this series explores the daily lives of men and women whose way of life is inextricably linked to the boats they use for transportation, living quarters, doing business, going to school or getting medical care.

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LE CHALET A group of friends gather in a remote cottage deep in the Alps. Just as they arrive, the bridge connecting them to the rest of the world collapses. No more road, no more phone signal and no way out. One of them disappears, then another. Who will be next?

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CUISINER EN 5 INGRÉDIENTS AVEC JAMIE OLIVER It will include a brand new eight-part TV series this autumn, Jamie’s Quick & Easy, which will be accompanied by a cook book through his publisher Penguin. “Sometimes the simplest things are the best – I can’t believe it’s taken me 20 years to work out that just focusing on five ingredients, killer combinations and technique can give you some of the most exciting cooking ever,” said Oliver of his new series.

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À TABLE AVEC NIGELLA At Table with Nigella , it's a delicious selection of good dishes that make you happy and just waiting to be shared. Urgent brownies, butternut fries, turkish eggs: all in all, tasty, inventive, and easily available so you can spend time with family and friends at your table. Between traditional dishes and recipes of multiple inspirations, Nigella Lawson always ensures that her meals are pleasant and feasible without hassle! So, eat with Nigella!

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L’ITALIE PASSE À TABLE The English historian John Dickie goes to Italy to discover the origins of Italian cuisine through the ages to try to reproduce recipes from the Roman and Middle Ages, among others. It also reveals the true origin of pasta and highlights the unexpected links that have always connected political power, religion and cuisine

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SUR LA ROUTE DES VINS Actors François Montagut and Luna Sentz, both passionate about oenology, set out to discover the regions of the world and their terroirs.From California to Italy, via Latin America, France and Australia, they discover how men grow, gather and squeeze grapes to obtain intense, round-mouthed or fruity nectar. Around a good glass of red, rosé or white, they share with us the local culture, the typical products, the rhythm of life of the population and the history of the vineyards of the region.

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COUPS DE FOOD Every week, in the company of the foodie Sébastien Benoit, a personality shares his biggest "coup de cuisine", from the butcher's shop to the high-end restaurant, to the local snack bar or the tea room and pastries. comforting. Among others, for this 2nd season, Véronique Cloutier, Denis Bouchard, Daniel Vézina, Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-François Breau will share their favorite gourmet spots. In short, a show that only tastes the best of each place, and always in good company!

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AVEC OU SANS CASH This year Anais Favron and Isabelle Ménard will make us discover the most beautiful cities in Asia. In each city, Anais and Isabelle will decide with the toss of a coin who will have $100 and who will get $ 1000 to spend in the city over a period of 24 hours. Their goal: explore as much as possible with their respective budget. Two distinct ways to travel but equally fascinating.