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TSN commissions doc series to celebrate 100th Grey Cup

Canadian sports network TSN has commissioned a series of original documentaries to celebrate the 100th Canadian Football League championship game, to be held in November 2012.
November 25, 2011

Canadian sports network TSN has commissioned a series of original documentaries to celebrate the 100th Grey Cup, the network announced Thursday (November 24).

The channel is set to produce six to eight television docs to tell Grey Cup-themed stories in advance of the 100th Canadian Football League championship game.

According to a statement from the network, Bell Media’s independent production team has already begun development with several producers and filmmakers, but the network declined to name prodcos with whom it is currently in discussions.

“Canadian football provides a wonderful backdrop for storytelling that is sure to resonate with all viewers,” said Corrie Coe, SVP, independent production.

The docs, which will vary in length, are set to air in fall 2012.

The 100th Grey Cup will be played next November and broadcast on TSN.

 (From Danielle Ng See Quan, Playback Daily)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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