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)