Winnipeg, Manitoba: Fresh Faces, Fan favourites and a Coastal Classic

December 17, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – APTN’s winter programming gets you going with journeys of adventure, discovery and modernistic youth series from every corner of the country. With something to please all appetites, APTN brings back new seasons of high energy front runners and introduces the APTN premiere of a Canadian classic, The Beachcombers.

APTN’s premiere of Hit The Ice will get hockey fans rallying in their living rooms, as young men chase their dreams on the rink to be part of the best all Aboriginal hockey team ever. The series is a multi-platform project including a website for fanatics focusing on training and improving hockey skills.

Dene: A Journey takes viewers North – where young Aboriginal men and women are plucked from their contemporary life to return to the land and discover their traditions, through language and hands-on experiences.

APTN’s premiere of Animism: The God’s Lake (English) and Animisme (French) takes younger viewers on a fantastical journey inspired by a young environmental activist. Her undertakings unravel Aboriginal legends and beliefs – traditional storytelling with a uniquely visual and modernized twist.

As the freezing months of January begin to set in, Qanurli? hosts, Inuk and Nipangi, delight audiences with their crazy antics while showcasing the North’s perspective on today’s issues and culture for Inuit youth.

The Candy Show is going for it. Host, Candy Palmater brings on the funny with her “throw you to the floor” humour, and welcomes upcoming Canadian talent to her pink palace. Arbor Live brings it up a notch as host, Stevie Salas adds edge with his fumbles, banters and musical guests. Health Nutz opens its doors and Axel Salmonbelly continues with his dual struggles; overcoming a personal battle and achieving success – always with boosts of fun from the juice bar gang.

APTN brings it back with an oldie and a goody – The Beachcombers. The longest running drama in Canadian TV history; and not to mention shot on one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world. Join this coastal crew with adventures on barges, tugboats, logging booms and the “Persephone”.

APTN’s 2013 winter season begins January 7 and new programming will continue to roll out through the winter.

NEW TO APTN THIS WINTER:

  • Animism: The God’s Lake – World Premiere: January 9
    Broadcast: Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD; 9:00 p.m. MT on APTN West; and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. CT on APTN North.
  • Dene: A Journey – World Premiere: January 9
    Broadcast: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD; 7:00 p.m. MT on APTN West; and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. CT on APTN North.
  • Hit The Ice – World Premiere: January 10
    Broadcast: Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and HD; 8:00 p.m. MT on APTN West; and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. CT on APTN North.
  • The Beachcombers – APTN Premiere: January 8
    Broadcast: Tuesdays – Fridays at 12:00 p.m. ET on APTN East; 12:00 p.m. MT on APTN West; and 12:00 p.m. CT on APTN North.
  • Note: Starting January 14, 2013 – on APTN West only, The Beachcombers will air Mondays – Fridays.

NEW SEASONS OF FAN FAVOURITES:

  • Arbor Live – Season III – World Premiere: February 1
    Broadcast: Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD; and 8:00 p.m. MT on APTN West.
  • Back in the Day: On the Prairies – Season II – World Premiere: March 5
    Broadcast: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD; and 8:30 p.m. MT on APTN West.
  • Closer to Home – Season III – World Premiere: January 29 (Cree)
    Broadcast: Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. MT on APTN West and 10:30 p.m. CT on APTN North; and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD.
  • Health Nutz – Season II – World Premiere: January 12
    Broadcast: Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and HD; 7:00 p.m. MT on APTN West; and 7:00 p.m. CT on APTN North.
  • Qanurli? – Season II – World Premiere: January 11 (Inuktitut)
    Broadcast: Fridays at 2:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and 2:00 p.m. CT on APTN North.
  • Qanurli? – Season II – World Premiere: January 11 (Inuktitut)
    Broadcast: Wednesdays at 11:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD; 11:00 p.m. MT on APTN West; and 11:00 p.m. CT on APTN North.

NEW APTN FRENCH PROGRAMMING:

  • Animisme – World Premiere: January 7
    Broadcast: Mondays 5:30 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD.
  • La Cité – Season III – World Premiere: March 4
    Broadcast: Mondays at 5:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD.
  • Closer to Home – Season III – World Premiere: January 29 (Cree)
    Broadcast: Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. MT on APTN West and 10:30 p.m. CT on APTN North; and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. ET on APTN East and APTN HD.

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