Acquisitions Priorities

APTN is looking for completed Canadian and international programs that have Aboriginal content, deal with Aboriginal issues and feature actors, directors or producers who are of Aboriginal descent. An Aboriginal person is defined to include First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada and includes Indigenous people from around the globe.

APTN seeks various genres of programming English, French and Aboriginal Languages. All titles over 5:00 minutes in length requires CRTC Certification and having Errors &Omissions (E&O) insurance is preferred however APTN may choose to waive E&O insurance requirements. English and French language programs must be close captioned per our CRTC Condition of Licence.

In addition, APTN occasionally requires special event programming for special occasions such as National Aboriginal Solidarity Day, Christmas or other seasonal holidays.


APTN acquires completed programs based on our current inventory and needs. There is no formal deadline for submissions.


In order to properly assess your program, please submit a DVD screener copy along with the APTN Acquisitions Form (PDF).

Forms to submit and information to factor into your proposal:

APTN Acquisitions Form
APTN Technical Program Delivery Standards
APTN Promotional Materials Guidelines


Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Linda O’Shaughnessy, Manager of Acquisitions
45 O’Connor Street, Suite 880
Ottawa, ON K1P 1A4
Phone: (613) 567-1550 or toll-free 1-866-278-8861 ext. 228