August 27, 2007 10:39 ET

VisionTV Lineup Has Dramatic New Look

Faith network's 2007-2008 schedule puts greater emphasis on drama, comedy and movies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2007) - VisionTV, Canada's multi-faith and multicultural television network, kicks off its 2007-2008 season in September with a new focus on dramatic programming.

Every weeknight from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, VisionTV presents the best in Canadian and international dramas, comedies and movies. In all, the network offers more than 25 different dramatic series each week - its richest and most varied selection ever.

Highlights include the acclaimed BBC drama series Rough Diamond, along with new episodes of returning dramas Doc Martin, McLeod's Daughters and Life Begins. The network will also add new titles such as Waiting for God and Sorry! to its British comedy lineup, and will refresh its family drama offering with the addition of Dawson's Creek, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Doc.

New feature films titles such as Annie Hall, Dances with Wolves, Raging Bull and Yentl and a special presentation of the award-winning miniseries Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story will round out the mix.

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Said Mark Prasuhn, VisionTV's Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Programming: "Our viewers have told us that they want more of these genres. They want high-quality dramas and comedies that entertain and inspire. We have answered that demand, in a way that may change many people's perception of the network."

VisionTV is signaling this strategic programming enhancement with the introduction of a new brand positioning statement - "Expect More" - that will feature in all network advertising throughout the season.

Mr. Prasuhn said VisionTV will continue its tradition of support for independently produced Canadian factual programming. New documentaries and documentary series, such as Medicine Woman, The Protestant Revolution and a new season of The Naked Archaeologist are slated to premiere in 2007-2008.

Special programming events also form a part of this season's strategy. The network is lining up a full slate of Christmas specials, as well as a week-long focus on faith, fact and fiction, which will include a rebroadcast of the controversial documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus.

Viewers who tune in for faith programming will continue enjoy the widest selection available from any Canadian broadcaster. VisionTV's schedule includes inspirational programs presented by more than 70 different faith groups from various denominations, including Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus.

VisionTV, an S-VOX company, is Canada's multi-faith and multicultural broadcaster, dedicated to programming that celebrates diversity and promotes understanding and tolerance among people of different faiths and cultures. Visit VisionTV on the Web at:

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