Channel Zero finds new HQ for CHCH-TV

Renovation and construction on the new site in Hamilton will begin in 2019, with the finished building set to be operational by spring of 2021.

HamiltonAfter a two-year search, Channel Zero has found a permanent new base for the broadcast operations of its flagship TV channel CHCH-TV.

Ontario-based TV group Channel Zero, alongside Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, announced Wednesday (Oct. 17) it had completed the acquisition of a property on Innovation Drive in Flamborough, ON. Renovation and construction on the new site is set to begin in 2019, with the finished building set to be operational by spring of 2021.

In a press release, Channel Zero said that the new site has sufficient space and the technical requirements necessary for live broadcasting, and is also in close proximity to City Hall, municipal courthouses and the FirstOntario Centre. CHCH-TV produces more than 24 hours of news programming each week.

Outside of its local news programming, CHCH earlier this year expanded its operations in the scripted drama space. In February the indie channel inked a partnership with GroupM’s content division Motion Content Group to develop scripted TV dramas for the international marketplace. Through the pact, the pair is working with writers and third-party producers to develop and produce TV series.