Vibika Bianchi

Vibika Bianchi

Vibika Bianchi sets up in Our House

The veteran TV executive is joining Joe Houlihan and Simon Lloyd’s prodco in an SVP role.

Vibika Bianchi

Op-Ed: What do we do AfterMeToo?

Vibika Bianchi, veteran producer, programmer and the acting chair of AfterMeToo, reflects on a year that changed the industry.


CBC orders Back in Time for Dinner

The hour-long factual entertainment series is produced by 3Bird Media and eOne.

Khaled Sabbour

Force Four gets into branded content game

The Vancouver production company has appointed Khaled Sabbour (pictured) to head up the new unit.

Vibika Bianchi

Vibika Bianchi leaves Corus for SVP role at Force Four

Bianchi will run a new Toronto office for Force Four, which was recently acquired by eOne.


W Network and Temple Street Say Yes to the Dress

The series’ featured shop “will bring a huge amount of heart that I don’t believe exists in the U.S. show,” Temple Street VP Gerry McKean tells Playback.

Buying and Selling host Jonathan Scott cuts a piece of trim for Kris and Scott's new guest bathroom.

W orders 2 new original series, more Property Brothers

In addition to Pressure Cooker, W Network has greenlit an eight-episode season of the renovation competition show Game of Homes. (Property Brothers shown)

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Gene Simmons’ wife, daughter land W Network series

Shannon Tweed-Simmons and her daughter Sophie, the stars of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, are to be the focus of an upcoming series from Force Four Entertainment.


OWN Canada to get close to Canadians with Life Story Project

Hosts Andrea Syrtash and Dale Curd will invite random passersby in public areas to delve deep into their personal stories and examine their significance.


Force Four developing Brit format The Audience for Canada

The Vancouver-based producer will develop a domestic version of the series, in which 50 ordinary people give advice to an individual facing a life-changing decision, for W Network.


Factual spotlight: Corus Entertainment

VP original programming, lifestyle, reality and factual entertainment Vibika Bianchi says that social experiment reality programming has performed well for the network.

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NSI launches Lifestyle Series Producer course

The program includes a week-long training session and eight-week apprenticeship on a lifestyle series by one of the course program partners, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and Bell Media.