Thursday, 21 August 2014

Newly branded Canadian TV station says "Yes" to the X-Factor UK

When my family and I saw the X Factor UK live at London's Wembley Arena just a few weeks ago we bemoaned the fact that the program was not available for viewing in Canada. Well, as a subscriber to Bell Fibe TV it turns out I was wrong. 

CTS (Crossroads Television System) will be rebranded as YES TV as of September 1, with shows like the X Factor UK, American Idol, The Biggest Loser, America's Funniest Home Videos, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!,  Judge Judy  and Hot Bench entering their lineup.

"We’re thrilled to be launching YES TV this fall with a strong line-up of family oriented television," Director of Programming Rob Sheppard remarked in an email to me. "
 
 
 

The X Factor UK will air Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. beginning September 2.  "We encourage viewers throughout Quebec to contact their local cable companies to add YES TV to their local channel line-up," Sheppard said. "We are available to any cable company who wishes to carry YES in HD at no charge.
 
Simon Cowell not only owns the X Factor, he is back as a judge. Joining him on the panel is the gorgeous Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh (whom I met in person) and Mel B from Spice Girls fame.  We attended three plus hours of Arena Auditions and they were great. I cannot wait to see them on TV.
 
The X Factor, which survived three seasons on America's Fox TV before being cancelled, is a mega-hit in the UK. The talent show has a wide age range of eligible singers who sing solo or in groups.

 

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