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Encyclopedia > Alliance Atlantis
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.
Type Private
Founded Toronto, Ontario (1998) as merger of Alliance Entertainment Corporation (founded in 1985) and Atlantis (founded in 1985)
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Key people Anthony F. Griffiths - Lead Director
Michael I.M. MacMillan - Chairman
Phyllis Yaffe - CEO
Industry Media
Products Specialty Channels, Movie Distribution
Revenue $1.02 billion CAD
Employees 850 (2003)
Website www.allianceatlantis.com

Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. (formerly traded as TSX:AAC) was a Montreal and Toronto-based media company, which operated primarily as a specialty service operator in Canada. Alliance Atlantis also had offices in Toronto, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona, Shannon and Sydney. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... A specialty service or specialty channel is a television service, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... C$ redirects here. ... This article is about work. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... “TSX” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... A specialty service or specialty channel is a television service, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... For other uses, see Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Shannon Town or Shannon (Irish: An tSionna) is located in County Clare and is the only new town in the Republic of Ireland. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


Alliance Atlantis was acquired by CanWest Global Communications and an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in 2007. The movie business now operates independently as Alliance Films, and the international television distribution businesses is now owned by Goldman Sachs. CanWest Global Communications Corp. ... The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ...


All of the former Alliance Atlantis specialty networks are now owned by Canwest.


The company was formed in 1998 from the merger of two former production companies, Alliance Communications and Atlantis Communications, both founded in 1985. The merger was a bit unusual in that the head of Atlantis, Michael MacMillan, became CEO of the new firm even though Atlantis was the smaller partner in the transaction[citation needed]; Alliance's CEO, Robert Lantos, was specifically interested in moving back into a production role[citation needed]. (The merger was also parodied on Made in Canada, when that show's Pyramid Productions merged with a company called Prodigy.) Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Alliance Communications was a former Canadian-based movie distribution company. ... This article is about the year. ... Michael I.M. MacMillan is the current executive Chairman of Alliance Atlantis. ... Robert Lantos (born April 3, 1949, in Budapest, Hungary) is a Canadian film producer. ... Made in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom / single camera comedy, which aired on the CBC from 1998 to 2003. ...


At the time of the merger, both companies had launched various Canadian specialty television services; in 1995, Alliance launched Showcase Television while Atlantis launched Life Network (which has since been renamed "Slice"); in fall 1997 the companies launched History Television and HGTV Canada respectively. Atlantis had also been a major investor in YTV in its first few years before selling out to what is now Corus Entertainment. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Showcase Television, often known as Showcase, is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... Life Network is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... History Television is a Canadian cable television specialty channel which presents programming about history and some non-historical programming of military and technology interest. ... HGTV Canada, which stands for Home & Garden Television is a Canadian cable specialty television channel owned and operated by Alliance Atlantis. ... This article is about the Canadian television network. ... Corus Entertainment Inc. ...


Alliance Atlantis has been known to fund projects regarded as too controversial by US companies, such as Bowling for Columbine; it was the Canadian distributor of Fahrenheit 9/11.[1] In 2003, the company purchased Salter Street Films, which produced a number of television shows for both the Canadian and international market. However, soon after the acquisition, Salter Street was disbanded and its active projects were transferred to Alliance Atlantis' own television production/development division. Bowling for Columbine is a controversial documentary film written, directed, produced by, and starring Michael Moore. ... Fahrenheit 9/11 is a controversial, award-winning documentary film by American left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore which presents a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush, the War on Terrorism, and its coverage in the American news media. ... Salter Street Films was a Canadian television and movie production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ...


Citing lower profits, it has all but closed its production arm, aside from the highly-profitable CSI: Crime Scene Investigation family of series, which it co-produces with CBS Paramount Television. It briefly maintained Salter Street's long-running This Hour Has 22 Minutes before transferring the show to the Halifax Film Company, made up of former Salter Street employees. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. ... This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. ... Halifax Film Company is a Canadian media company. ...


Its primary business is now through its ownership of a number of Canadian specialty services, which, in addition to those listed above, now include Food Network, Discovery Health, BBC Canada, BBC Kids and more. Food Network is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel with programming related to food, cooking and the food industry. ... Discovery Health is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and Discovery Communications. ... BBC Canada is a general entertainment Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel. ... BBC Kids is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis and BBC Worldwide. ...


In 2007, Alliance Atlantis was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine, the only broadcaster to be included on the list.[1] Canadas Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes the best places in Canada to work. ... A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ...

Contents

Motion Picture Distribution LP

Motion Picture Distribution LP, formerly traded through the Movie Distribution Income Fund (TSX:FLM.UN), was responsible for distribution of American- and Canadian-made films both in Canada and the United Kingdom, under the Alliance Films (English), Alliance Vivafilm (French) and Odeon Films banners. It was spun off from Alliance Atlantis itself in the early 2000s.


In Canada it distributed the libraries of The Weinstein Company, Focus Features, Miramax Films and New Line Cinema among others. Prior to its acquisition by Lions Gate Entertainment, it distributed the Artisan Entertainment library as well. Dimension Films, Miramax and New Line Cinema's libraries were distributed by Alliance prior to the merger between Alliance, Atlantis, and Paige. The Weinstein Company is an independent American film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ... Focus Features is the art house films division of Universal Pictures, and acts as both a producer and distributor for its own films and a distrubutor for foreign films. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... New Line redirects here. ... Lions Gate redirects here, for other meanings see Lions Gate (disambiguation)‎. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, (usually renderred as Lionsgate), (NYSE: LGF) is an American entertainment company which originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Artisan Entertainment was a privately held independent American movie studio that has been owned by Lions Gate Entertainment since 2003. ... Dimension Films is a motion picture unit currently a part of The Weinstein Company. ...


In partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, this unit also operated Alliance Atlantis Cinemas, owner of two Toronto-area theatres. During the MPD era, all materials relating to Alliance Atlantis-distributed films contained a disclaimer stating that Alliance Atlantis was "an indirect limited partner of Motion Picture Distribution LP, not a general partner". However, in fact, the company controlled the general partner of the partnership, and hence effectively controlled the distribution unit itself. Cineplex Entertainment LP, based in Toronto, Ontario, is a limited partnership which operates Canadas largest chain of movie theatres. ... For other uses of the term Atlantis see Atlantis (disambiguation) Alliance Atlantis Cinemas is a small theatre chain nominally headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia which presently operates three small urban theatres in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Alliance Atlantis and Vivafilm home video releases were, and continue to be, distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Universal Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1979. ...


Sale to CanWest / Goldman Sachs

On December 20, 2006, the company announced it was "exploring strategic alternatives", effectively putting the company up for sale. Expected bidders included CanWest Global, Corus Entertainment, Astral Media, and Rogers Communications. [2] The rights to CSI were expected to be sold separately, with CBS as the most likely bidder. [3] A similar announcement was made previously regarding the Motion Picture Distribution unit, which is also expected to be sold separately. is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CanWest Global Communications Corp. ... Corus Entertainment Inc. ... Astral Media Inc. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ...


On January 10, 2007, it was announced that Alliance Atlantis would be acquired by a consortium of CanWest Global and GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. The company was broken up as follows: is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... CanWest Global Communications Corp. ... The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ... The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ...

  • The Entertainment and Production division, consisting mainly of AAC's 50% stake in the lucrative CSI franchise, was acquired by GS Capital. CBS Paramount gained Alliance Atlantis' international distribution rights to the programs.
  • Motion Picture Distribution, including its publicly-traded income fund, was acquired by Canadian-based EdgeStone Capital Partners and GS Capital. On January 15, 2008, Edgemont's 51% voting stake (and 38.5% equity stake) in the Alliance label was purchased by Société générale de financement du Québec, an investment agency of the provincial government. Since the breakup, the company's films have been distributed under the "Alliance" banner for English and "Alliance Vivafilm" for French releases.
  • The Broadcasting division was jointly acquired by CanWest and GS Capital, with the former owning a majority voting interest and the latter a majority of the equity. Canwest owns 66.67% and GS owns 33.32% of CW Media, the holding company for the former AAC channels. Initially, CanWest will still manage the channels it owned before the merger separately. The CanWest and AAC broadcasting divisions will eventually be merged, potentially also giving GS a sizable interest in Global and other CanWest channels.

The term CSI franchise is commonly used to describe a number of related American television programs created by Anthony E. Zuiker and originally broadcast on CBS, all of which deal with forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and crimes committed. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Société générale de financement (SGF) is a holding company owned by the Government of Quebec. ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ...

Assets

Broadcasting

Specialty Channels

  • Historia (50%)
  • One: The Body, Mind & Spirit Channel (37.77%)
  • SCREAM (49%)
  • Séries+ (50%)

Websites BBC Canada is a general entertainment Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel. ... BBC Kids is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis and BBC Worldwide. ... Discovery Health is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and Discovery Communications. ... Fine Living Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and The E.W. Scripps Company. ... Food Network is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel with programming related to food, cooking and the food industry. ... HGTV Canada, which stands for Home & Garden Television is a Canadian cable specialty television channel owned and operated by Alliance Atlantis. ... History Television is a Canadian cable television specialty channel which presents programming about history and some non-historical programming of military and technology interest. ... IFC (also known as the Independent Film Channel) is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel which features independent dramatic and comedic films, documentaries, and television series about the film making process and the world of film-makers. ... The National Geographic Channel is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel that is owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and National Geographic Channel. ... Showcase is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... Showcase Action is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel, which features action movies and television series aimed primarily at men. ... Showcase Diva is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel. ... Slice, formerly Life Network is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... Historia is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel which presents programming about history. ... Scream is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Corus Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... Séries+ is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel devoted to dramatic programming owned by Astral Media and Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... Score Media Inc. ... HARDtv is a Canadian category 2 subscription based television channel available through satellite and digital cable. ... OUTtv is a Canadian category 1 digital cable specialty channel with lifestyle and general entertainment programming for LGBT audiences. ... The Score Television Network (often referred to only as The Score) is a Canadian English language cable television sports news specialty channel launched in 1997. ...

  • www.blogtv.com [2]

NOTE: Channels marked in BOLD lettering indicates Alliance Atlantis is the managing partner.


Entertainment

This division of Alliance Atlantis develops and distributes various television programmes to Canadian, American and International broadcasters. The programs range from children's shows, series, lifestyle and documentaries. They include:


Children's Programs

Drama Programs Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian television series, which follows the lives of a group of high school students. ... Dragon Booster is a Canadian animated series first broadcast in 2004. ... Lunar Jim is a pre-school-oriented stop-motion television show produced in Canada by the Halifax Film Company and Alliance Atlantis. ... Peep and the Big Wide World is an animated cartoon that teaches nature and science to preschoolers. ...

Comedy Programs CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. ... CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ...

Other Programs[citation needed] This article is about the television series. ... Kenny vs. ... Rent-a-Goalie is a half-hour comedy television series from Canada that is broadcast on the Alliance Atlantis channel Showcase. ... Weeds may be: Weed, an undesired plant growth (weeds, plural) Slang for Cannabis, the herb used for its psychoactive effects, but also grown into hemp Weeds (television), the 2005 Showtime television series starring Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins. ... Slings and Arrows is a Canadian TV series set at the fictional New Burbage Festival, a troubled Shakespearean festival similar to the real-world Stratford Festival. ...

Alliance Atlantis also produces some French-language programming -- both original shows and dubbed versions of its English output -- under the Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm banner. Holmes on Homes is a Canadian television series airing on Home & Garden Television in Canada, and also on several other Alliance Atlantis networks in Canada (including BBC Canada and Life Network), as well as in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and on Discovery Home in the United States. ... The Surreal Gourmet is a program on Food Network hosted by Bob Blumer. ... Debbie Travis Facelift is a home improvement reality television show produced in Canada for Home & Garden Television. ... Crocodile Hunter redirects here. ...


Logos

Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Reasons for Selection, 2007 Canada's Top 100 Employers.
  2. ^ globeandmail.com: Business
  3. ^ CBS eyes a 'CSI' buyout - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

External links

  • Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting Official Site (Now redirects to the CW Media website)
  • Alliance films
  • Alliance Vivafilm films (in French)
  • Alliance Atlantis Cinemas
  • CRTC Chart of Alliance Atlantis' assets (PDF)

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CKMI is the Global Television Networks station in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... CKND-TV is a television station which broadcasts out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... BBC Canada is a general entertainment Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel. ... BBC Kids is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis and BBC Worldwide. ... CoolTV is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel dedicated to the jazz genre; including music videos, movies, concerts, and television series. ... DejaView is a Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty channel owned by the CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ... Discovery Health is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and Discovery Communications. ... Fine Living Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and The E.W. Scripps Company. ... Food Network is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel with programming related to food, cooking and the food industry. ... Fox Sports World Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty channel owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ... HGTV Canada, which stands for Home & Garden Television is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned and operated by Alliance Atlantis Communications (80. ... Historia is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel which presents programming about history. ... History Television is a Canadian cable television specialty channel which presents programming about history and some non-historical programming of military and technology interest. ... IFC (also known as the Independent Film Channel) is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel which features independent dramatic and comedic films, documentaries, and television series about the film making process and the world of film-makers. ... Lonestar is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel which presents Western-themed television series and movies. ... mentv is a Canadian category 1 digital cable mens interest television channel owned by CanWest Global Communications and Quebecor Media. ... Mystery TV is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel which presents movies and television series of the mystery genre and suspense. ... 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Alliance Atlantis Communications is a Toronto-based media company, which now operates primarily as a specialty service operator in Canada.
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As the openings of all Alliance Atlantis-distributed films now read, Alliance Atlantis is "an indirect limited partner of Motion Picture Distribution LP, not a general partner", although it does, in fact, control the general partner of the partnership, and hence controls the distribution unit itself.
Alliance-Atlantis Merger (1373 words)
In fact, the 12 years he has spent as head of Alliance - during which he built the company into the largest of its kind in the country, with 1997 revenues of nearly $400 million - he describes as "a detour" from his artistic goals.
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Alliance Atlantis will also control four specialty TV channels - Life and Home & Garden Television from Atlantis, Showcase and History from Alliance - and will have nine applications for new channels before the CRTC early next year.
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