CBC, Sundance pact for documentaries


TORONTO -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has acquired a block of programming from the Sundance Channel for its newly branded digital documentary channel.

Canada's public broadcaster said Friday that its digital channel, known simply as Documentary, will air a range of feature films, documentaries and series produced by the Sundance Channel, in addition to titles that the U.S. cable channel airs and represents.

Larry Aidem, Sundance Channel president and CEO, said that the U.S. channel has aired a range of Canadian documentaries and was "delighted to return the favor."

The CBC documentary channel will air Sundance Channel programming in blocks on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and on weekends, under the "Sundance Channel presents" banner.