The company, which operates channels including linear network Chch, is launching Channel Zero Studios to produce series for its in-house networks and third-party platforms.
Jennifer Chen, formerly the company’s VP of Programming, will lead the division as Head of Studios and VP of Content. In the newly created role, Chen will focus on building out the development slate, overseeing financing and securing relationships with global partners.
It comes after Chch struck a deal with Wpp-backed content funder Motion Content Group last year to develop, produce and distribute high-end Canadian scripted series with international appeal.
No projects have been revealed but Channel Zero Studios said that it expects to be in production on its first series in the