This amazing new television series explores what’s next in business, public affairs, technology, education and BIG IDEAS and speaks to leading minds from Canada and around the world, on what it takes to be the next big thing.

The Next Level television series will be aggressively promoted – including your brand and goodwill - to the 600,000 residents and businesses in Durham Region and ACROSS CANADA, with:

 

  • Durham Region/INVEST DURHAM promotion

  • BELL Media press and promotion

  • Social media post on corporate channels

  • Reciprocal promotion with guest social media channels ( e-tweets and shares)

  • Inclusion in Invest Durham e-news (to our broad distribution list)

 

Proposed GURU Guests include:

  • Mark Cuban, Investor 

  • David Geffen, Media mogul

  • Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur 

  • Arianna Huffington, Entrepreneur 

  • Steve Wonzniak, Co-founder APPLE

  • Jordan Hewson, Tech Entrepreneur 

  • Don Felder, The Eagles 

  • George Strombo

  • David Carson, Designer 

  • Randy Zuckerberg, Media + tech entrepreneur 

  • Alan Frew, Glass Tiger

  • Hugh Evans, Global Citizen

  • Mike Wekerle, Dragons Den

  • Naveen Jain, Founder, MOON EXPRESS

  • Michael Lang, Founder, Woodstock

  • Mark Burnett, Creator, Survivor and The Apprentice

  • Todd Thicke, Creator, America's Funniest Videos

  • Harry Stinson, Real Estate Developer

  • Martin Scorsese, Filmmaker 

  • Richard Saul Wurman, Creator, TED

Episode Format:

There will be SIX unique episodes in the pilot series for Bell Media TV 1.

Each episode will:

 

  • Focus on one aspect of innovation and entrepreneurship aligned with economic development strategy of Durham Region 

  • Be 20-30 minutes in length

  • Include interview segments with at least one local innovator and guru/celebrity guest

  • Reach Canadians across the county via Bell Media's national digital broadcast and streaming reach 

  • Include b-roll and back story on industry sector and investment opportunity 

  • Provide customized sponsor segments / product placement moments embedded in format of the series 

$5,000 Series Sponsor 

 

  • Prominent LOGO placement at end credits of every episode 

  • Corporate 5-minute segment in selected episode in series 

  • Inclusion on all media, promotion and communications

  • Logo and product placement on every episode in 6-part series 

  • Mention at top and tail of each episode

  • Custom sponsored mini-podcast for your organization and tie in with series 

  • Mention in all new communications collateral 

  • CUSTOMZED benefits to match your brand strategy

 

WHO WE TARGET:

The Next Level is all about quality time with targeted viewers in the Bell Media ecosystem

We have an exclusive, high-level database of contacts in the following key areas:

 

  • INVESTORS

  • GOVERNMENT POLICY MAKERS

  • PUBLIC POLICY AND CAPITAL MARKET INFLUENCERS

  • ONTARIO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES  LEADERSHIP

  • CANADIAN CELEBRITY AND MEDIA

  • BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEUR NETWORKS

  • LOCAL AND NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LEADERS

  • FORTUNE 500 CORPORATE PARTNERS

  • NGOS + PARTNER OUTREACH ORGANIZATIONS

Bell Media reaches 99% of Canadians each week. When advertising with us, you can target your ideal demographics to maximize return on investment and produce impressive results. We offer world-class TV and radio programming, out-of-home billboard assets with  coast-to-coast coverage, and premium,  brand-safe digital environments. Our Strategic Insights team will help you find the perfect strategy for your brand.

 

TV reaches 90% of Canadians on average each week (96% in a month) 

 

More Canadians are tuned to Bell Media TV than broadcast competitors and YouTube, combined.

CTV is one of the most trusted brands in Canada and has been Canada’s #1 network for an unprecedented 19 years in a row.

 

ENDORSEMENTS

" Great Job on Joana Interview," - Mark Cuban

" What a great interview," - Steve Wozniak co-founder, APPLE

The new television series is an extension of the Dnext Summit, a live gathering of innovators that took place in October 2019 in partnership with Durham Region and Ontario Tech University and featured speakers including the CEO of Microsoft Canada, the creators of Dragon’s Den, the Founder of Yuk Yuks, the owner of Pinewood Studios, the Producer of Gord Downie’s Secret Path, co-founder of GLOBAL CITIZEN, and many others.

 
 
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ABOUT INVEST DURHAM

Durham Region makes up the eastern side of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  With a rich business history leading industry transformation and energy innovation, investors are able to tap into a diverse business ecosystem and a talent pipeline with the agility to meet today’s business demands.

The priority of the Economic Development and Tourism Division of the Region of Durham (Invest Durham) is to lead, facilitate and support various investment attraction and expansion initiatives. Our goal is to create and retain jobs, increase non-residential assessment and promote the region as the best place to live, work and invest.

 

More information:

Paul Koidis, Executive Producer 

Paulkoidis@gmail.com

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