Season Three of TVO Original The Life-Sized City Premieres on Sept. 8, 2020

Toronto, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — How is life changing for the better in cities around the world and in Ontario? Find out in season three of TVO Original The Life-Sized City. Premiering on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 9:00 pm ET on TVO, the six-part documentary series follows urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen as he meets citizens who are yearning for change and driving urban renewal that puts people first.In this globe-trotting third season, Colville-Andersen travels to six vibrant cities: Barcelona, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Hamilton, Canada; New Orleans, US; Taipei, Taiwan, as well as Beirut, Lebanon, before the devastating explosion in its downtown in August 2020. He finds out what makes each place liveable (or not) and puts theory to practice by taking part in surprising urban innovations that address public space, transport, family life, urban sprawl, bikeability, the environment and more.“The Life-Sized City gives us a fascinating glimpse into the people and grassroots movements behind some of the most modern, resilient cities around the world,” says John Ferri, TVO’s vice president of current affairs and documentaries. “It’s incredibly inspiring television, and we’re thrilled to bring this new season to TVO viewers.”“Our aim is to connect viewers with the people who dare to make a difference in their cities—from ordinary citizens to urban activists and audacious political leaders,” says Nicolas Boucher, the Executive Producer at DBcom Media. “By telling their stories, we hope this series will encourage viewers to create change for the better in their own communities.”The premiere of The Life-Sized City (S3) will be broadcast on TVO on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 9:00 pm ET. New episodes will air Tuesdays at 9:00 pm ET and will be rebroadcast Thursdays at 10:00 pm ET and Sundays at 9:00 pm ET. The series will also be available for streaming at tvo.org and on YouTube. About TVO
Since 1970, TVO has existed to ignite the potential in everyone through the power of learning. Through impactful digital education products, in-depth current affairs, thought-provoking TVO Original documentaries, and award-winning TVOkids content, we prepare Ontarians for success in school and life. As we mark our 50th year, TVO’s ongoing evolution as a modern digital learning and media organization prepares us to serve Ontarians for generations to come. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. For more information, visit tvo.org and tvokids.com.
About DBCom Media
Montreal based production company DBcom Media creates singular, universal content for broadcasters and platforms around the world, taking pride in the high-quality production methods and multilingual ideas that cater to the needs of a global audience. Their productions can be seen around the world in over 50 languages. Their award-nominated doc series include: Waterfront Cities of the World (66 x 1 hour), The Island Diaries (45 x 1 hour), The Life-Sized City (18 x 1 hour | 4K) and the exciting new science series MAN VS TIME (8 x 1 hour) – world premiere in 2021 – produced in association with TVO, CuriosityStream, Gedeon Programmes, Planète+, Knowledge Network, Canal D (Bell Média) and AMI-Télé.
Claire Ferris
TVO
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