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16×9 (formerly branded as 16:9 and 16:9: The Bigger Picture) was a Canadian investigative newsmagazine television program created by Troy Reeb and Mary Garofalo. It aired on Global for eight seasons. The series debuted on November 30, 2008, with Mary Garofalo as host and Senior Consulting Producer until October 2011. Carolyn Jarvis later took over hosting until its cancellation on June 28, 2016.[1]

16×9
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Created byTroy Reeb, Mary Garofalo
Presented byCarolyn Jarvis
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons8
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkGlobal
Original releaseNovember 30, 2008 –
June 28, 2016
External links
Website

The title refers to the aspect ratio of 16:9 high definition television broadcasts which display a wider area, hence, a bigger picture, as opposed to 4:3 standard definition.[2]

Originally airing as a half-hour series, 16x9 expanded to an hour-long program for the 2011–12 television season.[3]

Allison Vuchnich was nominated for a 2009 Gemini Award for Best News Information Series.[4] Mary Garofalo earned a Gemini in 2011 for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series. On March 8, 2016 the program won for Best News or Information Series at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards.[5]

16x9 was canceled by Global on June 28, 2016 due to job cuts, network programming changes and low ratings.

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  1. ^ "16X9 cancelled, Liza Fromer contract not renewed amid changes at Global News - National". Global News. Global Television Network. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "16×9". Global News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Global News Boosts Fall Schedule, Broadcaster Magazine, September 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Academy.ca". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-04-11.
  5. ^ Mullen, Pat (9 March 2016). "First Wave of Documentary/Non-Fiction/Factual Canadian Screen Award Winners". POV Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2016.

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