CraveTV Congratulates Banger Films on International Emmy Win for HIP-HOP EVOLUTION

GTA Weekly
Hip Hop Evolution

TORONTONov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ – CraveTV congratulates Banger Films and the entire team behind the Bell Media-commissioned HIP-HOP EVOLUTION on their International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming. Winners were announced at the 2017 International Emmy Awards gala in New York on Monday night.

The four-part documentary series is currently streaming on CraveTV.

Last night’s big win is the latest in a string of awards racked up by the documentary series, commissioned by Bell Media for HBO Canada and produced in partnership with Banger Films. In April 2017, the series was recognized with a prestigious Peabody Award by the The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors in the Documentary category, one of only 12 winners out of 1,200 submissions. Last March, HIP-HOP EVOLUTION took home two Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series.

HIP-HOP EVOLUTION travels back to 1970s Bronx and Harlem, unveiling how hip-hop evolved from its beginnings as a New York house-party experiment, to the global phenomenon it is today, and more importantly, how it created a voice for the disenfranchised. Acclaimed Canadian MC and media personality Shad Kabango guides viewers through the evolution of the genre, travelling through NYC’s boroughs to speak with hip-hop’s originators and biggest stars. The power-house documentary features interviews with the musical legends and pioneers that started it all.

HIP-HOP EVOLUTION is written by Rodrigo Bascuñán, and directed by Canadian documentary filmmaker Darby Wheeler (THE HOUR) with co-direction by Scot McFayden (RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE), and Sam Dunn (METAL EVOLUTION). Production Executive is Kathleen MeekRobin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.

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About CraveTV:
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Cogeco, Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit


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