APTN has two new series set for November debuts

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network announced its fall sked, and Aimee Powell as the new director of sales and business development.

Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced its November programming highlights along with its new director of sales and business development, Aimee Powell. She replaces Mike Peterkin, who will take on the role of director of business development – strategic planning, starting Oct. 1 at the Toronto location. Powell – previously sales manager at APTN – has experience in client management and negotiations from her time at the Toronto-based Media Company.

Making its world premiere on APTN is the new animated comedy By the Rapids on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 8 pm ET/MT. The show follows an urban teen who attempts to integrate into a native community. The gardening guide series Vitality Gardening will also make its APTN debut on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 pm ET/MT.

APTN will broadcast its third annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, with performances by Aboriginal recording artists, live from Winnipeg’s MTS Centre and in HD on Friday, Nov. 7 at 9 pm ET.

The network will also air new episodes of the live national phone-in show APTN: Contact every Wednesday at 9 pm CT, beginning Oct. 1. However, the pre-taped two-hour season premiere will not feature live call-ins. The Nov. 5 episode will salute Aboriginal veterans, while the Nov. 12 episode will discuss the youth justice system.

APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian homes.