addikTV

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addikTV
Addik TV.svg
addikTV logo
Launched October 21, 2004
Owned by TVA Group
(Quebecor Media)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Pure fiction
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Formerly called Mystère (2004-2010)
Website addikTV (French)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 136 (SD)
Channel 1868 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 758 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
IPTV
Bell Fibe TV Channel 120 (SD)
Channel 1120 (HD)
MTS Channel 415 (SD)
Optik TV Channel 417 (SD)

addikTV is a Canadian French-language Category A specialty channel owned by TVA Group, a division of Quebecor Media. The channel is devoted primarily to drama programming focusing on mystery, suspense, and thriller TV series and films.

The name of the channel is derived from the English word "addiction".[1]

History[edit]

In November 2000, a consortium consisting of Groupe TVA (45.05%), CanWest (45.0%), and Rogers Communications (9.9%), were granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called 13ème Rue, described as "a national French-language Category 1 specialty television service consisting of mystery, fantasy suspense and horror."[2]

Prior to the channel's launch in September 2004, the CRTC approved an application by Groupe TVA to acquire both CanWest's and Rogers' shares in the service, later tentatively renamed as Canal Mystère.[3] The channel launched shortly thereafter as Mystère on October 21, 2004,[4] focusing on mystery, horror, and fantasy programming.

In June 2010, Groupe TVA announced that Mystère would be renamed addikTV on August 23, 2010.[1] The channel's focus changed to drama programming focusing on the mystery, suspense, and thriller genres. Prior to the renaming, roughly two years, Mystère began implementing changes to its schedule to include more mystery, suspense, and thriller programming. This was considered the first stage in the upcoming rebranding process as addikTV.

addikTV HD[edit]

On October 13, 2008, addikTV launched a high definition feed, simulcasting the standard definition feed. Originally known as Mystère HD, it was renamed addikTV HD on August 23, 2010 to coincide with the rebranding of the standard-definition feed.

Logos[edit]

Mystère logo.svg Addik TV.svg AddikTV HD.png
2004 - 2010 2010–present Current HD logo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mystère devient addikTV". Cyberpresse.ca. 2010-08-19.  (French)
  2. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-469 CRTC 2000-12-14
  3. ^ Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-89 CRTC 2001-11-24
  4. ^ Le Québec à l'heure de la télévision numérique, Le Devoir, 2004-10-20 (French)

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