Canal 9 (Denmark)
|Launched||July 17, 2009|
|Owned by||TV4 Group and C More Entertainment|
|Slogan||Sport & Spænding|
|Sister channel(s)||Canal 8 Sport and C More|
The channel is a mix channel with documentaries, drama series, movies and sports, and share sports rights with Canal 8 Sport, it was launched as a low-pay sister channel to Canal+ in July 2009 and as Denmarks new sports channel and share sports rights with Canal+ Sport, including broadcasts from the Danish Superliga as well as Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, but also UFC & TNA Fighting, handball from EHF Champions League & Bundesliga and various tournaments on the WTA Tour. But through late 2010 and 2011, Canal9 changed their channel profile, and started to broadcast more documentary series, while the weekend was still dedicated to football and movies including UFC on Friday nights. Sports rights as Handball, Wrestling, Powerboat, Tennis and Icehockey were dropped to get a more strong focus on football and the channel changed the slogan from "Denmark's new sports channel" to "Denmark's football channel - we live football".
- 1 History
- 2 Sports Rights
- 3 Past Sports Rights
- 4 TV series
- 5 Advertisements
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The channel was announced on March 20, 2009. There had been some uncertainty as for the distribution for the channel, as neither YouSee nor Telia Stofa and Boxer had expressed interest in distributing the channel. On March 25 it was announced that Canal Digital will broadcast the channel exclusively on satellite. The channel will cost 23,95 DKK, which is slightly less than its competitor TV 2 Sport.
Canal 9 launched on July 17, 2009 with the Danish action movie In China They Eat Dogs. From the start, it was available from Canal Digital, ComX, Smile Content and several community antennas and fiber networks.
Canal 9 became available terrestrially in July when it temporarily replaced Kanal København in Copenhagen where it will broadcast until October 31, 2009. After this, it will broadcast from Boxer's transmitters nationwide. On September 15, it was added to YouSee's cable network, where it initially be available digitally on the Middle package.
From the start in July 2009, Canal 9 had secured lots of football rights including matches from FIFA World Cup 2010, Danish Superliga, Serie A, Premier League, The Championship, La Liga, Eredivisie and League Cup but also the rights to events from UFC and TNA Wrestling and the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and handball from EHF Champions League.
On May 15, 2010 is was announced that the owners of Canal 9, TV4 Group has secured the right to UEFA Euro 2012 in Denmark, but it is still uncertain whether the tournament will be shown on Canal 9 because of the low ratings. 
On August 13, 2011 www.kampanje.com start writing about that Canal 9 will be launched in a Norwegian version on October 1, 2011 and vill replace TV4 Fakta in Norway.
The 2011–12 season of The Championship and Serie A was originally scheduled only on Canal+ Sport 1 but after wild protests from viewers on their Facebook page, they decided to show a match at 4 p.m. from The Championship, followed by a match from Serie A at 6 p.m. on Saturday when possible; big matches from Danish Superliga and La Liga will still have priority in the time period, this was announced on their Facebook page on August 25, 2011.
Back in May 2010 it was announced that the Canal 9 and TV4 Group has secured the right to UEFA Euro 2012 in Denmark, but it was uncertain whether the tournament will be shown on Canal 9 because of the low ratings and the following strong focus on the problem in the media that Canal 9 had the rights as well as the two qualifying matches against Iceland and Cyprus, specially the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet has been after Canal 9 and called them "The Secret Channel", and several angry viewers have driven campaignings "Denmark national football team's matches back on national TV and not on Pay-TV" on Ekstra Bladet's webpage "Nationen" and on Facebook. So on October 10, 2011, it was announced that Canal 9 and TV4 Group has sold the rights to the two national Danish TV-Stations TV2 and DR.
Through late 2010 and 2011 became Canal9 every Monday to Friday more a documentary channel like the Swedish TV4 Fakta and has the same rights, while the weekend was still dedicated to football and movies including UFC on Friday nights. Sports rights as Handball, wrestling, Powerboat, tennis and ice hockey were dropped to get a more strong focus on football and the channel changed the slogan from Denmark's new sports channel to Denmark's new football channel - we live football.
On January 11, 2012, it was announced that Canal 9 will bring back the TV soap The Bold and the Beautiful in March 2012 after Kanal 4 dropped the series in November 2011 because of low ratings, fans of the series started a massive campaign on Facebook trying to get back the series on Danish television and it succeed with Canal 9 after two months. And Canal 9 has scheduled the series to 5:30 P.M.
Back in February 2011, it was announced that Canal 9 had secured the rights to ice hockey IIHF World Championships from 2012 to 2017 but on February 7, 2012, it was announced that Canal 9 had sold the rights to TV2 Sport for a three-year period from 2012–2014.
On July 3, 2012, it was announced that Canal 9 vil get a new sisterchannel called Canal 8 Sport, and will be dedicated to sports and will start August 13, 2012, Still there will be football on Canal 9 in the weekends from La Liga, Serie A and Danish Superliga. UEFA Europa League on Thursday nights, and UFC replays on Friday nights.
And on July 4, 2012, it was announced that the new Canal 8 Sport will replace Canal+ Sport 1 in Denmark. and on the same day Canal 9 HD was announced, and will start also on August 15, 2012, and Canal 8 Sport HD was also announced, and will start in the beginning of 2013.
On July 5, Canal 9 announced on they Facebook page that they not has extended there right to English football (The Championship & League Cup) because of low ratings, they tried with regular airtime and gave it another chance in the 2011/12 season after wild protest on their Facebook page from the viewers, when they talked about already in 2011 that they would not extend the rights, but it was still no success in the 2011/12 season.
Canal 9 HD launched on August 15, 2012. From the start, it was available from Canal Digital, Stofa, YouSee & TDC TV several community antennas and fiber networks.
In late February 2013 is was announced that the channel after only one year dropped the TV soap The Bold and the Beautiful because of low ratings and again fans of the series started a massive campaign on Facebook trying to get back the series on Danish television until now with no success.
Because of UFC started their own streaming service UFC Fight Pass could Canal 9 & Canal 8 Sport not get the extension of their rights to the UFC PPV and UFC Fight Night, but they would still be able to show the UFC's TV shows like UFC Unleashed, UFC Main Event & classics WEC Events. This was announced on their the Facebook page on January 4, 2014.
On March 1, 2014 it was announched that C More & Canal 9 & Canal 8 Sport in Denmark has made a new deal with UFC, they get the rights to the UFC PPV and UFC Fight Night for 2014 & 2015. This was announced on their the Facebook page.
On 14 March 2014 it emerged that TV4 Group and C More Entertainment, might sell Canal 8 Sport and Canal 9 in Denmark because of the poor economy, according to the newspaper BT, they are currently negotiating with TV 2 Denmark and SBS Discovery Media.
Through the years, several sports presenters and commentators have switched to Canal 9 including Klavs Bruun Jørgensen, Stig Tøfting, Erik Rasmussen, Michael Gravgaard, Line Bilenberg, Jesper Simo, Mette Cornelius and latest Esben Hansen.
Fighting (branded as Fighting Friday)
Past Sports Rights
- UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
- 2011 Copa América
- FIFA World Cup 2010
- Copa del Sol (2010 & 2011)
- Premier League (season 2009/10)
- League Cup (season 2009/10-2011/12)
- The Championship (season 2009/10-2011/12)
- Handball Supercup 2009
- Bundesliga (season 2009/10-2010/11)
- EHF Champions League (season 2009/10-2010/11)
- Lingerie Football League (Season 2010/11-2011/12)
- "YouSee afviser ny sportskanal". Mediawatch.dk. March 23, 2009.
- "Canal Digital scorer Canal 9". Mediawatch.dk. March 27, 2009.
- "Canal Digital lancerer CANAL 9 - Danmarks nye tv-kanal med top-fodbold, sport, film og serier" (Press release). Canal Digital. March 25, 2009.
- "Canal9 erstatter Kanal København". tvnyt.com. July 17, 2009.
- "Se CANAL9 fra 15. september". YouSee. September 14, 2009.
- "CANAL9". Web.archive.org. 2009-05-15. Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
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- "Super Cup på Canal 9 [Archive". Sat Universe. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Ekstra Bladet - OB og FCK på 'den hemmelige canal'" (in Danish). Ekstrabladet.dk. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Vinter-OL på DR1, DR2 og DR HD". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Danske EM 2012 kampe på CANAL9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "TV4-gruppen køber rettighederne til EM i fodbold 2012". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "The Championship på tv". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Lingerie Football League på CANAL9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "FC København træningskampe på Canal9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
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- "Copa América på CANAL+". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Swedish Open med Wozniacki på CANAL9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "CANAL+ og CANAL9 har Europa League fra 2012". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "CANAL9 og CANAL+ forlænger La Liga-rettigheder til 2015". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "The Kennedys på CANAL9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Ny tv-kanal sender fotball-EM" (in Norwegian Bokmål). kampanje.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Superliga kun hos Viasat og TV 2 Sport". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "CANAL9 fortsætter med Superliga med enkelte kampe på Canal+". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Ekstra Bladet - EM-kval på hemmelig kanal" (in Danish). Ekstrabladet.dk. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Den legendariske tv-serie Glamour på CANAL9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Ishockey-VM på TV 2 SPORT i yderligere tre år". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "CANAL+ har forlænget rettighederne til Serie A frem til 2015". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "CANAL9 og CANAL8 Sport til Viasat kunder". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Slut med Glamour - sæbeoperaen stopper på Canal9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
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- "Stig Tøfting til Canal 9 - Tv & Radio - Medier" (in Danish). Epn.dk. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "’Frispark’ på Canal9". Tvnyt.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Ny vært på CANAL9". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
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- "CANAL9". Canal9.dk. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "CANAL9 opruster med Mette Cornelius". Digitalt.Tv. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- "Discovery sælger reklamer for Canal9". tvnyt.com. July 7, 2009.