Historia (TV channel)

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Historia
Historia2010.svg
Historia logo
Launched January 31, 2000
Owned by Corus Entertainment
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Sister channel(s) Séries+
Website Historia (French)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 133 (SD)
Channel 1862 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 756 (SD)
Channel 232 (HD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
IPTV
FibreOP Channel 619 (SD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 124 (SD)
Channel 1124 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 425 (SD)
Channel 441 (HD)

Historia is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history in the form of dramas, films, documentaries, and human interests programs. The channel is owned by Corus Entertainment.

History[edit]

Original logo used from the channel's launch until August 23, 2010

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as Canal Histoire to Alliance Atlantis and Premier Choix Networks (Astral),[1] the channel was launched on January 31, 2000 as Historia.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners known as CW media bought Alliance Atlantis and gained its interest in Historia. The new company also acquired Historia's English language equivalent, History Television (now History).

On October 27, 2010, Shaw Communications completed its acquisition of Canwest and Goldman Sachs' interest in CW Media, giving it control of CW Media's 50% interest in Historia.[2][3]

On March 4, 2013, Corus Entertainment announced that it would acquire Astral Media's stakes in Séries+ and Historia, as well as several other properties, under separate transactions with the two companies. The purchase was tied to Bell Media's pending takeover of Astral Media; an earlier proposal had been rejected by the CRTC in October 2012 due to concerns surrounding its total market share following the merger, but was restructured under the condition that the companies divest certain media properties.[4] In a separate deal, Corus also acquired Shaw's interests in Séries+ and Historia, giving it full ownership.[5] The deals were approved by the CRTC on December 20, 2013[6] and Corus become the full owner of the channel on January 1, 2014.[7]

Historia HD[edit]

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On October 30, 2006, Astral Media launched an high definition simulcast feed of Historia.


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