Mystery TV logo
|Launched||September 7, 2001|
|Owned by||Shaw Media|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Formerly called||Mystery (2001-2007)|
|Bell TV||Channel 638|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 595|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Check local listings|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 638|
|Optik TV||Channel 180|
Mystery TV is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel which presents movies and television series of the mystery and suspense genres. Mystery TV was owned by Groupe TVA and Shaw Media until April 25, 2012, when CRTC approved Shaw Media to acquire all the rights of Mystery TV and its sister channel, The Cave.
Mystery TV was licensed as 13th Street by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on November 24, 2000 to Canwest (45.05%), Groupe TVA (45.05%) and Rogers Communications (9.9%). Before the channel's launch, both Canwest and Groupe TVA acquired Rogers' shares in the service equally. The channel was launched as Mystery on September 7, 2001. (TVA, Canwest and Rogers also owned the same shares of its French counterpart, Mystère, which would become wholly owned by TVA before launch.)
In 2007 The Channel Was Rebranded Mystery TV
On October 27, 2010, Shaw Communications completed its acquisition of Canwest, giving it control of Canwest's 50% interest in Mystery TV. On December 22, 2011, Groupe TVA announced its intentions to sell its share of The Cave (now H2) and Mystery TV to Shaw Communications, giving Shaw full control of these two channels. The deal is approved by the CRTC on April 25, 2012.
It was reported in June 2014 that Mystery TV, along with sister network Twist TV, will be rebranded as Canadian versions of the Crime & Investigation Network and FYI, respectively, under a licensing agreement with A+E Networks. They will be the fourth and fifth networks to be rebranded after History Television, Showcase Diva and The Cave were rebranded as Canadian versions of History, Lifetime and H2 respectively in 2012. The rebrand will take place in December.
- Cold Squad
- Combat Hospital
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
- Hawaii Five-0
- Las Vegas
- Law & Order
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- NCIS: Los Angeles
- Rookie Blue
- To Serve and Protect
- Note: series list is current as of April 2012.
- Shaw Communications closes purchase of Canwest TV assets, rebrands as Shaw Media
- TVA selling two specialty channels to Shaw Media; financial terms not disclosed
- Decision CRTC 2012-238 CRTC 2012-04-25
- Shaw Media announces fall lineup, pushes new dramas on Global
- "Shaw Media and A&E to Launch Two New Specialty Channels". Broadcaster Magazine. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
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