Séries+

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Séries+
Series+.svg
Séries+ logo
Launched January 31, 2000
Owned by Corus Entertainment
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan La Télé Des Émotions
(Television of Emotions)(2002 to 2007)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Sister channel(s) Historia
Website Séries+ (French)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 132 (SD)
Channel 1860 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 755 (SD)
Channel 242 (HD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
FibreOP Channel 610 (SD)
Channel 462 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 122 (SD)
Channel 1122 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 414 (SD)
Channel 449 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 263 (SD)

Séries+ is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming. The channel is owned by Corus Entertainment.

History[edit]

On May 21, 1999, Alliance Atlantis Communications (AAC) and Premier Choix Networks (a division of Astral Media) were granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a national French-language specialty television service called Canal Fiction, described as a "service devoted to drama."[1]

The channel was launched on January 31, 2000 as Séries+ at 6pm EST.[2]

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners known as CW Media purchased AAC and gained AAC's interest in Séries+.

Original logo of Séries+ and the logo used for Séries+ HD, however with specific markings to identify it as the HD logo.

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 Séries+.[3][4]

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.[5] In a separate deal, Corus also acquired Shaw's interests in Séries+ and Historia, giving it full ownership.[6] The deals were approved by the CRTC on December 20, 2013[7] and Corus officially become the full owner of the channel on January 1, 2014.[8]

Séries+ HD[edit]

Series+HD.png On October 30, 2006, Séries+ HD, a HD simulcast of Séries+'s standard definition feed, was launched.[9]

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