WarnerFilms

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WarnerFilms
Warner Films logo.svg
WarnerFilms logo
Launched November 23, 2011
Owned by Hollywood Suite
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) AXN Movies
Sony Movie Channel
MGM Channel
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 1270
Shaw Direct Channel 156 / 656
Cable
Access Communications Channel 526
Cogeco Channel 875
EastLink Channel 685
Rogers Cable Channel 486
Shaw Cable Channel 292
Westman Communications Channel 469
IPTV
Bell Aliant Channel 593
Bell Fibe TV Channel 1315
MTS Channel 468
Optik TV Channel 696
SaskTel Channel 480

WarnerFilms is a Canadian English language category B specialty channel owned by Hollywood Suite that broadcasts completely in high definition. The channel broadcasts films primarily from the Warner Bros. library in addition to Canadian content. WarnerFilms broadcasts films in their entirety, uncut and commercial free, with the only commercial messages airing between films.[1]

History[edit]

On July 2, 2010, Jay Switzer (co-founder of Hollywood Suite), was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a specialty television channel called Velocity, described as "a national, English‑language Category 2 specialty programming service devoted to the entire genre of action and adventure, including selections from crime fiction, and epic and heroic drama."[2]

While initially set to launch on November 14, 2011, after several short delays, the channel launched on November 23, 2011 as "WarnerFilms" exclusively in HD along with three other HD channels.[3]

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