|Launched||November 23, 2011|
|Owned by||Hollywood Suite|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||AXN Movies
Sony Movie Channel
|Bell TV||Channel 1270|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 156 / 656|
|Access Communications||Channel 526|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 486|
|Shaw Cable||Channel 292|
|Westman Communications||Channel 469|
|Bell Aliant||Channel 593|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 1315|
|Optik TV||Channel 696|
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.
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."
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.
- Switzer launching four new movie channels Globe and Mail 2011-08-23
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-449 CRTC 2012-07-02
- Hollywood Suite Launches Four Multi-Platform HD Channels Broadcaster Magazine 2011-12-08
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