Wild TV

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Wild TV
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Wild TV logo
Launched September 2004
Owned by Wild TV Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Canada's Hunting and Fishing TV Network
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta
Website Wild TV
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 389 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 456 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
Bell Aliant Channel 105 (SD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 389 (SD)
MTS Channel 185 (SD)
Channel 1185 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9359 (SD)
Channel 359 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 164 (SD)
Channel 464 (HD)

Wild TV is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel broadcasting programming focusing on hunting, fishing, shooting, and the outdoors. The channel is owned by Dieter Kohler through Wild TV Inc.

Distribution[edit]

Wild TV logo 2004 - 2012

Wild TV was launched in September 2004. It began with limited coverage, mainly distributed through a few smaller cable distributors including Access Cable and Westman Communications. Wild TV was a one-channel operation rather than a large commercial entity operating many channels, and had narrowly targeted programming, so it lacked the clout needed to get carriage by major cable companies. However, subsequently Wild TV expanded its carriage across Canada, reaching deals with major cable companies including Cogeco, Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable, Videotron, Bell TV and Eastlink, as well as satellite company Shaw Direct.

International broadcast[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Wild TV reached its first international distribution agreement with TelstraClear in New Zealand. It first aired on July 1, 2009 on TelstraClear's InHomeTV service (Channel 39). Wild TV ceased broadcasting on TelstraClear during June/July 2010.

Europe[edit]

In 2010 and 2011, Wild TV was launched in several European markets including Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia.[1]

Wild TV HD[edit]

On January 28, 2010, Wild TV HD was launched as a high definition simulcast of Wild TV's standard definition feed. It is available on Rogers Cable, MTS, Optik TV and SaskTel. On December 4, 2013, Videotron added Wild TV HD.

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