Évasion

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Évasion
Évasion logo.svg
Évasion logo
LaunchedJanuary 31, 2000; 19 years ago (2000-01-31)
Owned byGroupe TVA
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
Formerly calledCanal Évasion (2000–2008)
Sister channel(s)Zeste
WebsiteÉvasion (in French)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 134 (SD)
Channel 1864 (HD)
Shaw DirectChannel 753 (SD)
Channel 425 / 256 (HD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systemsCheck local listings
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 872 (SD)
Channel 972 (HD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 123 (SD)
Channel 1123 (HD)
Bell MTSChannel 426 (SD)
Optik TVChannel 8015 (SD)
Channel 2015 (HD)
SaskTelChannel 256 (SD)
Telus QuebecChannel 44 (SD)
Channel 544 (HD)
VMediaChannel 120 (SD) (QC)

Évasion is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel owned by Groupe Serdy and Groupe TVA. The channel broadcasts programming devoted to travel and adventure.

History[edit]

In May 1999, a consortium consisting of BCE inc. (50.1%), Serdy direct Inc. (19.9%), TVA Group Inc. (10%), Media Overseas (10%), and Pathé/Canal Voyage France (10%) were granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Canal Évasion, described as "a national French-language television specialty service that is dedicated exclusively to tourism, adventure and travel."[1]

Logo used from 2000-2002. Shows the initial play-on usage of the accute accent above the É, which still carries forward with its current logo.
Evasion's logo, 2002-2008. This logo served as an inspiration for the current logo.

The channel was launched on January 31, 2000 as "Canal Évasion".[2]

After various acquisitions over the years,[3] ownership is held by the managing partner Groupe Serdy (formerly Serdy direct inc.) and Groupe TVA as a minority partner.

In December 2008, the channel unveiled a new image including a new logo and on-air presentation, including simplifying its name by dropping the "Canal".

On January 14, 2019, the CRTC approves the acquisition of the channel by Quebecor Média on behalf of its subsidiary Groupe TVA.

Évasion HD[edit]

On June 12, 2009, Serdy Direct launched an HD simulcast of Évasion.

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