Canal Vie

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Canal Vie
CanalVie Logo 2015.jpg
Canal Vie logo
LaunchedSeptember 8, 1997
Owned byBell Media
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
Sister channel(s)Gusto
WebsiteCanal Vie (in French)
Bell TVChannel 135 (SD)
Channel 1866 (HD)
Shaw DirectChannel 752 (SD)
Channel 384 / 243 (HD)
Available on many Canadian cable systemsCheck local listings, channels may vary
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 831 (SD)
Channel 931 (HD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 137 (SD)
Channel 1137 (HD)
Optik TVChannel 8009 (SD)
Channel 2009 (HD)
SaskTelChannel 262 (SD)
Telus QuebecChannel 48 (SD)
Channel 548 (HD)
VMediaChannel 110 (SD) (QC)
ZazeenChannel 207 (HD)

Canal Vie is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media. Canal Vie airs lifestyle and entertainment programs aimed at women in the form of talk shows, documentaries, reality TV series, and films. Programs focus on a variety of topics including home improvement, cooking, health, parenting, and relationships.


In September 1996, Radiomutuel inc. was granted approval for a television broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for Le Canal Vie, described as "a national French-language specialty service that is dedicated to information and entertainment programs focused on three very specific subjects: lifestyle (human relations, social and interpersonal), health (physical and mental), and outdoor activities for families or individuals."[1]

The channel launched on September 8, 1997 as Canal Vie.

In June 1999, Astral announced its intentions to purchase Radiomutuel,[2] which was approved by the CRTC on January 12, 2000.[3] The transaction closed shortly thereafter.

On March 4, 2013, the Competition Bureau approved the takeover of Astral Media by Bell Media.[4] Bell filed a new application for the proposed takeover with the CRTC on March 6, 2013;[5] the CRTC approved the merger on June 27, 2013.[6]

Canal Vie HD[edit]

On October 30, 2006, Astral Media launched Canal Vie HD, a HD simulcast of Canal Vie's standard definition feed.[7]

International distribution[edit]



  1. ^ Decision CRTC 96-613 CRTC 1996-09-04
  2. ^ Astral bids on Radiomutuel Playback Magazine 1999-06-14
  3. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-5 CRTC 2000-01-12
  4. ^ BCE takeover of Astral OK’d by Competition Bureau, The Montreal Gazette (via The Canadian Press), March 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Astral and Bell Comment on New Acquisition Application to CRTC, Broadcaster Magazine, March 6, 2013.
  6. ^ CRTC approves Bell-Astral merger, CBC News, June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  7. ^ La haute définition en français Infopresse 2006-10-30 (in French)

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