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DejaView logo.svg
DejaView logo
Launched September 4, 2001
Owned by Canwest
Shaw Media
Corus Entertainment (2016–present)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website Dejaview
Bell TV Channel 636
Shaw Direct Channel 532
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 268
Bell Fibe TV Channel 636
MTS Channel 233
Optik TV Channel 9506 (SD)
Channel 506 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 136
VMedia Channel 293
Zazeen Channel 123

DejaView is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by Corus Entertainment. It primarily airs television shows from the 1970s to 2010s.


In November 2000, Global Television Network Inc. (then owned by Canwest) was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service called Pop TV, described as "featuring classic programs from the beginnings of television. Programming will explore vintage television and the cultural impact of television on our society by providing a window on television history."[1]

The channel was launched in September 2001 as DejaView.[2]

After DejaView's parent company, Canwest, filed for creditor protection in October 2009,[3] Shaw Communications subsequently completed a purchase and took over the assets of Canwest's broadcasting arm on October 27, 2010,[4] which was announced in February of that year,[5] and renamed the company Shaw Media.

On April 1, 2016, DejaView's parent company, Shaw Media, was acquired by Corus Entertainment.

In late 2016, a 1080i high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed of DejaView was launched on Optik TV.


Throughout the channel's existence, it has primarily aired sitcoms and television dramas from the United States and Canada, however, other genres of programs have aired including game shows, reality television, and lifestyle series.

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  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-567 CRTC 2000-12-14
  2. ^ "Digital channels struggling at start of third year on cable and satellite TV". August 2003. 
  3. ^ Clark, Andrew (October 6, 2009). "Canwest Global Communications files for bankruptcy protection". The Guardian. England. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Shaw Completes Purchase of Canwest Broadcasting Assets Marketwire press release 2010-10-10
  5. ^ Shaw moves for Canwest control,, 2010-02-12

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