|Launched||September 7, 2001|
|Closed||August 15, 2016|
|Owned by||Stornoway Communications|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
ichannel was a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Stornoway Communications. Its programs focused on public, social and current affairs. Its programming included films, documentaries, and talk shows.
In November 2000, a partnership between Stornoway Communications and Cogeco was granted a category 1 television broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) called The Issues Channel, described as "a national English-language specialty television service dedicated to public affairs programming, that will examine matters of public interest and concern in an engaging format."
The channel was launched on September 7, 2001 as ichannel.
In January 2004, the CRTC approved an application for Stornoway to acquire Cogeco's interest in the service.
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