Odyssey (TV channel)

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This article is about the Canadian Greek-language channel. For the Australian channel, see Odyssey Channel. For the American channel previously called Odyssey, see Hallmark Channel. For other uses, see Odyssey (disambiguation).
Odyssey
Odyssey Television Network logo.svg
Odyssey logo
Launched December 1998
Owned by Odyssey Television Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Greek Television in Canada
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) ERT World
MEGA Cosmos
Website odysseytv.ca
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 713
Shaw Direct Channel 284 / 807
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
IPTV
Bell Fibe TV Channel 889
Bell MTS Channel 503
Optik TV Channel 2941
SaskTel Channel 292

Odyssey (also known as OTN1) is a Canadian Greek language Category A specialty channel and is owned by Odyssey Television Network. It features programming from ANT1 Satellite, a private network from Greece as well as local Canadian content produced by Odyssey and other independent companies.

Programming on Odyssey consists of news, sports, Greek serials (comedies & dramas), reality programs and more.

History[edit]

OTN1 was licensed as Odyssey on 4 September 1996[1][2] by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as a regional ethnic specialty channel for the province of Ontario. On 6 June 1997 before the channel launched, the CRTC amended its licence to allow it to be distributed nationally. In December 1998 Odyssey Television was launched on Rogers Cable and Shaw Direct.

Noted series[edit]

A list of notable shows that air on Odyssey, as of November 2016:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/1996/DB96-616.htm
  2. ^ 2004 Licence renewal

External links[edit]