One (Canadian TV channel)
Current logo of One
|Launched||September 7, 2001|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Formerly called||One: The Body, Mind & Spirit Channel (2001-2011)
The Brand New One: Body, Mind, Spirit, Love Channel (2011-2015)
|Bell TV||Channel 606 (SD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 575 (SD)|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Consult your local cable provider for channel availability|
|Bell Aliant Fibe TV||Channel 278 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 606 (SD)
Channel 1606 (HD)
|Bell MTS||Channel 294 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 9349 (SD)
Channel 349 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 106 (SD)|
|Zazeen||Channel 138 (SD)|
One is a Canadian English language Category A cable and satellite specialty channel that is owned by ZoomerMedia. It offers lifestyle and entertainment programming devoted to programming on yoga and meditation, weight loss and fitness, sex and relationships, natural health and nutrition, and alternative medicine.
In November 24, 2000, a consortium consisting of Vision TV Digital (a subsidiary of S-VOX), Radio Nord Communications and Wisdom Media Group, were granted approval for a Category 1 television licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The channel was tentatively known as Wisdom: Canada's Body, Mind & Spirit Channel. Prior to the channel's launch, its ownership was restructured giving Alliance Atlantis and Renewal Partners Company a minority stake in the channel, while Wisdom Media Group's stake was sold. The channel was launched as One: the Body, Mind & Spirit channel on September 7, 2001.
On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, known as CW Media, bought Alliance Atlantis and gained its minority interest in One. In June 2009, S-VOX announced it would sell its broadcasting assets, including One, to ZoomerMedia, a company controlled by Moses Znaimer. The sale was approved by the CRTC on March 30, 2010. ZoomerMedia assumed control of S-VOX's broadcasting assets on June 30, 2010.
On October 27, 2010, Shaw Communications completed its acquisition of Canwest and Goldman Sachs' interest in CW Media, giving it control of CW Media's 37.77% interest in One. However, in March 2011, Shaw and the other minority stake holders sold their shares in the channel to ZoomerMedia, giving it 100% ownership.
On April 26, 2011, ZoomerMedia announced that it would rebrand the channel as The Brand New ONE: Body, Mind, Spirit, Love Channel on May 1, 2011. In addition to a new name, the rebrand introduced a new logo, on-air presentation, and programming, through a licensing agreement with the U.S.-based Veria TV. Although the channel introduced new programming, the channel focuses largely on the same genre of programming as it previously did with the addition of programs related to romantic relationships, as indicated by the addition of "Love" to its moniker.
On October 29, 2015, via a Facebook posting, the channel announced that it was rebranding as One which will coincide with a national free preview of the channel on November 2, 2015. The rebrand will introduce new on-screen graphics, a website, logo, and programming; however, the channel will focus largely on the same programming genre.
- Decision CRTC 2000-450 CRTC 2000-11-24
- VisionTV Board agrees to ZoomerMedia purchase of television properties, VisionTV press release, June 15, 2009
- ZoomerMedia Limited Completes Acquisitions and Financing
- Shaw Communications closes purchase of Canwest TV assets, rebrands as Shaw Media
- CRTC approves Shaw’s purchase of the Canwest Global television properties
- ZoomerMedia ownership chart
- Moses Znaimer Relaunches ONE Broadcaster Magazine 2011-04-26
- ZoomerMedia buys 250 hours of shows for One RealScreen 2011-0425
- Facebook posting 10 29 15