One (Canadian TV channel)

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One
One TV Get Fit.png
Current logo of One
Launched September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
Owned by ZoomerMedia
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(2017-present)
480i (SDTV)
(2001-present)
Slogan Get Fit
Country Canada
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Formerly called One: The Body, Mind & Spirit Channel (2001-2011)
The Brand New One: Body, Mind, Spirit, Love Channel (2011-2015)
Website www.onetv.ca
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 606 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 575 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Consult your local cable provider for channel availability
IPTV
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.

History[edit]

Original logo used from September 7, 2001 to May 1, 2011.

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.[1] 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.[2] The sale was approved by the CRTC on March 30, 2010.[3] ZoomerMedia assumed control of S-VOX's broadcasting assets on June 30, 2010.[4]

Logo used from 2011–2015

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.[5][6] However, in March 2011, Shaw and the other minority stake holders sold their shares in the channel to ZoomerMedia, giving it 100% ownership.[7]

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.[8][9] 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,[10] 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.

One HD[edit]

On March 23, 2017, ZoomerMedia launched One HD, a 1080i high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed. The HD feed is currently available on Bell Fibe TV and Optik TV.

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